TRENTON – Legislation intended to protect children from exposure to potentially harmful pesticides at child care centers and certain schools, playgrounds and recreational fields was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State was up sharply in November with a monthly gain of 10,400 private sector jobs, according to data released today. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged over the month at 9.1 percent, as more New Jersey residents returned to the labor force.
STATE — The New York City Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and mobile telephone service providers will be conducting the first-ever end-to-end test of cellular broadcasting technology Thursday, Dec. 15, from approximately 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division on Civil Rights Director Craig Sashihara announced today the launch of a statewide initiative designed to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated.
TRENTON — The state Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has recouped wasted dollars, tightened its travel expenditure policy and strengthened its monitoring of contracts in response to a 2009 audit by the Office of the State Comptroller.
NEPTUNE — Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $275 million through Dec. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.
NEW PROVIDENCE — Today, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd encouraged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors. O’Dowd joined NJ Sharing Network President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Roth to highlight the need for donations and talk with organ recipients and donor families.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats, joined 20 other legislators in a bipartisan letter to the Senate Finance Committee last week, urging the committee to extend a tax benefit for bus and train riders. The benefit would revert back to $125 a month as of Jan. 1, if the higher $230 a month figure is not reauthorized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12), officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and military leaders including David L. McGinnis, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; General Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. General William E. Ingram Jr., Director of the Army National Guard; and Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve today announced the national launch of Vets4Warriors.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic Counties for federal disaster reimbursement to cover public sector damages and costs related to the severe storm which impacted New Jersey on Oct. 29, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.