State News

AG’s Office Investigates Police Shooting Of Suspect Who Allegedly Tried To Run Over State Trooper

Yoel Sanchez (Photo courtesy of the NJ Attorney General's Office)

PATERSON – The New Jersey Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting in which a state trooper shot a city man last night in Paterson as the suspect allegedly attempted to run him over with his vehicle.

Senate Labor Committee Advances Bill To Protect Job Seekers’ Privacy

The New Jersey State House (Photo credit: Marion Touvel)

TRENTON — The Senate Labor Committee advanced bipartisan legislation today to protect the privacy of job seekers. The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an applicant to provide online passwords or in any other way provide access to their private social networking accounts.

Senate Committee Advances Scutari Resolution Calling For Olympic Uniforms To Be “Made In The USA”

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari

TRENTON – The Olympics are a memory for most New Jersey residents, but Trenton lawmakers haven’t forgotten the controversy that developed this summer when the media learned that the uniforms provided to the U.S. Olympic team to wear for the opening ceremony were manufactured in China.

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Help Nurses Married To Military Personnel

The New Jersey State House (Photo credit: Marion Touvel)

TRENTON – A Senate committee on Thursday released legislation that would grant a temporary nursing license to the qualified spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has been relocated to New Jersey.

Two New Brunswick Programs For Domestic Violence Victims Receive Federal Funding

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg (left) and Robert Menendez (right)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey lawmakers announced that three organizations that serve victims of domestic violence, including two based in New Brunswick, would share $1.1 million in federal funding.

NJ Expands “Project Medicine Drop” Program To Help Residents Safely Dispose Of Unwanted Drugs

New Project Medicine Drop locations (click to open a larger version)

PARAMUS – New Jersey’s “Project Medicine Drop” project has added 20 new locations, giving it 27 in all with at least one in every county, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today.

NJ Law Enforcement Partners Focus On Danger Of Lasers Temporarily Blinding Pilots

Laser pointers (Photo credit: )

WEST TRENTON– Pilots, law enforcement and prosecutors converged on the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) on Wednesday to talk about the dangers of laser strikes to the cockpits of aircraft.