STATE — New Jersey employment contracted marginally in June while the state’s unemployment rate continued to trend lower from the recessionary high reached in December 2009. The state’s unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point in June to 9.6 percent, just above the national rate of 9.5 percent.
TRENTON – Noting data that shows New Jersey led the nation in new unemployment claims at the end of June, Senate Budget and Appropriations Chairman Paul Sarlo said the figures show that the administration’s fiscal policies are not stimulating the economy or creating new jobs.
EDISON — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) joined with Edison’s Mayor Antonia Ricigliano to mark the start of construction of the Silver Lake Solar Farm last week.
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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today that caps local property tax growth at two percent per year.
TRENTON – The state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need to inform suspects in their native language that they are legally required to take a Breathalyzer test.
STATE — Decorum went out the window when a Union County politician disgraced himself on the floor of the state Senate last week during a statehouse debate on school funding.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deadline for the completion of qualifying First-Time Homebuyer Credit purchases has been extended. Taxpayers who entered into a binding contract before the end of April now have until Sept. 30, 2010 to close on the home.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the start of construction on a $1.2 million bridge deck replacement project on Route 22 eastbound over Burke Parkway in Union Township.