STATE – While self-serve gas stations are the norm in most of the United States, most New Jersey voters don’t want to start pumping their own gas.
WEST TRENTON – State emergency management officials are monitoring a winter storm expected to impact the state Friday night into Saturday. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are anticipated statewide, with the most significant impacts in the north and northwest counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Manalapan woman was charged Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a five-year-old girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation to provide for the safe disposition of state computers and portable communication devices has been signed into law.
NEWARK — PSE&G announced today that it is providing a bill credit to be included in February residential gas bills. The bill credit will be 15 cents per therm on all February usage.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver asked the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate reports concert promoters were secretly paid $3.4 million to book acts at the Meadowlands.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie filed dozens of nominations and notices of intent to nominate individuals who were previously nominated, but not confirmed by the Senate during the 214th legislative session.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Thursday announced plans to crack down on hidden fees that have cropped up in the pre-paid debit card industry.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie this week signed legislation that prohibits municipal library trustees from transferring donated funds to municipalities. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer), and Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), ensures that municipal libraries will be able to retain all funds donated through charitable gifts.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate declined over the month, down by 0.1 percent, to a December rate of 9.0 percent. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has trended lower over the past several months, dropping in four out of the last five months.