TRENTON— One day after earning Gov. Chris Christie’s support, legislation aimed at saving New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act has cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
TRENTON – An appellate court determined that Gov. Chris Christie exceeded his authority when he abolished the Council on Affordable Housing last year and transferred the council’s functions to the Department of Community Affairs.
TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a new rule that gives it flexibility to modify compliance with rules in certain limited circumstances. According to the agency, all waiver applications and actions will be posted prominently on the DEP’s website. Requests for waivers will be accepted beginning Aug. 1.
TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously advanced a bill to increase fines on drivers who illegally pass school buses.
TRENTON – February’s income, sales and business tax collections were 9.5 percent above fiscal 2012 budget forecasts, according to state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff. February 2012 revenue improved 20 percent above February 2011 figures, according to the treasurer.
TRENTON – A jury convicted a Holmdel man of distributing child pornography over the internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today. The defendant was among more than three dozen people arrested in 2007 as part of “Operation Silent Shield,” an investigation by the New Jersey State Police that targeted offenders who distributed child pornography online.
TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson today announced the start of a major rehabilitation project involving three linear miles of eastbound and westbound travel lanes of Interstate 78 in Essex and Union counties.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned consumers about a fraudulent mailing that bears the logo and seal of the Office of the Attorney General, and which invites consumers to apply for their share of the proceeds from a fictitious multimillion-dollar legal settlement.
TRENTON – New Jersey lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie announced bi-partisan legislation to preserve the state’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights law.
STATE — Fueled for the second straight year by heavy mass media advertising, lobbyist spending soared to a record $73 million in 2011, Jeff Brindle, executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), announced today.