TRENTON – Gov. Chris Chrisie’s revenue projections for the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget are too optimistic, according to the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS).
TRENTON—Gov. Chris Christie today announced that the Newark community can soon breathe cleaner air as a result of a tentative multi-party agreement that when completed would yield a major commitment by Covanta Energy to install a state-of-the-art particulate emissions control system, called a baghouse, at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility located in Newark.
ATLANTIC CITY – Fugitives hiding from the law will soon have the opportunity to surrender safely at a neutral location in Atlantic City, take responsibility for their crimes and receive favorable consideration from the court.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that allows school districts to continue to implement anti-bullying prevention and training programs at no cost to the district was signed into law.
TRENTON – Yesterday evening, the state Senate Judiciary Committee rejected Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination of First Assistant Attorney General Phil Kwon to the state Supreme Court by a vote of 7-6. If approved, Kwon would have been the state’s first Asian-American justice.
MANVILLE – Congressman Leonard Lance scored an overwhelming victory at Thursday evening’s Somerset County Republican Convention in Manville. Lance defeated perennial challenger David Larsen 83% to 17%.
STATE — The New Jersey Sierra Club has joined a lawsuit with other environmental and labor groups to oppose the Waiver Rule, which would allow the state Department of Environmental Protection to waive certain rules under certain circumstances.
TRENTON — Amidst growing reports of private businesses demanding Facebook login information from job applicants, Assemblyman John Burzichelli is introducing legislation that would bar employers from requiring current or prospective employees from submitting to the invasive practice as a condition of employment.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers added 8,700 jobs in February, the sixth consecutive month of increased payrolls, but the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.0 percent according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
TOMS RIVER – The way in which car buyers temporarily tag their newly-purchased vehicles changed drastically today as the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and various levels of law enforcement joined forces to announce and unveil the state’s new system for issuing electronic temporary vehicle registration tags. The eTemp Tag system better protects officers during routine traffic stops, is easily seen on vehicles and reduces the overall cost to dealerships.