State News

Sweeney Testifies That Public Employee Benefit Changes Are “Fair And Affordable”

TRENTON – NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) testified before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee in support of a bill to alter the pensions and health care benefits offered to public employees.

Broke Brownfield Fund Is Bad Policy, Says Sierra Club

STATE — The state Department of Environmental Protection and the League of Municipalities held a joint series of round tables on brownfields and site remediation this week, but an environmental group notes that the discussions won’t amount to much.

Local Libraries Qualify As NJWorks Job Seeker Destinations

TRENTON – Fifty-six New Jersey libraries, including the ones in Clark, East Brunswick, Monroe, Piscataway, Rahway and Sayreville, have qualified to be designated as NJWorks Job Seeker Destination Libraries by the New Jersey State Library.

More Than 2,000 Images Detailing NJ’s Agricultural History Are Now Online

HOPEWELL – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher unveiled an online data- and image bank describing more than 7,000 vintage photographs produced by the Department of Agriculture to document farming in New Jersey from the…

Report: Privately-Run Halfway Houses Are Not Adequately Monitored

TRENTON – The state Department of Corrections does not adequately monitor its state-funded halfway houses and failed to take appropriate action against halfway house providers following inmate escapes, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller.