TRENTON – Legislation to provide for the safe disposition of state computers and portable communication devices has been signed into law.
NEWARK — PSE&G announced today that it is providing a bill credit to be included in February residential gas bills. The bill credit will be 15 cents per therm on all February usage.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver asked the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate reports concert promoters were secretly paid $3.4 million to book acts at the Meadowlands.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie filed dozens of nominations and notices of intent to nominate individuals who were previously nominated, but not confirmed by the Senate during the 214th legislative session.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Thursday announced plans to crack down on hidden fees that have cropped up in the pre-paid debit card industry.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie this week signed legislation that prohibits municipal library trustees from transferring donated funds to municipalities. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer), and Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), ensures that municipal libraries will be able to retain all funds donated through charitable gifts.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate declined over the month, down by 0.1 percent, to a December rate of 9.0 percent. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has trended lower over the past several months, dropping in four out of the last five months.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, a Republican representing New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, voiced concerns about the controversial “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA.
BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey remained consistent in some areas, but fell short in others to protect children and adults and curb tobacco-related disease in 2011 according to the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2012 report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman, a Democrat representing the state’s 9th Congressional District, declared his opposition to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act on a day when major websites, such as Wikipedia and Google, went dark or placed a message on their home page protesting the pending legislation.