TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed March 2012 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in New Jersey. The Governor urged all residents to help spread the message that there is help for problem gamblers through treatment as well as support for those who are in recovery and their families.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Dress for Success Mercer County, an affiliate of the international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place March 1-4.
TRENTON –Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced a statewide ban on the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of any of the hundreds of dangerous, manmade chemicals designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly known as “synthetic marijuana,” “K2,” or “Spice.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide more than $21 million through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for flood mitigation projects in New Jersey, including $3.1 million to elevate homes in Cranford Township.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education has selected Rutgers University Graduate School of Education to conduct an independent evaluation of the Excellent Educators for New Jersey teacher evaluation pilot program currently underway in 10 districts across the state.
TRENTON – An audit by New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller determined that New Jersey’s local governments could save more than $100 million per year by enrolling in the state health plan instead of more expensive alternatives.
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.