TRENTON – Citing the imprudence of imposing obligations on New Jersey citizens while questions of constitutionality are pending with the Supreme Court of the United States, Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed legislation that would have begun to establish a health care exchange in New Jersey in line with the federal Affordable Care Act.
HAMILTON –Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced a new initiative in which the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice are aggressively targeting gun violence in New Jersey through strategic investigations focused on seizing existing weapons in violent areas, disrupting the supply-chain of weapons trafficking into those areas, and aggressively prosecuting criminals involved in the illegal sale and possession of weapons.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Attendees of the 2012 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House and Air Show will witness aerial performances demonstrating our military’s joint warfighting capabilities.
ROBBINSVILLE – May is American Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, about 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year–which means a stroke occurs every 40 seconds on average. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes and an estimated 185,000 people who survive a stroke go on to have another in their lifetime.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the systems used at gas station pumps to capture harmful gasoline vapors while refueling cars can be phased out. Modern vehicles are equipped to capture those emissions.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against two North Jersey moving companies accused of enticing consumers with low cost estimates, then holding the consumers’ belongings hostage with the demand that they pay hundreds or thousands of dollars more than the originally agreed-upon prices.
STATE — U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has a comfortable nine-point lead over his Republican opponent, Joe Kyrillos, in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Forty-two percent say they’d support Menendez if the election were held today, while 33 percent would vote for Kyrillos and 24 percent remain undecided.
Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” a superhero answer to Kellogg’s Variety Pak featuring Captain America, The Black Widow, Iron Man, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Thor, is like a 4th of July celebration, except that its fireworks finale lasts about sixty minutes. This is mostly dessert with little main course, a cacophonous sugar rush of special effects.