NEWARK – Sharpening the state’s focus on the fight to halt prescription drug diversion and abuse, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced a reorganization and expansion of the Enforcement Bureau within the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – the body responsible for investigating allegations of professional misconduct on behalf of the 47 professional licensing boards, including the Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Pharmacy, that regulate 500,000 licensed and registered professionals across New Jersey.
STATE – A report released earlier this month by the Foundation for Child Development determined that states with higher tax rates produced a better quality of life for their children.
STATE – Alphonsina Bardino, a member of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this week, along with friends, fellow CAU members and agency staff.
TRENTON—New Jersey’s Council on Local Mandates determined today that the state’s anti-bullying law is an unfunded mandate, and the Legislature must provide funding for its provisions if it is to remain in effect.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House Transportation Committee prepares to unveil its surface transportation reauthorization legislation, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) has called on committee leaders to leave out any language that would increase the size or weight limits for trucks on our highways.
TOMS RIVER – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes today presented badges to New Jersey’s newest state troopers during graduation ceremonies at the Pine Belt Arena this morning.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined four of his Democratic colleagues to call on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on marketing by cigarette companies that misleads consumers about the safety of their products.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s state retirement systems totaled $2.2 trillion in cash and investment holdings in 2010, an increase of $213.9 billion (10.7 percent) from $2.0 trillion in 2009, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows a $610.8 billion loss the previous year.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg today said the more the governor talks about providing lawmakers a choice in how to let marriage equality move forward, it becomes more and more clear that he is not allowing Republican members of the Legislature who support marriage equality to have any choice in the matter.
TRENTON – A trio of South Jersey Republicans are calling on Senate Law and Public Safety Chairman Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden) to post for committee consideration a bill that would make it a crime for any first responder to take photographs or video of an accident victim without prior written consent.