STATE — The New Jersey Sierra Club has joined a lawsuit with other environmental and labor groups to oppose the Waiver Rule, which would allow the state Department of Environmental Protection to waive certain rules under certain circumstances.
TRENTON — Amidst growing reports of private businesses demanding Facebook login information from job applicants, Assemblyman John Burzichelli is introducing legislation that would bar employers from requiring current or prospective employees from submitting to the invasive practice as a condition of employment.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers added 8,700 jobs in February, the sixth consecutive month of increased payrolls, but the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.0 percent according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
TOMS RIVER – The way in which car buyers temporarily tag their newly-purchased vehicles changed drastically today as the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and various levels of law enforcement joined forces to announce and unveil the state’s new system for issuing electronic temporary vehicle registration tags. The eTemp Tag system better protects officers during routine traffic stops, is easily seen on vehicles and reduces the overall cost to dealerships.
ROBBINSVILLE – The state of New Jersey recently provided the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) with a $50,000 reimbursement to help fund a steroid testing program designed to protect high school student athletes from the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, raised a total of $8,770 during the month of February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey through its participation in the organization’s 2012 Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on March 2-4.
TRENTON – State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, the author of the New Jersey’s DNA Database law, has introduced legislation which would expand DNA sampling to include people convicted of disorderly persons offenses in order to increase the accuracy of the database and shed light on currently unsolved crimes.
TRENTON – During a visit to Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today announced $8.1 million in grants to hospitals, health centers, community organizations and public health agencies providing medical and support services to those living with HIV/AIDS.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved legislation 69-10 that would require automated teller machines to allow customers to withdraw up to $200 per transaction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced on Twitter that he will be hosting his first Twitter Town Hall to discuss the state of oil and gas prices, what he’s doing to help ease pain at the pump and energy policy.