NEWARK – A Manalapan man was sentenced Thursday to 48 months in federal prison, the last of eight people sentenced this week for their roles in an oxycodone distribution scheme involving the owner of an Edison pharmacy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – A Jersey City man pleaded guilty today to trying to cover up commercial bribes that his boss, a bounty hunter, allegedly paid to an insurance company executive, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved $20 million for Amtrak to continue work on the Gateway Tunnel project as part of the FY 2013 THUD appropriations bill. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.
CHERRY HILL – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today expanded “Project Medicine Drop,” a statewide initiative to help everyday citizens join the fight against the abuse of addictive, deadly prescription drugs.
TRENTON — Republican Senators representing districts with large numbers of New York City commuters have sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressing their strong opposition to any effort to restore a 0.45% income tax on New Jersey commuters working in New York City.
TRENTON – After six consecutive months of private sector job growth, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.0 percent in March. The state’s economy shed 8,600 jobs during the month, according to estimates released today.
STATE – Half of New Jersey voters believe President Barack Obama should be re-elected in November, while 40 percent say it’s time for someone new in the Oval Office, according to a new Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll. Those numbers are up from 47 percent in February and 46 percent in October.