Cutting Early Childhood Programs Could Worsen Fiscal Problems

WASHINGTON, D.C.—States can save money and stimulate their economies by protecting funding for effective pre-kindergarten and home visiting programs, according to a new issue brief by the Partnership for America’s Economic Success.

Home Weatherproofing Aid For Low-Income Families

By Jason Alderman If you’re plagued by winter drafts and high heating bills but can’t afford to weatherproof your home, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) just might be able to help. Since 1976, WAP has…

$5.15 Million Available To Investors Defrauded By Robert Brennan

NEWARK—A distribution plan that provides $5.15 million to investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan has been approved, marking a significant milestone to a case the New Jersey Bureau of Securities began in 1995.

Ringleader Of $100 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced To 18 Years in Prison

NEWARK – Wayne Puff, the ringleader of a massive Ponzi scheme which defrauded hundreds of investors and mortgage lenders of more than $100 million through a purported real estate investment business, was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison yesterday, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.

Beware Potential Frauds When Donating To Haiti Relief Efforts

NEWARK—The Office of the Attorney General and its Division of Consumer Affairs today advised residents to remain cautious of potential scams when they receive donation requests to aid victims of this week’s earthquake in Haiti.

1.4 Million New Jersey Filers Missing Out On Faster Refunds

MOUNTAINSIDE — IRS e-file, the popular electronic tax return preparation and delivery service used by two-thirds of New Jersey filers, opens for business today. In New Jersey, nearly 2.8 million e-filed last year out of the 4.2 million returns filed.