STATE – New federal identification requirements to get a New Jersey driver’s license did not go into effect today as planned because the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging them in court.
CARLSTADT – An enthusiastic crowd of car and motorcycle lovers not only got to see streets lined with their favorite vehicles Sunday but heard an important safety message from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) about how cars and motorcycles need to safely “Share the Road” with each other.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
DENVILLE— State Sen. Anthony R. Bucco today urged Governor Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney to ensure that specific action is taken to eliminate charges for local emergency services as they negotiate legislation to place all such “user fees” under the two percent property tax levy cap.
STATE – Seven out of 10 New Jersey residents believe the Garden State is a good or excellent place to live, according to a new survey by Monmouth University Poll. This is a major improvement from last year’s poll, which showed a 30-year low of 57 percent.
STATE — Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares are co-hosting free carnivals in May 12 at three different locations. The two have partnered together in an effort to educate the public about children with special needs.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST– Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is set to open its doors to the community for a special open house and air show weekend on May 12 and 13.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is reminding customers that new federal identity requirements will take effect Monday, May 7, for anyone applying for or renewing a driver license, non-driver ID or permit at an agency.
STATE — The West Jersey Tea Party has endorsed several conservative candidates running for public office throughout the state. David Larsen, candidate for Congress in District 7, has been endorsed the West Jersey Tea Party.