TRENTON— Legislation that would mandate a sentence of 25 year to life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.
STATE — The indictment of Elizabeth School Board President Marie Munn on charges of theft by deception and tampering with public records related to a free lunch scandal could give Republican lawmakers the issue they need to unravel the state’s school aid formula.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
NEWARK – A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 262 months in prison for his role in carjacking a Lincoln Continental at gunpoint in the city last year, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Union County state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Nicholas P. Scutari which would expand eligibility for the State’s drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a pilot program in two counties in which any offender who’s eligible would be automatically enrolled in a drug treatment program was approved by the Senate Thursday by a vote of 33-2.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today kicked off the Month of the Horse at the Rutgers Equine Science Center in New Brunswick to the equine industry to highlight the many resources the center offers and all the unique equine activities and facilities in the state.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has extended the deadlines for Homestead Benefit and Senior Freeze applications to Friday, Oct. 19, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said.
NEWARK — In these final days before the polls open on Tuesday, Ron C. Rice’s congressional campaign picked up another endorsement. The Newark Teachers Union has come out in support of the Newark councilman.
TRENTON – After emphasizing that his nominee had the experience and qualifications to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court, Gov. Chris Christie blasted the seven Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who voted against Bruce Harris yesterday, claiming that they “made a mockery of the process.”