TRENTON – The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously approved legislation that would aid certain ex-offenders in gaining employment.
HILLSIDE — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has earned extremely high grades in Forbes’ 200 Largest Charities List for 2011.
TRENTON – The Assembly Law and Public Committee released legislation today that would exempt certain police officers who have been terminated from retaking the police training course as long as the officers have been employed for five years from the date of their termination.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee released two separate measures on Thursday that would make the failure to report a death, or failure to report a missing child within a set time frame, fourth degree crimes in New Jersey.
TRENTON– An Assembly panel has released bipartisan legislation intended to promote job creation and economic development by extending the life of development projects stalled by the economic downturn was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel approved a bill on Thursday that would allow licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events, if a federal law is overturned.
TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association announced today that it will support legislation that would give local school districts the option to move school board member elections from April to November, while eliminating the annual vote on proposed school budgets that are at or below the state’s 2-percent tax levy cap.
TRENTON – A suspended health inspector for the City of East Orange was indicted today on charges that he solicited a bribe from the owner of a small grocery store, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – A delegation from the state of Arizona, including judges, court administrators, probation chiefs, law enforcement representatives, and other stakeholders, are in New Jersey to attend a two-day working session designed to help Arizona replicate the state’s success in juvenile detention reform.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today a $58.75 million settlement between a multi-state task force and Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo Bank, as part of an ongoing national investigation of alleged anti-competitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.