STATE – Saturday, thousands of volunteers hit the beaches to participate in Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) 27th Annual Fall Beach Sweeps at 60 sites along the Jersey Shore. Volunteers removed and cataloged each piece of debris to document ongoing pollution issues. Robust crowds were reported up and down the coast.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
TRENTON — A Somerset County man was convicted at trial of issuing a bad check for writing a $100,000 check to a friend, knowing that there were not enough funds in his bank account to cover it, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Thursday.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel advanced a bill this week sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Vincent Prieto, Thomas P. Giblin and Annette Quijano that would prevent certain trucking companies from misclassifying their employees in order to avoid paying payroll taxes.
TRENTON – Led by a loss of 2,300 public sector jobs, New Jersey lost 1,200 jobs in September according to a report released yesterday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Division of Law Director Christopher S. Porrino announced Thursday that the Division of Law is actively soliciting applications for its Volunteer Associates in Public Service (VAPS) Program.
TRENTON – The former Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation and an Assistant Deputy Director were sentenced today for accepting lavish gifts from a collections company, OSI Collections Services Inc., while continuing to take action on the company’s contracts with the state to collect unpaid taxes, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved legislation today that would create more stringent oversight of community care facilities servicing the developmentally disabled and provide a clear methodology for investigating potential instances of abuse. The measure now awaits action by Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – In the wake of the NYPD surveillance controversy, the Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) that would require out-of-state law enforcement to properly notify law enforcement officials in New Jersey of intended counter-terrorism investigations in the state.