State News

Christie Issues “Best Practices” Checklist Required For Municipal Aid

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued this year’s version of the “Best Practices” checklist to promote government efficiency and accountability. Each of the state’s 566 municipalities must complete the checklist and meet an established percentage of the checklist items in order to receive all or part of their final state aid payment.

Refrigerator Recycling Program Marks Milestone

TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) marked the second year of its refrigerator and freezer recycling program by hosting a group of fourth and fifth graders from a local YMCA summer program on a tour of a de-manufacturing plant. The facility has processed more than 25,000 old, energy-wasting units since its July 2009 opening.

Squabble Over School Aid

TRENTON – Two Middlesex County Democrats criticized Gov. Chris Christie for slashing school aid from the budget passed by the Legislature last month, while the governor touted his more modest funding increases.