TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced a bill to authorize the Supreme Court to increase or add new court filing fees to fund the judiciary’s computerized court information system, and Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides legal assistance in civil matters to individuals living below the poverty line at no charge.
TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee approved a bill to ensure that all New Jersey hospitals follow the same rules in terms of disclosure and transparency of finances by a vote of 9-0, with one abstention on Thursday.
TRENTON – The Christie Administration today announced the revival of the Urban Youth Corps summer program that will create employment opportunities for hundreds of young adults who will develop essential employment skills while designing and carrying out roadway enhancement projects
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHSS) has been awarded $1.9 million for HIV prevention under the Center for Disease Control’s national HIV/AIDS strategy program.
STATE — The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides Medicare beneficiaries free, unbiased and accurate information on their coverage options, today marked its 25th anniversary by honoring the program’s 400 trained counselors, including 200 who are volunteers.
TRENTON – Five members of a Newark family have been indicted for rolls in alleged schemes to defraud the state of more than $2 million by filing false claims for unemployment benefits, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths announced today.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help reduce the shortage of teachers in science and mathematics was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday. The measure comes on the heels of a similar, successful pilot program, known as “Traders to Teachers.”
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.