TRENTON – Five men were sentenced to state prison today as members of a narcotics ring that trafficked 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. The ring was led by a former senior state correction officer who has also pleaded guilty.
TRENTON – Three Assembly Republicans are drafting legislation in response to the outcome of a high-profile Florida court case in which Casey Anthony was acquitted yesterday of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.
STATE –Citing the results of a study released today, a New Jersey lawmaker is calling for the an expansion of the use of red light cameras at busy intersections throughout the state.
TRENTON – The state Legislature handed environmentalists two victories last week by banning a controversial natural gas drilling technique and affirming support for New Jersey’s participation in a regional program designed to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill last week that would require one-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for larger facilities by a vote of 30-8.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly passed a bill to ban the possession or sale of illegal drugs disguised as “bath salts.” It now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill that would require the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would require individuals arrested on suspicion of most violent crimes to contribute samples to New Jersey’s DNA database by a vote of 67-4-7 last week. The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration.
ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie used his line item veto to remove $900 million in spending from the budget that the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed Wednesday, resulting in a $29.7 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins today.