State News

Union Officers Arrested For Embezzlement

NEWARK – Two union officers from Local 164 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) were arrested today in connection with an embezzlement scheme that defrauded the union and its Apprentice Program of $350,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Lawmaker Calls On BPU To Investigate Allegations Of JCP&L Overcharging

State Sen. Barbara Buono

EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono today urged the state Board of Public Utilities to withhold approval of any pending rate increases for Jersey Central Power & Light until it determines whether the utility has overcharged its New Jersey customers by tens of millions of dollars while failing to invest adequately in the infrastructure and staffing needed to restore service quickly after major storms.