WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg announced that he will introduce legislation next week to allow certain Indonesians who came to the U.S. to reopen claims for asylum. Many Indonesians, including a number of families in New Jersey, fled their native country to avoid religious persecution.
TRENTON – A former clerk at the Jersey City Motor Vehicle Agency pleaded guilty today to illegally selling New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Department of Education today announced the results of the 2011 New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJSHS) showing overall positive trends in student health and well-being. The 2011 survey, taken by 1,657 students in 31 high schools across the state between March and June, provides information for families, school staff, administrators, community members and policy makers about adolescent behaviors and trends.
The full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Reed Gusciora, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Ruben Ramos to protect New Jersey residents from contaminated wastewater produced by the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
TRENTON — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblymen John Burzichelli, Ruben Ramos, Jr. and Wayne DeAngelo that would allow an executor of an estate to take control of a person’s online accounts in the event of their death was approved 78-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.
TRENTON – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a Democratic budget proposal Thursday by an 8-5 vote that went along party lines.
CARTERET — The Carteret Board of Education has approved a school uniform policy for the Nathan Hale Elementary School at a June 11 meeting and town hearing. The school will serve as a pilot location for a potential district-wide policy.
TRENTON – The former Superintendent for Special Services at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to have subordinate employees complete repairs or improvements at his private residence while the subordinates were on duty for the PVSC, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Pamela R. Lampitt and Albert Coutinho that would strengthen the education and practice requirements for New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program was approved 52-26 Thursday by the Assembly.