TRENTON – A medical doctor and borough councilman in Madison was arrested on charges that he allegedly sold prescriptions for the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin to individuals he never treated or examined, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari to amend New Jersey’s marriage licenses requirements and eliminate a mandatory 72-hour waiting period. The bill is identical to a measure approved by the full Legislature in the previous session, but Gov. Chris Christie prevented it from becoming law via a pocket veto.
NEWARK — NJ Transit reminds customers that holiday schedules will be in effect on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.
TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a public forum at Essex County College on Saturday to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie will introduce his new state budget proposal next week, which will include a promised income tax cut for all New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – A bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored that would protect from civil liability good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life was unanimously passed in the Assembly yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.
STATE — Morris County College sociology Prof. Bader Qarmout of Newton is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Barbara Buono which would establish a comprehensive program to transition foreclosed property into affordable housing was unanimously approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two members of President Barack Obama’s staff have ties to New Jersey.