RALEIGH, N.C. – While Americans generally have a favorable view of most states, they don’t think well of New Jersey. According to the results of a surveys by Public Policy Polling, 32 percent of American voters had an unfavorable impression of New Jersey, compared to just 25 percent who had a positive impression.
NEWARK – Four members of a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme have been sentenced to prison terms for their respective roles in the fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEWARK – Eight people accused of being involved in a scheme to steal personal checks from the U.S. mail and fraudulently endorse and deposit them into their personal bank accounts were charged Wednesday morning in connection with their alleged roles in the bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded over $9 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2012 grant cycle (Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012).
TRENTON – In honor of those who lost their lives to impaired drivers, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety will host New Jersey Remembers, a commemoration, for the second consecutive year in April.
TRENTON – On Thursday, the Assembly Labor Committee will consider legislation to increase New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and then adjust it annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
TRENTON—Saying, “Lower tax rates will relieve over-burdened middle class families,” Gov. Chris Christie proposed a ten-percent across the board personal income tax cut that will be phased in over three years during his budget speech today.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Vincent Prieto, Troy Singleton and Lou Greenwald announced on Tuesday that they’ve introduced legislation to encourage internet retailer Amazon.com to locate two warehouses in New Jersey.
JERSEY CITY – Wednesday morning, members from more than two dozen faith based, community and immigrant rights groups, including members from Pax Christi NJ, IRATE & First Friends, American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program- Newark and NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees plan to make a 12-mile “pilgrimage” from Liberty State Park to the Elizabeth Detention Center to protest the detention of immigrants.
SANDY HOOK–New Jersey residents and beach lovers are once again asked to help rank the state’s favorite shore destinations in the 5th annual New Jersey Top Ten Beaches Poll. Visitors to njtoptenbeaches.org, which officially opens for vote collecting at noon, will also be invited to take part in a simple, single-question poll that asks them to select which issue they feel will have the biggest impact on the future of coastal New Jersey.