TRENTON – Plans by an Assembly panel to consider legislation to implement an important aspect of the federal health care reform law by creating a state health insurance exchange highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.
Voters will hear many good reasons to vote “yes” on the higher education facilities bond, on the Nov. 6, ballot; the first such investment in New Jersey higher education since 1988. A vote for the bond is important far beyond the facilities it will build, and the jobs it will create.
NEWARK — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) joins with safety, law enforcement and transportation agencies nationwide in encouraging drivers to exhibit extra caution on the road this Wednesday, Oct. 10 for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced record ridership on the Northeast Corridor during fiscal year 2012, increasing 4.8 percent to 11.4 million passengers. Overall, Amtrak carried more that 31.2 million passengers, the highest annual total since the rail service began operations in 1971. Amtrak’s overall ticket revenue rose 6.8 percent to $2.02 billion.
STATE — A clear majority of New Jersey voters support the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
FLEMINGTON — Rep. Leonard Lance will participate in three debates this month, with the first scheduled for tomorrow. The Republican congressman is running against Middlesex County Democrat Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With loan volume steadily increasing for the past six quarters, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs posted the second largest dollar volume ever in FY 2012, supporting $30.25 billion in loans to small businesses. That amount was surpassed only by FY 2011, which was heavily boosted by the loan incentives under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
STATE — Garden State residents are poised to head to the polls in November knowing little about an important bond issue on the ballot. According to the most recent poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 87 percent of registered voters have heard “little” or “nothing” about the bond on the November ballot that would allocate $750 million dollars for college and university infrastructure in New Jersey.