State News

Vitale Sponsors Bill Creating Physician Loan Redemption Program

TRENTON – In an effort to address a current and worsening physician shortage in New Jersey, state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale is sponsoring a bill that would establish a Physician Loan Redemption Program for both primary care and specialty physicians who pledge to work in underserved and physician shortage areas.

Sprawl & Overdevelopment Make Flooding Worse, According To NJ Sierra Club

STATE – Some New Jersey residents are still cleaning up from the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms, and one environmental advocacy group warns that future effects could be even worse if state officials continue to allow overdevelopment and sprawl.

Port Authority Bridge & Tunnel Tolls Go Up Sunday

STATE – It’s going to get more expensive for drivers to travel to New York this weekend. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is raising tolls on all of its bridges and tunnels between the two states starting Sunday.

Menendez Calls On Senate GOP Members To Stop Blocking Bi-partisan Autism Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today called on Senate Republicans to stop blockage of his bi-partisan bill to extend the programs under the Combating Autism Act for another three years.

DEP And Mercer County Reach Agreement To Preserve Trenton Archeological Site

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County have agreed to a joint, cost-shared project to preserve and restore the Petty’s Run archeological site in Trenton and to create a historical interpretive center at the site, which is located adjacent to the Statehouse, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced today.