TRENTON – A bill sponsored to help local governments clean contaminated properties continues advancing in the state Legislature.
TRENTON – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill that would create an outreach and enrollment initiative to increase the number of New Jersey’s children and low-income adults enrolled in New Jersey FamilyCare and other safety net programs.
TRENTON – The dramatic recovery of the American bald eagle has reached a milestone in New Jersey, with more than 100 pairs now nesting in the Garden State, according to a newly released analysis of the species’ population.
STATE – New Jersey received low marks in a new report that looks at state spending on corporate tax credits, cash grants and other economic development subsidies that are supposed to foster job creation.
TRENTON – A Superior Court judge sentenced a former Madison Borough police officer to six years in state prison for soliciting a nude photo online from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a Democrat-sponsored bill to create a “Back to Work NJ” job creation and economic growth program on Thursday. The Senate passed the bill by a 24-13 vote; the Assembly approved the bill 47-32, along party lines, earlier this month.
TRENTON – Legislation to promote the establishment of partnerships between institutions of higher education and the business community to increase collaborative research and innovation was approved Thursday by the full Senate.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts on Thursday by a vote of 37-0.
TRENTON – Legislation that would revamp the emergency medical services system in New Jersey has passed the full Senate.
TRENTON – Legislation that would allow some police officers who have had their jobs cut to skip re-taking the basic police training course received final legislative approval Thursday.