ROBBINSVILLE – A new, first-in-the-nation education initiative designed to help high school coaches make student athletes aware of the New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) program has been unveiled by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition.
TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors called for a level playing field between New Jersey brick-and-mortar businesses and out-of-state, internet-only retailers.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff reminded taxpayers last week to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Oct. 31 deadline.
TRENTON – An audit released today by New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state’s largest Medicaid health maintenance organization has done a poor job of pursuing and reporting fraud and abuse recoveries that would lower insurance costs paid by the state.
STATE – Though just a third of New Jersey voters approve of the job their state legislature is doing, few are willing to cross party lines in the upcoming election, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
LITTLE FALLS – Gov. Chris Christie announced a payroll tax cut that is expected to allow most New Jersey workers to save about $87 per year. The tax cut, which takes effect next year, results from changes to the Temporary Disability Insurance fund payroll taxes.
STATE – Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election, when voters will select state legislators as well as county officials. There are also local contests in some municipalities.
TRENTON — A new teacher evaluation system will be implemented statewide next year before administrators and educators have sufficient time to evaluate the success of its pilot program and make necessary adjustments, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).
NEWARK – On the 25th anniversary of the law that created the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) were joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to celebrate improved transparency and environmental quality since the legislation passed in 1986.
NEPTUNE — New Jersey residents who sustained damage from Hurricane Irene have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Oct. 31.