One major piece of legislation President Obama signed last year was the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which made fundamental changes to credit card agreements. Some provisions were adopted last summer, but the bulk of them took effect Feb. 22.
TRENTON – A bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension and benefits system was unanimously released by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.
NEWARK – NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced today that the statewide transit agency is aggressively confronting current and future budget shortfalls that have arisen due to the severe national recession and the state’s $2.2 billion current-year budget gap, and $11 billion FY11 budget gap.
April 15 is right around the corner. If a chill just went down your spine, chances are you haven’t yet organized your income tax paperwork, let alone filed your return.
MOUNTAINSIDE — Nine Internal Revenue Service offices will open their doors on Saturday, Feb. 20, IRS staff will provide assistance for taxpayers dealing with difficult economic times.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said that New Jersey is in a “state of financial crisis” and outlined cuts to address a $2.2 billion gap in this year’s budget before a joint session of the Legislature this morning.
ELIZABETH – Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) urged federal regulators to approve an acquisition to save a struggling Elizabeth bank whose officers included contributors to his campaigns.
ELIZABETH — The Wall Street Journal has reported that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez urged the Federal Reserve to bailout a struggling bank without disclosing that two of his top campaign contributors were chairman and vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors.
Now corporate managers can in effect buy elections directly. The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed much more power to the small sector of the population that dominates the economy.