STATE – A New Jersey company is being offered a tax credit worth more than $80 million for building a new 600,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center a half mile from the Jersey City PATH station. Goya Foods Inc. would add 175 “new” jobs using the tax subsidy from the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program, but according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, only nine jobs are truly being created.
STATE — For the first time in seven years, more New Jersey voters say the state is headed in the right direction than say it’s on the wrong track. According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 46 percent say that “things in New Jersey are moving in the right direction” compared to 43 percent who say it’s “off on the wrong track.”
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey residents say that economic issues top the list of problems facing the state, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to name the two or three most important problems facing the state today, 27 percent name unemployment and jobs first, followed by 25 percent who cite taxes first, and 10 percent who express concern about the economy in general.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie met with Dr. Michael Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States in the governor’s office at the Statehouse in Trenton on Monday. After the meeting, Christie announced plans to travel to Israel next year.
STATE — Former Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco allegedly accosted a female lobbyist and sought sexual attentions from her, according to a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce by a former employee of that organization.
NEPTUNE — With this week’s seasonal winds and rain and the impending arrival of winter, New Jersey homeowners should ensure that their home-heating systems are in good working order. This is especially true of systems that may have been damaged by Hurricane Irene and the resulting floods.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education announced that more than 3,000 families will be able to select the public school option that best fits their children’s needs in the 2012-2013 school year.
TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice obtained indictments charging the alleged head, three suppliers and eight others in connection with a narcotics network linked to the Bloods street gang that was dealing heroin and cocaine in two violent Newark neighborhoods, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
STATE — The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) announced endorsements in the November 2011 state legislative elections last week.
TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Thursday that New Jersey has signed on as a member of a network of states in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region that will collaborate on a plan to promote electric vehicles and vehicles that use alternative fuels such as natural gas and bio-fuels to help improve air quality throughout the region.