NEWARK – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded New Jerseyans to be smart when filing their tax returns – and beware of various “quickie tax refund loans” that may cut deeply into their federal refunds.
By Elise Young and Terrence Dopp Mar 5, 2013 12:01 AM ET New Jersey’s public pension deficit swelled 13 percent to $47.2 billion in fiscal 2012 as the state continued to make partial contributions to its retirement plans. The system…
TRENTON – A former Rutgers University instructor was sentenced to state prison today for using a computer in his university office to share videos of child pornography over the Internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
NEWARK – Consumers filed 2,164 complaints last year about alleged price gouging, making such illegal pricing the single largest category of complaints received by the State Division of Consumer Affairs.
BRIDGEWATER – At the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center in Bridgewater, Congressman Leonard Lance today announced that he will introduce legislation titled the ‘Excellence in Mental Health Act.’ Lance’s measure would seek to strengthen our Nation’s mental health services.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54 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 fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70 per gallon , according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
TRENTON – New Jersey residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy now have until April 1, 2013 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline extension applies for homeowner, renter, and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance, another important step in the disaster relief process to ensure survivors obtain all relief they are eligible for.
FREEHOLD — A Staten Island man is charged with the armed robbery of the JP Morgan Chase Bank in Colts Neck after investigators tracked him down to an Alabama hotel, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s efforts to revive its struggling casino business suffered another setback on Thursday, when a federal judge upheld a law prohibiting sports betting in 46 of 50 states. The state is expected to appeal the decision.
Captain Mark Kelly, former astronaut and the husband of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, wrote a stunning op-ed saying the gun show loophole “just doesn’t make sense.”