Category: State News

Poll: NJ Residents Give State High Marks

STATE — In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index stands at +29. This is down only slightly from the +30 score recorded in December and marks the third highest score in the more than two years Monmouth has been measuring this index.

Committee Advances Judicial Nominations

TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of five Superior Court judges this week. The nominees include Stephen Taylor, 52, of Montgomery; Carlia Brady, 41, of Woodbridge; Jeffrey Jablonski , 43, of Kearny; Kathleen Sheedy, 56, of Cream Ridge and Thomas Shusted Jr., 57, of Cherry Hill.

NJ Files Suit Against Operators Of Sandy Relief Charity

NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against the operators of a purported Superstorm Sandy charity, alleging the defendants unlawfully misled the public by diverting donated funds into their personal accounts, misleading donors with false claims about the ways donations would be used, falsely claiming that donations are tax-deductible, and otherwise deceiving the public in violation of New Jersey’s charity registration and consumer protection laws.

Assembly Approves Gun Control Bills

TRENTON – The Assembly passed 22 gun control bills yesterday, in votes that went mostly along party lines. Supporters of the legislation say that it will help reduce gun violence, an issue that gained national attention after December’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.