State News

Christie’s Conservative Colorado Cavort

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.

Republican Roadblock Could Stop Disaster Aid

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.

NJ Officials Remind Motorists & Students To Remain Vigilant In School Zones & Near Bus Stops

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.

Ceremonies Mark 10th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

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.

Most Americans Believe Unemployed Should Receive Protection From Discrimination

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.

Lautenberg Pushes New WPA Bill To Create Jobs, Rebuild America

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.

Edison Man Arrested In DCA “Designer Drugs” Sweep

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.