TRENTON – The state Legislature handed environmentalists two victories last week by banning a controversial natural gas drilling technique and affirming support for New Jersey’s participation in a regional program designed to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill last week that would require one-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for larger facilities by a vote of 30-8.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly passed a bill to ban the possession or sale of illegal drugs disguised as “bath salts.” It now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill that would require the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would require individuals arrested on suspicion of most violent crimes to contribute samples to New Jersey’s DNA database by a vote of 67-4-7 last week. The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration.
ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie used his line item veto to remove $900 million in spending from the budget that the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed Wednesday, resulting in a $29.7 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins today.
TRENTON – Commissioner James Simpson today announced a series of statewide efforts to increase safety as residents and visitors travel to holiday destinations over the July 4th holiday weekend.
POINT PLEASANT — Launching the start of the Fourth of July weekend, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez joined Chief of the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau Dennis Tully and the New Jersey Marine Trades Association to remind boaters to stay safe, to be prepared and to be sober on the waterways this summer.
TRENTON – Three men and the companies that they operated have been indicted on first-degree conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly defrauding five freight brokers out of $2.6 million through an elaborate shipping scam, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.