State News

Court Ruling Restores COAH

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.

NJ’s February Tax Collections Up

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.

Holmdel Man Convicted Of Distributing Child Pornography Online

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.