ELIZABETH—Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) joined Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20), representatives from the Million Mom March and Ceasefire New Jersey, and others at Elizabeth City Hall to demand action on new gun safety legislation in the wake of recent shooting tragedies in Colorado and Wisconsin.
STATE – The nations four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have filed suit in federal court to prevent New Jersey from allowing sports betting at racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.
While attention focuses on congressional action on the Bush tax cuts, another tax bill is quietly tiptoeing through the Senate. The Senate Finance Committee has reported out the corporate tax extenders bill, a collection of dozens of tax breaks, many targeting industries whose lobbyists have filled campaign larders with cash. These tax breaks all expired at the end of last year, and are on track to be renewed for another year with little debate or scrutiny.
WAYNE – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, State Office of Weights and Measures, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Wayne Police Department today announced 171 State civil complaints and 30 municipal code violations against 12 jewelers who allegedly violated the laws protecting cash-strapped consumers seeking to trade in their precious metals for money.
STATE — As the state and federal government consider ending the ban on sales tax for Internet purchases, New Jerseyans express a resounding “no” and believe the added burden to consumers far outweighs the benefits to the state, according to the most recent PublicMind survey of Garden State residents aged 18 and older.
TRENTON – A former correction officer at Northern State Prison in Newark was sentenced to prison today for smuggling pre-paid cell phones and drugs into the prison as part of a smuggling network, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
ELIZABETH — Last week a Union County Grand Jury indicted a Plainfield man on six counts of sexual assault and criminal sexual contact after a police investigation revealed that he allegedly abused a teenage girl on a regular basis for two years, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas said.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two missing children from New Brunswick.
SUMMIT — A Summit man was indicted last week in Union County after an investigation revealed that he allegedly sexually abused a young boy on a regular basis over a period of six years, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced.