STATE – Gov. Chris Christie filed dozens of nominations and notices of intent to nominate individuals who were previously nominated, but not confirmed by the Senate during the 214th legislative session.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Thursday announced plans to crack down on hidden fees that have cropped up in the pre-paid debit card industry.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie this week signed legislation that prohibits municipal library trustees from transferring donated funds to municipalities. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer), and Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), ensures that municipal libraries will be able to retain all funds donated through charitable gifts.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate declined over the month, down by 0.1 percent, to a December rate of 9.0 percent. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has trended lower over the past several months, dropping in four out of the last five months.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, a Republican representing New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, voiced concerns about the controversial “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA.
BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey remained consistent in some areas, but fell short in others to protect children and adults and curb tobacco-related disease in 2011 according to the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2012 report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman, a Democrat representing the state’s 9th Congressional District, declared his opposition to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act on a day when major websites, such as Wikipedia and Google, went dark or placed a message on their home page protesting the pending legislation.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation yesterday sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak to allow licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering pools on professional and collegiate sporting events.
NEWARK – Between Nov. 3 and Dec. 7, 2011, a single patient obtained a four-month supply of oxycodone and methadone by presenting prescriptions, now believed to be forged, to three New Jersey pharmacies on a total of 14 occasions.
STATE – Leading Democrats questioned Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to cut income taxes ten percent for all New Jersey residents over a three-year period.