State News

Republican Assemblywoman To Introduce Bill In Response To Comptroller’s Report On Pension Abuse

TRENTON — Assemblywoman Donna Simon announced Tuesday that she will introduce legislation aimed at stopping towns from illegally awarding taxpayer-funded pensions to part-time contractors and implementing other reforms recommended by State Comptroller Matt Boxer after his office revealed widespread abuse in the state pension system.

NJ Transit Increases Efforts To Catch Counterfeit Tickets

NEWARK — On Monday, NJ Transit announced a series of new measures, including the use of UV scanners, to prevent the use of counterfeit tickets aboard trains, buses and light rail vehicles. Officials from NJ Transit and the NJ Transit Police Department said that more than 200 arrests have been made in the past two years related to counterfeit activity.