STATE – New Jersey-based volunteers, Dick Isackson, Doug Metz and Len Nemeroff have been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their efforts during 2011 to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for survivors of natural and other disasters worldwide.
LONG VALLEY – Do you know an individual or an organization that has worked tirelessly to promote the proven principles of New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License program? If you do, now’s the time to nominate them for a 2012 GDL Champion award.
NEWARK – The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey, which does business as the New Jersey Police Officers Foundation. The U.S. Deputy Sheriffs Association. The New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association.
TRENTON – On the eve of an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget proposal that features an across-the-board personal income tax cut, Assembly Democrats unveiled their own plan to help New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee will convene the first public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget proposal on Wednesday.
PARAMUS – As part of National Consumer Protection Week activities, state and Bergen County Consumer Affairs investigators today went to a Paramus business that sells contractor supplies and issued warnings to home improvement contractors allegedly operating outside of state consumer protection laws.
STATE – U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the first African-American from New Jersey to serve in Congress, died today after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77.
TRENTON— Hindering the apprehension and prosecution of a sex offender attempting to evade registration and monitoring requirements under Megan’s Law would become a crime of the third degree with a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison under legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union).
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Troy Singleton, Albert Coutinho and Mila Jasey aimed at transforming foreclosed properties into affordable housing was approved by the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee on Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make changes to the successful NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs was approved Monday by an Assembly panel.