TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) and Raymond J. Lesniak (D – Union) that would provide prosecutors with an added tool for obtaining a conviction of vehicular homicide or assault by automobile against a person who is illegally using a cell phone while driving has cleared the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Monday advanced two separate Democratic measures that would allow the automatic expungement of criminal records of nonviolent offenders in certain situations.
TRENTON – Today, a coalition of environmental, labor, community and faith-based groups united at the Statehouse to call on legislators to protect New Jerseyans from dangerous fracking waste. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a form of natural gas drilling that produces toxic wastewater and drill cuttings.
NewJerseyWatchdog.org’s Mark Lagerkvist takes a look at a year-old investigation into an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
STATE – The average retail gasoline price in New Jersey has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.73 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
STATE – While some New Jersey legislators may be excited about expanding Atlantic City gaming to the Internet, a majority of Garden State voters are against it.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST–Local residents in central and southern New Jersey may notice additional aircraft-related noise throughout the area through Sunday.
EDISON – On Friday, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) announced legislation to ensure that every New Jersey worker knows about the state’s Paid Family Leave program, and began a district-wide outreach campaign through her office.
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – The “Spirit of the Jerseys” State History Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington Crossing State Park in Hopewell Township. The popular fair features free educational and hands-on activities highlighting the long, rich and diverse history of New Jersey.
TRENTON – A Newark man was indicted today for allegedly stealing approximately $1.2 million from two mortgage lenders by using a stolen identity and false information to obtain two home loans, which he used to sell his home in Newark and acquire a luxury home in Georgia, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.