TRENTON – Nearly $1.3 million in federal recreational trails grants have been allocated to 49 projects in New Jersey this year, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
TRENTON – Three Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to increases penalties and mandate jail time for videotaping and distributing the recording of an assault.
TRENTON – State Sen. Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today called for action on legislation he has sponsored that would increase penalties for using a cell phone while driving.
STATE – Winter officially begins at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, but gas prices haven’t cooled off much. Despite recent declines in prices at the pump, motorists will be met with the highest gas prices ever during the year-end holiday season, causing them to dig deeper in their wallets for holiday travel.
STATE – New Jersey state parks and forests could be opened to commercial logging under a bill currently in the Legislature, S1954 (Smith)/ A4358 (McKeon). Environmental scientists, ecologists, land restoration experts, and environmental groups have all come out in opposition to this bill that would cause significant damage to our treasured public lands.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been signed into law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Congressman voted to force states with tough gun laws to allow more people to carry concealed weapons.
NEWARK – Continuing its proactive enforcement efforts against companies that violate New Jersey’s Predatory Towing Prevention Act, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced charges against two companies in Jersey City and Irvington.
BRIDGEWATER– Shoppers at the Bridgewater Commons were invited today to join Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez, Acting Director of the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky and Senior General Manager Troy Fischer in an interactive booth to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.
STATE – Over 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home for Christmas and New Year’s, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic projections, a slight increase over last year’s statistics. The 2011 year-end holiday travel period is defined as Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2.