State News

NJ Officials Address Changing Environments At Annual Homeland Security Conference

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa

WEST LONG BRANCH – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson convened a homeland security conference for more than 400 law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management professionals from various federal, state and local government agencies, as well as representatives from numerous private sector organizations.

Pro-Choice PAC Endorses Menendez

Sen. Bob Menendez

NEW BRUNSWICK- Citing his defense of woman’s reproductive rights, access to preventive medical services, and availability to contraception NARAL Pro-Choice America’s political action committee has announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election.

Amtrak Announces Record Ridership Levels

An Amtrak train at Trenton Transit Center (Photo credit: Michael E. Pearson via Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced record ridership on the Northeast Corridor during fiscal year 2012, increasing 4.8 percent to 11.4 million passengers. Overall, Amtrak carried more that 31.2 million passengers, the highest annual total since the rail service began operations in 1971. Amtrak’s overall ticket revenue rose 6.8 percent to $2.02 billion.