TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division on Civil Rights Director Craig Sashihara announced today the launch of a statewide initiative designed to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated.
TRENTON — The state Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has recouped wasted dollars, tightened its travel expenditure policy and strengthened its monitoring of contracts in response to a 2009 audit by the Office of the State Comptroller.
NEPTUNE — Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $275 million through Dec. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.
NEW PROVIDENCE — Today, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd encouraged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors. O’Dowd joined NJ Sharing Network President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Roth to highlight the need for donations and talk with organ recipients and donor families.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats, joined 20 other legislators in a bipartisan letter to the Senate Finance Committee last week, urging the committee to extend a tax benefit for bus and train riders. The benefit would revert back to $125 a month as of Jan. 1, if the higher $230 a month figure is not reauthorized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12), officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and military leaders including David L. McGinnis, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; General Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. General William E. Ingram Jr., Director of the Army National Guard; and Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve today announced the national launch of Vets4Warriors.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic Counties for federal disaster reimbursement to cover public sector damages and costs related to the severe storm which impacted New Jersey on Oct. 29, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union) to help protect the trade secrets of New Jersey businesses has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and sent to the desk of Governor Chris Christie.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee released legislation sponsored by Assembly Homeland Security Chairwoman Annette Quijano that is intended to protect New Jersey’s critical infrastructure and guard the state against cyber terrorism and cyber attacks on Monday.
TRENTON – Earlier today, an Assembly panel approved “Tabitha’s Law,” legislation which would require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, a move inspired by the disappearance of a Nashville teen.