State News

Assembly To Vote On Bills Promoting Electric Cars, Tightening Immunization Exemptions

TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.

Elizabeth Academic Magnet High School To Move Forward

ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie’s review of the Schools Development Authority construction program resulted in the recommendation to advance 10 projects in 2011, including the Academic Magnet High School in Elizabeth. These projects represent a state investment of almost $584 million.

Report Says Transparency Lacking At Local Authorities

STATE – More than a third of New Jersey’s independent local authorities do not operate a website and just three percent post their financial reports online, according to a report released today by the Office of the State Comptroller

Airport Security Supervisor Admits Taking Bribes, Stealing From Passengers

NEWARK – A supervisory transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport admitted to accepting bribes and kickbacks from a coworker who stole money regularly from passengers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

New Jersey Celebrates National Donor Day

TRENTON — In recognition of Feb. 14 as National Donor Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh today encouraged New Jersey residents to register to become organ and tissue donors and make a commitment to give the gift of life to people in need of blood transfusions or organ and tissue transplants.