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.
TRENTON –With school back in session, it is imperative that both motorists and students be extra vigilant on New Jersey’s roadways, especially in school zones and near bus stops, Attorney General Paul T. Dow and Acting Highway Traffic Safety Director Gary Poedubicky cautioned today.
STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the deadline for New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to seek government assistance.
STATE – Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as well as the heroic actions of the citizens aboard United Airlines Flight 93.
New Jersey residents look at the swollen Delaware River near Lambertville on Thursday, Sept. 8, as the Garden State continues to recover from Tropical Storm Irene. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
UTICA, N.Y. – Three out of five adults believe that businesses should not be able to advertise that they will only consider candidates who are already employed when they are looking hire new workers, according to a new IBOPE Zogby poll.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of President Obama’s jobs address to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) emphasized the importance of creating a 21st Century Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs, lift a depressed economy and rebuild America.
STATE – Last week, the state Division of Consumer made an unannounced return visit to 11 boardwalk novelty shops that had been selling suspected, illegal designer drugs in violation of state and federal laws – and found one shopkeeper continuing to sell the suspected chemicals, despite the stern warning he received in August.