STATE — Headed into his annual State of the State address, New Jersey’s governor has strong public approval numbers according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to aid in the search for missing children by making it a crime to not report a missing child within 24 hours was signed into law Monday.
TRENTON – A bill that will allow police officers who have been fired due to economic reasons to avoid retaking the police training course if they are rehired within a certain timeframe is now law.
NEWARK – Democratic members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation today urged New Jersey’s Democratic State Senate and Assembly members to support the marriage equality bill expected to be introduced by state Democratic leadership in both houses this week when the new legislative session begins.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help protect the trade secrets of New Jersey businesses has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – Legislation requiring the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program was signed into law Monday.
MOUNT HOLLY – New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today joined New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO Betsy Ryan and Virtua CEO Rich Miller at a blood drive at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly to encourage more people to donate blood and more employers to hold blood drives to ease the state’s chronic blood shortage.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations over the past year.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, collected more than 400 toys this holiday season through its successful annual Toy Drive to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and Eva’s Village.
TRENTON – A bipartisan bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) which creates the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Christie.