State News

Christie Signs Legislation To Protect Donations To Libraries

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.

NJ Unemployment Rate Dips To 9%

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.