WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that New Jersey and eight other finalist states that did not win grants in the first two rounds of the Race to the Top program will be eligible to compete for $200 million in additional funds this year.
NEWARK – During its most recent reported fiscal year, only 10 percent of the money spent by the Garden State Law Enforcement Officers Foundation, a New Jersey registered charity based in Tennent, funded charitable programs. The remaining 90 percent was spent on fundraising, management, and general costs, according to information the charity reported to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration must find more money for schools in the state’s poorest districts. The decision will cost approximately $500 million, according to an estimate based on Office of Legislative Services figures.
TRENTON – Legislation to ask voters in November to increase the veterans’ property tax deduction from the current $250 to $500 by 2016 was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
NORTH PLAINFIELD—New Jersey residents could see their out-of-pocket expenses double under a Republican budget proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher program, according to an analysis by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
TRENTON – State officials are advising New Jersey residents and businesses to prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.
TRENTON –New Jersey has been awarded more than $59.2 million in federal homeland security dollars for federal fiscal year 2011, state officials announced today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law yesterday that requires all future public employees to live in New Jersey.
TRENTON – For the third consecutive month, New Jersey’s economy added jobs. However, unemployment remained at 9.3 percent in April as the overall workforce continued to grow with previously discouraged workers reentering the labor market.
TRENTON – Legislation to allow retailers to offer rebates, and promotions for purchasing gasoline was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.