State News

NJ Residents Still Unaware Of Sandy Recovery Firm Bypassing Regulations

STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.

Sandy Not Spoiling Summer Vacation Plans

NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three-quarters of regular Jersey shore visitors plan to go “down the shore” this summer as usual, despite the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Most – 64 percent – say they will spend about as much time as in summers past, while 13 percent say they will make longer stays. Just under two-thirds of the 20 percent who will make shorter visits say Sandy is the reason they will cut back.

NJ Gas Prices Continue To Climb, But Are Under National Average

STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 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 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.