STATE — According to a new national poll of registered voters by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum ties with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Republican preferences for their party’s nomination, each garnering 33%. Newt Gingrich, once the front-runner, is fading with just 15%, while Ron Paul trails with 7%.
TRENTON – The Democrat-controlled Assembly is expected to pass the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act on Thursday, which would allow same-sex couples to marry. The state Senate approved the bill by a 24-16 vote Monday, but Gov. Chris Christie has said he will veto the legislation.
The Obama administration’s 2013 defense spending plan, detailed as part of its overall new federal budget, includes $178.8 billion to buy new weapons, ranging from jet fighters and artillery to naval cruisers and satellite systems. But the real costs of these programs to the federal budget are unlikely to be disclosed in its budget documents or dozens of detailed weapons program reports due on Capitol Hill in March, according to a recent federal audit report.
At least four Cabinet members appear ready and willing to answer President Barack Obama’s call to help fill the coffers of Democratic outside spending groups, which have to date been badly outgunned by better-funded Republican organizations.
TRENTON – An auditor employed by the New Jersey Division of Taxation has been charged with demanding a bribe from the owner of a convenience store in Gloucester County in return for not initiating an audit of the store, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – A bill that would protect good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life from civil liability was approved today by the full state Senate.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couple today by a vote of 24-16.
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JACKSON — Six Flags Great Adventure, America’s largest regional theme park, today announced the addition of King Cobra, an intense and visually-stunning, racing tube slide, opening at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Summer 2012.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.