STATE — New Jerseyans continue to be gloomy about their household finances. According to the most recent consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, just one in five New Jerseyans (21%) report they are better off than a year ago.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today that the owner of several New Jersey loan modification companies has agreed to pay the state $805,000 and stay out of the foreclosure rescue business to resolve allegations he defrauded struggling homeowners who sought help in staving off foreclosure.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Monday to consider legislation to reform arbitration rules and limit sick leave payouts for public workers. The Assembly State Government Committee, meanwhile, will discuss civil service reform.
TRENTON– Legislation to tighten requirements for serving on boards of education was approved by the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A-444/S-295), which passed the Assembly unanimously in June, now heads to the full Senate for final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Two bills intended to make it easier for consumers and businesses to pay utility bills electronically continue advancing toward law.
TRENTON—Antoine Dobson, a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Irvington, was sentenced last week to 45 months in prison for giving his off-duty firearm to a friend who was a convicted felon and lying under oath, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – State Sen. Paul Sarlo today called upon Cablevision and News Corp – owners of the WNYW, WWOR and WTXF television stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets – to submit to binding arbitration to resolve their escalating transmission contract dispute and ensure that viewers are not held hostage.
STATE — Federal investigators have issued a subpoena to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) seeking records dating back to 2002 concerning political endorsements by local, county and state officials supporting the stalled Xanadu project.
TRENTON – A Senate committee released legislation that would provide residents who save for their children’s college education through a state-administered college savings plan with a state income tax deduction for their investments.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to create an awareness program on the prevention, risk and treatment of sports-related brain injuries was advanced Thursday by a Senate panel.