STATE – As a result of two disaster declarations approved by SBA’s Administrator Karen G. Mills, applicants in New Jersey may qualify for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration with interest rates as low as: 2.563 percent for homeowners and renters; 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses.
WARREN—Ed Potosnak, a Democrat who’s planning to challenge Republican Rep. Leonard Lance next year, welcomed Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) to Warren for a fund-raising event held in support of his upcoming campaign.
TRENTON – Members of several public employee unions marched on the State House again today, in the so-called “Second Battle of Trenton” organized by the New Jersey Education Association. However, the Revolutionary War-themed protest did little to deter the state Senate from passing the controversial pension and health care benefit reform bill.
TRENTON – An Englewood doctor with a medical office in Jersey City was indicted today on charges that he defrauded the Medicaid program, illegally distributed narcotic painkillers, and attempted to hire men to kill three people: his wife, his lover and a business partner, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined Senators Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-MI) to introduce legislation last week that would protect the reproductive rights of women in the military.
TRENTON – After an emotional hearing that saw two dozen union protesters arrested for disorderly conduct, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill to increase public workers’ contributions to their pension and health benefits by a 9-4 vote.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s job market showed little change in May; employment was down by 400 jobs while the unemployment rate went up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.4 percent.
TRENTON – The Christie Administration announced Thursday that low-interest Small Business Administration loans of up to $200,000 are now available to Passaic, Essex and Morris county homeowners to repair damaged or destroyed real estate, resulting from flooding which took place March 10-17.
NEWARK — PSE&G wants customers to know that a new TRUE grant, as well as several other payment assistance programs, are available to help customers pay utility bills.
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.