TRENTON – Legislation to create a state health insurance exchange, a competitive marketplace where individuals, families and employers will be able to purchase affordable, quality health care coverage, was approved Monday by the Senate Commerce Committee.
TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Monday approved a bill sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) aimed at pushing New Jersey municipalities to share services.
The Thomas Edison Battery Building in downtown West Orange is moving closer to being redeveloped. According to Karen Yi of the West Orange Patch, the Council passed two ordinances on first reading and a resolution authorizing issuance of bonds to pay for the municipality’s share of the development costs.
STATE — Refunds totaling more than $31 million may be waiting for 31.3 thousand New Jersey taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2008 must be filed with the IRS no later than Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
TRENTON – The state Department of Education today announced that 372 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have signed up to take part in the state’s $38 million Race to the Top award.
NEWARK – Vincent Hsia, a pharmacist and the former proprietor of Lincoln Pharmacy Network, located in Edison, was sentenced Thurssday to 300 months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and filing false personal and corporate tax returns, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ISELIN – The American Legion has joined forces with the U.S. and N.J. Chambers of Commerce in support of the Hiring Our Heroes program, a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
TRENTON – State Sen, Robert Singer (R-Monmouth and Ocean) said a plea deal reached in a case of senseless killings of innocent bystanders in Elizabeth is an egregious example of why the death penalty should be reinstated in New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection this week adopted revisions to its list of threatened and endangered species, upgrading the status of several species such as the bald eagle and the Cooper’s hawk to reflect improvements in their populations and adding new species to the list such as the red knot and American kestrel to reflect concerns about declines.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to increase New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index was released Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee by a vote of 6-2-1.