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.
TRENTON – A measure to make it illegal to possess or sell drugs disguised as “bath salts” cleared a key Assembly panel on Thursday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie and legislative leaders from both parties have reached an agreement on public employee health and pension benefits reform.
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.
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.