State News

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.

State Trooper Accused Of Working 2nd Job While On The Clock

TRENTON — A suspended detective with the New Jersey State Police was indicted today for allegedly holding an unauthorized full-time job as an investigator for a private insurance company and performing that job while on duty for the State Police, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Motorists Reminded to Stay Safe and Sober During Big Football Weekend

TRENTON – With the big game just days away, highway traffic safety and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists of the life-saving importance of staying safe and sober on the roadways during this upcoming weekend.

NJ Residents Encouraged To Make Heart-Healthy Choices

STATE — In recognition of February as American Heart Month and Feb. 4 as National Wear Red Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh encouraged both women and men to make healthier lifestyle choices to help reduce their risk of heart disease – the nation’s and New Jersey’s leading cause of death in both women and men.