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.
STATE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making pollution prevention grants to two New Jersey universities, officials have announced.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about a “Financial Recovery Awards” scam mailing sent to homeowners in flood-affected areas.
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.
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.
EDISON – According to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey’s poverty rate reached 10 percent in 2009-10, the highest it has been since 1993-94.
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.
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.
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.
STATE — The swearing in of the Anne Murray Patterson as associate justice of the state Supreme Court last week marked the end of black and Hispanic representation on New Jersey’s highest court.