TRENTON — A proposal by state Senators Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth) and Robert W. Singer (R- Ocean) to extend tax benefits to eligible veterans residing in continuing care retirement communities has been approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.
TRENTON – Even though New Jersey lost 11,700 jobs in October, according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 9.7 percent.
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.
NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs is citing 10 unregistered home improvement contractors, and assessing civil penalties of $2,500 each, resulting from an “Undercover House” operation conducted in partnership with the Mercer County Office of Consumer Affairs, officials announced today.
STATE – American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team has been on the scene in the Northeast corridor for the past two weeks providing essential rescue, treatment, and shelter services, as well as emergency food, supplies, and medicine to cold, hungry and frightened animals caught in the path of Superstorm Sandy.
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.
TRENTON – The state Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee will hold a series of regional hearings in areas of the state hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, beginning with one at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Toms River Municipal Complex in Ocean County that will focus on the issues facing rebuilding the Jersey Shore and lessons learned.