State News

Senate Approves Bill To Increase Funding For Unemployed & Displaced Workers Training Programs

TRENTON – Legislation that would allow the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development to request additional funding from the state to provide basic skills training to help displaced and disadvantaged workers learn the skills they need to successfully return to the workforce was approved today by the full Senate.

Gas Prices Continue To Rise

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.

Menendez To Hold Field Hearing On “Saving Our Neighborhoods From Foreclosures”

PLAINFIELD — U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will chair a field hearing of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development on the topic of “Saving Our Neighborhoods from Foreclosures” at the Black United Fund Health and Human Services, 403 West 7th Street, Plainfield, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.

Task Force Says NJ Nuclear Plants Are Safe

TRENTON–New Jersey’s nuclear power plants are operating safely and have effective response plans in place to deal with potential emergency situations, according to the final report of the Governor’s Nuclear Review Task Force, which examined lessons learned from the nuclear emergency that occurred in Japan last year in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.