State News

Assemblywoman Urges Congressional Budget Panel To Consider National Security Before Making Cuts

TRENTON – New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano expressed concern about potential cuts to federal aid programs that affect public safety.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available To New Jerseyans

STATE – Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to self-employed residents or individuals who worked in New Jersey and are unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Irene, according to state and federal officials.

FEMA: Disaster Assistance Funding Available For All Who Qualify

STATE – New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Irene should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think doing so will keep the assistance from reaching less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials are assuring Garden State residents that there is enough disaster assistance available for everyone who qualifies.

Activists Campaign For Ford To Clean Up Toxic Waste Site

STATE – Activists are demanding that Ford Motor Company clean up toxic waste at a state park site after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stopped the company from taking ownership of part of the land last month.

Christie’s Conservative Colorado Cavort

On June 26, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Chrristie spoke at a top-secret strategy meeting hosted by the ultra-conservative Koch Brothers at the Ritz-Carlton resort near Vail, Colorado, where he told big-money GOP donors that he had his sights set on dramatic program cuts in the state and called for reductions in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Republican Roadblock Could Stop Disaster Aid

STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.