TRENTON – Following Monday’s court ruling that prevents the state from making judges pay more towards their pensions and health benefits, Gov. Chris Christie said that he would seek an amendment to the state Constitution, if necessary, to have judges treated equally with other public employees who are being asked to make sacrifices.
TRENTON – The state Department of Education today submitted New Jersey’s application for the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge to the US Department of Education. This application would help to improve the quality of programs for over 75,000 low-income children from birth to age five in non-Abbott school districts across New Jersey.
NEPTUNE – With the deadline to register for disaster assistance less than two weeks away, officials announced that federal aid to New Jersey residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene totaled more than $181 million as of Oct. 18.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With as many as 15 million viewers—including many children— expected to tune in to watch the first game of the 2011 World Series tonight, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), joined several fellow Democrats to call on the Major League Baseball Players Association to ban the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, on the field, in the dugout, and in the locker rooms.
WESTFIELD—For a fifth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer and greetings to service members, their families and veterans throughout the holiday season.
TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors called for a level playing field between New Jersey brick-and-mortar businesses and out-of-state, internet-only retailers.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police voted unanimously today to seek a review by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office of all police use-of-force investigations conducted by internal affairs units in each of the county’s 25 municipal police departments.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff reminded taxpayers last week to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Oct. 31 deadline.
TRENTON – An audit released today by New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state’s largest Medicaid health maintenance organization has done a poor job of pursuing and reporting fraud and abuse recoveries that would lower insurance costs paid by the state.
EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School community recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month with a series of activities and also raised money for the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation. The school collected $692 in donations on Pink Day, October 12.