State News

Democrats Criticize Christie’s School Aid Cuts

STATE – Four local lawmakers have criticized Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to education aid. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Asw. Linda Stender noted that 13 of 14 school systems in their district will lose funding thanks to the governor’s cuts, while every school system in Asm. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III’s district is a victim of the governor’s budget axe.

Five Men Sentenced For Roles In Narcotics Ring

TRENTON – Five men were sentenced to state prison today as members of a narcotics ring that trafficked 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. The ring was led by a former senior state correction officer who has also pleaded guilty.