STATE – New Jersey politicians reacted to the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi today when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte, the last major site of resistance following the fall of Gadhafi’s regime.
TRENTON – Even though New Jersey shed 11,100 jobs in September, the state’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.2 percent, moving closer to the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, according to figures released today.
STATE — New Jersey ranked near the bottom of a list comparing how much states send to Washington DC in fuel tax dollars and what they receive in spending, but every state received more highway money from the federal government than its drivers paid according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced a new State Strategic Plan on Wednesday, which he says will help New Jersey’s economy to grow and produce jobs. However, some worry that it puts economic growth ahead of the environment.
TRENTON – Volunteers from dozens of organizations braved rainy weather today, fanning out to marshlands, creeks, marinas and the bay itself to clean up trash and debris as part of the Department of Environmental Protection’s Barnegat Bay Blitz.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced today.
STATE – Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ-10) has declared his support of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449) by signing on a co-sponsor of the proposed legislation.
TRENTON – Following Monday’s court ruling that prevents the state from making judges pay more towards their pensions and health benefits, Gov. Chris Christie said that he would seek an amendment to the state Constitution, if necessary, to have judges treated equally with other public employees who are being asked to make sacrifices.
TRENTON – The state Department of Education today submitted New Jersey’s application for the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge to the US Department of Education. This application would help to improve the quality of programs for over 75,000 low-income children from birth to age five in non-Abbott school districts across New Jersey.
NEPTUNE – With the deadline to register for disaster assistance less than two weeks away, officials announced that federal aid to New Jersey residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene totaled more than $181 million as of Oct. 18.