State News

Taxpayers Can Check Off Box To Contribute To Food Pantries

TRENTON – This year, New Jersey taxpayers have the opportunity to donate a portion of their 2010 income tax refund or make a donation to the Community Food Pantry Fund, through a check-off contribution on state income tax forms.

Electricity Auction Expected To Give Residential Customers Minor Savings

TRENTON – According to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, residential electricity customers can expect a small decrease in their monthly bills this summer because of the results of the state’s tenth annual electricity auction for Basic Generation Service.

Attorney General Warns Taxpayers To Check Fine Print On “Instant Refund” Offers

NEWARK – A task force led by the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs, along with the Bergen, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset county offices of consumer affairs, last week inspected 574 tax preparation offices statewide in search of false and misleading advertising of so-called “instant,” “same day” and “24 hour” tax refunds.

Assembly Panel Clears Controversial Private School Scholarship Bill

TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a controversial bill that would establish a pilot program to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools was released Thursday night by an Assembly panel.