STATE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake took place at 1:51 p.m. this afternoon in Virginia, 41 miles from Richmond and 83 miles from Washington, D.C. The 5.9 quake caused shaking that could be felt in New Jersey.
TRENTON –A Madison Borough police officer pleaded guilty today to a charge that he solicited a nude photo online from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation criminalizing the manufacturing, distribution, sales, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts” in New Jersey yesterday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has asked the federal government for a Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey counties impacted by heavy rainstorms and flooding which began on Aug. 13.
NEW BRUNSWICK — While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had recent legislative successes, including dramatic changes in public employee pension and health benefits, more New Jersey registered voters say their opinion of the governor had “gotten worse” since he took office, than say they feel better.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to expand New Jersey’s DNA law to require samples from individuals arrested on suspicion of certain violent crimes. Previously, only people convicted of violent offenses had to submit their DNA to the state’s database.
WESTFIELD – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) wants to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to New Jersey.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the award of 95 grants totaling $14.65 million to municipalities, counties and general aviation airports for infrastructure improvement and safety projects.
Republican politicians are spreading out across the nation, but instead of holding court with high-priced lobbyists who shower them with thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, GOP congressman are allowing average citizens to ask them questions for $10, $15 or $35.
TRENTON –Assemblyman Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) is preparing legislation to change a tax law that requires a business to pay the taxes of independent contractors who do not withhold unemployment insurance for its employees.