TRENTON – Private sector employers in the Garden State added 30,900 workers to their payrolls in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), marking the state’s largest single monthly employment gain since the current practice of calculating total nonfarm employment began in 1990.
STATE — Today, the one year moratorium on natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New Jersey has come to end.
TRENTON – A former employee of the City of Newark was sentenced to prison Wednesday for conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. Two store owners who participated in the scheme were also sentenced to prison on Jan. 16.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel advanced legislation today that would establish a State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to leverage public and private investments for the long-term overhaul of New Jersey’s transportation network.
STATE — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey have until Wednesday, Jan. 30, to return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. That is also the deadline to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
TRENTON – A civilian employee of the New Jersey State Police was charged today with posing as an inspector to coerce two men from South Carolina into giving her one of the generators they were selling at a roadside location in Burlington County after Hurricane Sandy, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) to authorize law enforcement agencies to inform public and independent institutions of higher education when a student is charged or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to require educational brochures on college loan repayment schedules to be created and distributed to high school students.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel advanced proposed legislation to help homeowners better understand their insurance policies – a problem that has particularly arisen after Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON – Officials are encouraging New Jerseyans displaced from their homes due to damage from Hurricane Sandy to use an online housing locator to help them quickly find affordable transitional or long-term housing.