STATE – Though just a third of New Jersey voters approve of the job their state legislature is doing, few are willing to cross party lines in the upcoming election, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
LITTLE FALLS – Gov. Chris Christie announced a payroll tax cut that is expected to allow most New Jersey workers to save about $87 per year. The tax cut, which takes effect next year, results from changes to the Temporary Disability Insurance fund payroll taxes.
STATE – Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election, when voters will select state legislators as well as county officials. There are also local contests in some municipalities.
TRENTON — A new teacher evaluation system will be implemented statewide next year before administrators and educators have sufficient time to evaluate the success of its pilot program and make necessary adjustments, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).
NEWARK – On the 25th anniversary of the law that created the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) were joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to celebrate improved transparency and environmental quality since the legislation passed in 1986.
NEPTUNE — New Jersey residents who sustained damage from Hurricane Irene have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Oct. 31.
TRENTON – When it comes to teens and driving, the statistics tell the story and illuminate the risks. The leading cause of death among teenagers is car crashes. In the past 10 years, more than 700 young drivers have lost their lives on New Jersey roads and every 10 minutes another teen is involved in a crash.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak carried nearly 30.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2011 ending Sept. 30, marking the highest ridership total since the National Railroad Passenger Corporation started operations in 1971 and the eighth ridership record during the last nine years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded $2.8 million to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for drunk driving prevention, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today.
NEWARK — NJ Transit customers gave the agency a slightly higher overall satisfaction rating, but rail customers were less pleased with service, according to the second quarter scorecard data released this week. The customer satisfaction survey ratings are part of the agency’s “Scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a clear measurement of how the corporation is performing.