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.
TRENTON – The Historic Property Reinvestment Act, intended to encourage homeowners and businesses to rehabilitate historic properties by providing tax credits for some of the costs associated with restoration, was approved Monday by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.
STATE — Richard S. says that he owes what and where he is today to Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. He currently lives a modest but comfortable and contented life with his loving wife of 17 years, living independently in their own apartment. He is deeply spiritual, in recovery and very aware that life could be very different for him – in fact it had been very different before he came to Bridgeway.
STATE – New Jersey-based volunteers, Dick Isackson, Doug Metz and Len Nemeroff have been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their efforts during 2011 to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for survivors of natural and other disasters worldwide.