TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that allows school districts to continue to implement anti-bullying prevention and training programs at no cost to the district was signed into law.
TRENTON – Yesterday evening, the state Senate Judiciary Committee rejected Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination of First Assistant Attorney General Phil Kwon to the state Supreme Court by a vote of 7-6. If approved, Kwon would have been the state’s first Asian-American justice.
MANVILLE – Congressman Leonard Lance scored an overwhelming victory at Thursday evening’s Somerset County Republican Convention in Manville. Lance defeated perennial challenger David Larsen 83% to 17%.
STATE — The New Jersey Sierra Club has joined a lawsuit with other environmental and labor groups to oppose the Waiver Rule, which would allow the state Department of Environmental Protection to waive certain rules under certain circumstances.
TRENTON — Amidst growing reports of private businesses demanding Facebook login information from job applicants, Assemblyman John Burzichelli is introducing legislation that would bar employers from requiring current or prospective employees from submitting to the invasive practice as a condition of employment.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers added 8,700 jobs in February, the sixth consecutive month of increased payrolls, but the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.0 percent according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
TOMS RIVER – The way in which car buyers temporarily tag their newly-purchased vehicles changed drastically today as the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and various levels of law enforcement joined forces to announce and unveil the state’s new system for issuing electronic temporary vehicle registration tags. The eTemp Tag system better protects officers during routine traffic stops, is easily seen on vehicles and reduces the overall cost to dealerships.
ROBBINSVILLE – The state of New Jersey recently provided the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) with a $50,000 reimbursement to help fund a steroid testing program designed to protect high school student athletes from the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, raised a total of $8,770 during the month of February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey through its participation in the organization’s 2012 Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on March 2-4.
TRENTON – State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, the author of the New Jersey’s DNA Database law, has introduced legislation which would expand DNA sampling to include people convicted of disorderly persons offenses in order to increase the accuracy of the database and shed light on currently unsolved crimes.