State News

MVC & NJ State Police Join Forces To Highlight Boat Safety

POINT PLEASANT — Launching the start of the Fourth of July weekend, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez joined Chief of the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau Dennis Tully and the New Jersey Marine Trades Association to remind boaters to stay safe, to be prepared and to be sober on the waterways this summer.

NJ DOT Engineer Indicted In Alleged Bribery Scheme

TRENTON – A suspended New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) senior engineer and an alleged accomplice have been indicted on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by more than $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Christie Signs Public Worker Benefits Law

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a controversial bill into law, which requires public workers to pay more for the pension and health care benefits. The bill received bipartisan support in the Legislature, but a majority of Democratic lawmakers joined union leaders in opposition to the changes.