State News

Officials Announce New Child Safety Seat Guidlines

TRENTON – State officials announced new car seat recommendations for children Monday, highlighting the annual Child Passenger Safety Week which features a public information campaign and safety events to be held throughout New Jersey.

NJ Officials Gather For Homeland Security Conference

NEW BRUNSWICK – Governor Chris Christie and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Charles McKenna today convened a homeland security conference for more than 400 law enforcement, homeland security and emergency management professionals from various federal, state and local government agencies.

AAA Survey Finds Support for New Infrastructure Funding, with Safeguards

HAMILTON – A recent survey of New Jersey motorists conducted on behalf of the Automobile Association of America found a majority would support an increase in the gas tax, if that money was dedicated to transportation infrastructure projects.

Officials Advise Residents To Take Precautions Against Mosquito-borne West Nile Virus

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Senior Services are urging New Jersey residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties.

Transportation Security Officer Sentenced For Stealing From Travelers

NEWARK – A lead transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport was sentenced today to six months home confinement for his role in stealing money from travelers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

“Pay To Play” Panned

New Jersey’s vaunted “Pay to Play” law was supposed to eliminate the legalized form of bribery by which elected officials award public contracts at taxpayer expense to the campaign contributors that helped them get elected but according to the state comptroller, Matthew Boxer, that statute is worthless and ineffective.