State News

Officials Call for More Donations, More Workplace Blood Drives

MOUNT HOLLY – New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today joined New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO Betsy Ryan and Virtua CEO Rich Miller at a blood drive at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly to encourage more people to donate blood and more employers to hold blood drives to ease the state’s chronic blood shortage.

‘Grow New Jersey’ Bill Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bipartisan bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) which creates the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Christie.

NJ DEP Reminds Residents To Recycle TVs & Computers

TRENTON – Unwanted televisions, computers, electronic tablets, e-book readers, and monitors that have been replaced by new electronic holiday gifts cannot be tossed into the trash but must be recycled as required by the state’s one-year-old Electronic Waste Management Act, which generated an estimated 40 million pounds of recycled e-waste last year in New Jersey, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said today.