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.
TRENTON – On Tuesday, Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation allowing for local school board and budget elections to be moved from April to November. The bill, passed with bipartisan support in the legislature, puts into law a tool kit proposal originally introduced by Christie in May 2010.
TRENTON – During today’s State of the State speech, Gov. Chris Christie proposed a 10 percent cut in state income taxes across the board that would be phased in over three years beginning in January 2013.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to protect sexually exploited minors has been signed into law. The measure (A-3700-3934) will provide an affirmative defense to any person under 18 who engages in prostitution. An affirmative defense is an explanation for a defendant’s actions that excuses or justifies his behavior.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the soliciting of political campaign contributions on public property and ban people from making contributions to such candidates on public property has been signed into law.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to boost New Jersey’s horse racing industry by allowing wagering in taverns and restaurants has been signed into law.
TRENTON – A bill that would bring New Jersey in line with the rest of the nation by permitting pharmacies to sell over-the-counter hypodermic needles in an effort to curb harmful blood-borne transmissions has been signed into law.
JACKSON — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer, is hiring more than 4,100 employees including 200 internships for the 2012 season from high school students to senior citizens.
TRENTON — The Assembly Republican caucus has unanimously elected Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union) as its new Leader, and Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) as its new Conference Leader.