NEWARK – The historic changes made to New Jersey’s public employee pension and benefits system will be the focus of a Sept. 30 forum sponsored by Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Hall Institute of Public Policy – New Jersey.
TRENTON – A state prison inmate was sentenced to an additional seven years in prison yesterday for organizing a smuggling scheme that used a correction officer to bring pre-paid cell phones and narcotics into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
STATE — New Jersey’s least experienced drivers are engaging in increasingly risky behavior behind the wheel. The troubling revelation comes in a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
TRENTON-The state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) is a reminder to all residents of New Jersey that they should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
TRENTON – This weekend, the 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) voted to endorse 68 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.
NEW YORK – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans for major increases in PATH train fares and tolls to cross between New York and New Jersey last week.
JERSEY CITY – Today, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez joined labor and transportation advocates to warn of the potential results if Congress fails to re-authorize the Surface Transportation Program next month. The federal program, which provides funding for road, bridge, and transportation projects, will expire on Sept. 30
TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.
STATE – While Republicans continue to claim that higher taxes will cause high-income residents to move to escape them, a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that such tax flight is a myth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey will receive $997,324 from the land and water conservation fund, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who announced $37.4 million in state grants to establish and renovate parks and open spaces throughout the nation.