TRENTON – A delegation from the state of Arizona, including judges, court administrators, probation chiefs, law enforcement representatives, and other stakeholders, are in New Jersey to attend a two-day working session designed to help Arizona replicate the state’s success in juvenile detention reform.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today a $58.75 million settlement between a multi-state task force and Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo Bank, as part of an ongoing national investigation of alleged anti-competitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
TRENTON – Legislation to investigate the potential taxpayer savings through countywide property assessment demonstration programs was advanced Thursday by a Senate panel.
PRINCETON — New Jersey State Board of Education President Arcelio Aponte today announced that the board’s Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force has held initial meetings and soon will hold regional public hearings to gather input on how to best address the state’s academic achievement gap.
TRENTON – Assembly committees will consider toughening penalties for failing to report the death or disappearance of a child, allowing New Jersey to implement sports gaming should federal law be changed, promoting shared services and several economic development bills today.
TRENTON – Legislation that would provide veterans who want to further their education with better access to educational information has received final legislative approval.
TRENTON – The General Assembly has approved legislation to allow students with special needs to bring service animals to school.
BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey ranks 41st worst in the country for the lack of help it offers citizens to quit smoking according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report that cites the five least quit-friendly states in the nation.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, collected more than 1,500 pounds of food through its 2011 Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of local community organizations, Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry in Garfield, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside.
TRENTON – Renewed legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to create the Back to Work NJ job creation and economic growth program was approved Monday by the Assembly.