WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s state retirement systems totaled $2.2 trillion in cash and investment holdings in 2010, an increase of $213.9 billion (10.7 percent) from $2.0 trillion in 2009, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows a $610.8 billion loss the previous year.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg today said the more the governor talks about providing lawmakers a choice in how to let marriage equality move forward, it becomes more and more clear that he is not allowing Republican members of the Legislature who support marriage equality to have any choice in the matter.
TRENTON – A trio of South Jersey Republicans are calling on Senate Law and Public Safety Chairman Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden) to post for committee consideration a bill that would make it a crime for any first responder to take photographs or video of an accident victim without prior written consent.
TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today encouraged organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the Department’s Summer Food Service Program.
STATE – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized Gov. Chris Christie for making what she termed a “rookie mistake” when he made comments about Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich this weekend.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Dress for Success Mercer County recently announced the appointment of Lorrie Klaric as executive director. The organization helps disadvantaged women in central NJ obtain employment.
TRENTON — An audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state has significantly overpaid state-funded child care providers and failed to remove ineligible participants from the state’s child care assistance program.
STATE–The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition, a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, is calling on nationally-syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for using the slur “Italian grease ball” during a recent broadcast.
BRIDGEWATER – Gov. Chris Christie called on the Legislature to put a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage on the November election ballot.
NEWARK – A member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 105 months for conspiring to murder a rival gang member in April 2009 and illegally possessing firearms, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.