STATE — Fueled for the second straight year by heavy mass media advertising, lobbyist spending soared to a record $73 million in 2011, Jeff Brindle, executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), announced today.
TRENTON – The Historic Property Reinvestment Act, intended to encourage homeowners and businesses to rehabilitate historic properties by providing tax credits for some of the costs associated with restoration, was approved Monday by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.
STATE — Richard S. says that he owes what and where he is today to Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. He currently lives a modest but comfortable and contented life with his loving wife of 17 years, living independently in their own apartment. He is deeply spiritual, in recovery and very aware that life could be very different for him – in fact it had been very different before he came to Bridgeway.
STATE – New Jersey-based volunteers, Dick Isackson, Doug Metz and Len Nemeroff have been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their efforts during 2011 to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for survivors of natural and other disasters worldwide.
LONG VALLEY – Do you know an individual or an organization that has worked tirelessly to promote the proven principles of New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License program? If you do, now’s the time to nominate them for a 2012 GDL Champion award.
NEWARK – The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey, which does business as the New Jersey Police Officers Foundation. The U.S. Deputy Sheriffs Association. The New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association.
TRENTON – On the eve of an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget proposal that features an across-the-board personal income tax cut, Assembly Democrats unveiled their own plan to help New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee will convene the first public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget proposal on Wednesday.
PARAMUS – As part of National Consumer Protection Week activities, state and Bergen County Consumer Affairs investigators today went to a Paramus business that sells contractor supplies and issued warnings to home improvement contractors allegedly operating outside of state consumer protection laws.
STATE – U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the first African-American from New Jersey to serve in Congress, died today after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77.