State News

Former Clark Resident Sentenced To 6 Years For Theft

TRENTON — A former North Jersey insurance agent was sentenced to six years in state prison today for defrauding nine clients out of more than $1.9 million, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Gov. Signs Law Preventing Sexual Assault Victims From Being Billed For Evidence Collection

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation ensuring that sexual assault victims are not responsible for costs of forensic examinations on Thursday. Currently, each county provides forensic examinations by a physician or certified forensic sexual assault nurse examiners.

Gov. Visits Elizabeth To Tout Hospital Funding Increase

ELIZABETH – Gov. Chris Christie and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd today visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to highlight the impact of this hospital funding increase and the importance of reforms in the funding formulas for charity care.

NJ To Receive $4.5 Million In Federal Transportation Funds

STATE – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for projects through the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg announced.

Audit Shows Port Authority Spends Millions On Overtime Costs

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending millions of dollars on overtime despite management’s claims that their business model makes fiscal sense, according to an audit released Wednesday by New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Debt Ceiling Agreement Has New Jersey Voters Split; Frustrated at Washington

NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: voters of both parties are evenly split over the debt limit agreement recently reached in Washington, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.

Families Urged To Go “Back To School” On The Graduated Driver License Program

LONG VALLEY — With the start of a new school year just a few weeks away, the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition urges families with teens in their household to brush up on their knowledge of the state’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program.