STATE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $640,000 to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to better protect wetlands throughout the state.
TRENTON – An Assembly Panel approved legislation today sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson and Peter J Barnes III to establish a pilot program that would give the Attorney General the authority to take over a county or municipal law enforcement agencies’ internal affairs office under certain circumstances.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all vendor-run state inspections stations will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. All other MVC facilities, including agencies and driver testing sites, will be open, that day, during normal business hours.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday to ban credit card companies from soliciting students on public college campuses.
TRENTON – The state Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give the Department of Human Services and county and municipal welfare agencies access to the state’s sex offender registry for use when placing homeless and displaced families into emergency shelters, including hotels and motels.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved legislation on Thursday that would eliminate a mandatory waiting period for marriage licenses to be issued.
JACKSON — Due today’s winter storm that is expected to continue into tomorrow, Six Flags Great Adventure has canceled its Feb. 9 job fair. Entertainment auditions will proceed as scheduled Feb. 10 beginning at 1 p.m.
TRENTON — The state Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would restrict the ability of young people to use spray tanning and tanning beds at tanning facilities.
WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. The State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions.