Category: State News

NJ Gas Prices Show Slight Decline

STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 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 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Proposed Bill Would Authorize Court-Ordered Outpatient Treatment For Mentally Ill

TRENTON — State Senators Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passiac) and Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would authorize courts in any county in New Jersey to order patients with mental illness to partake in outpatient treatment. Currently, only six counties have taken advantage of legislation enacted in 2009 that enabled an involuntary outpatient treatment program.

Christie Calls Climate Change A “Distraction;” Environmental Group Criticizes Rush To Rebuild

STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has been quick to downplay the impact of climate change on New Jersey, and actually referred to it as a “distraction” in a recent interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer. With the arrival of the unofficial start of summer last weekend, New Jersey’s Republican governor was highly visible at the Jersey shore, trumpeting his recovery efforts in hopes of drawing tourists to the state.