TRENTON — Legislation that would deny any person on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist a firearms identification card or permit was approved by an Assembly panel today, 7-2-1. This measure is one of numerous bills in an Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention bill package.
NEWARK — PSE&G is warning its customers about a scam in which individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees threaten to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made to them that day.
TRENTON – A new high-tech facial recognition program, “Operation Facial Scrub” used to detect individuals who obtained New Jersey driver’s licenses using false identities, has resulted in more than 600 potential criminal cases have been referred to the Attorney General, who announced a first wave of 38 criminal prosecutions today.
STATE — State Sen. Barbara Buono is back at work this morning after being involved in a car accident Monday night, according to a campaign spokesman.
HILLSBOROUGH – The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) Animal Hall of Fame Committee has selected five dogs, one cat, one horse, and two animal welfare advocates for induction into the 18th Annual NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame.
TRENTON — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey have until March 1 to return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel today advanced a Democrat-sponsored bill that would allow early voting in primary and general elections. The bill (A-3553) aims to give residents more voting alternatives following the Election Day woes created by Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin and Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. that would create a rape shield law for civil cases was released today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation to require crime witness to be notified of a defendant’s release was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.