STATE – New Jersey received low marks in a new report that looks at state spending on corporate tax credits, cash grants and other economic development subsidies that are supposed to foster job creation.
TRENTON – A Superior Court judge sentenced a former Madison Borough police officer to six years in state prison for soliciting 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 – Lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a Democrat-sponsored bill to create a “Back to Work NJ” job creation and economic growth program on Thursday. The Senate passed the bill by a 24-13 vote; the Assembly approved the bill 47-32, along party lines, earlier this month.
TRENTON – Legislation to promote the establishment of partnerships between institutions of higher education and the business community to increase collaborative research and innovation was approved Thursday by the full Senate.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts on Thursday by a vote of 37-0.
TRENTON – Legislation that would revamp the emergency medical services system in New Jersey has passed the full Senate.
TRENTON – Legislation that would allow some police officers who have had their jobs cut to skip re-taking the basic police training course received final legislative approval Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation aimed at ensuring that people with chronic or terminal illnesses are treated with dignity and respect in their final days by ensuring their medical wishes are known by medical professionals providing them care was approved today by both houses of the Legislature. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – Lawmakers approved a bill to restore $139 million in transitional aid to 11 New Jersey cities yesterday, and Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to sign it.
TRENTON – A bipartisan bill which would create the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey received final approval in both the State Senate and the General Assembly on Thursday.