WASHINGTON, D.C.– California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a roadmap to preventing gun violence. New Jersey ranked second on the scorecard, while Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
TRENTON – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will consider the nomination of Anne Patterson for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
STATE – Only eight percent of Americans rank Atlantic City as their top casino destination, according to a national telephone poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Las Vegas was the top choice of 47 percent of adults, while New Orleans was the top pick of 10 percent. Reno (five percent) and St. Louis (four percent) rounded out the list.
STATE — People in New Jersey are breathing dangerous levels of ozone air pollution (“smog”) and fine particle (“soot”) pollution, although levels of both pollutants have improved, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2011 report, which gave New Jersey very different grades for the most widespread outdoor pollutants that threaten the lives and health of Americans.
STATE – Law enforcement officials are maintaining a state of heightened vigilance following the death of Osama bin Laden, particularly around New Jersey’s transportation hubs. Officials note that there have been no specific threats made.
STATE – There’s a terrific feeling of “freedom” when biking along the Jersey Shore. The cooler morning air when the mist begins to burn off is one of the best times of day to pedal near the beach. This feeling is what draws hundreds of participants to the annual Bike MS “Coast the Coast” event.
TRENTON -The Christie Administration today announced the award of nearly $16 million in grants to municipalities and counties to keep New Jersey clean through community litter cleanup efforts.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts.” The move does not affect Epson salts or other true bath salts that are added to bathing water.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow, joined by members of the New Jersey traffic safety, law enforcement and substance abuse prevention communities, today honored those individuals who have lost their lives as a result of an impaired driver.
STATE – New Jersey’s new legislative map will have a strong impact on women, according to data released yesterday by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.