NEW YORK – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans for major increases in PATH train fares and tolls to cross between New York and New Jersey last week.
JERSEY CITY – Today, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez joined labor and transportation advocates to warn of the potential results if Congress fails to re-authorize the Surface Transportation Program next month. The federal program, which provides funding for road, bridge, and transportation projects, will expire on Sept. 30
TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.
STATE – While Republicans continue to claim that higher taxes will cause high-income residents to move to escape them, a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that such tax flight is a myth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey will receive $997,324 from the land and water conservation fund, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who announced $37.4 million in state grants to establish and renovate parks and open spaces throughout the nation.
TRENTON — Legislation to support recreation and conservation projects with voter-approved funding for open space preservation was signed into law Wednesday. The projects include several in Middlesex.
MADISON — FDU’s nationally-ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship invites veterans to apply for admission to Veterans Launching Ventures. This is an opportunity for any military veteran who owns a small business or is considering starting a business.
STATE – While New Jersey lawmakers failed to legalize same-sex marriage last year, Garden State voters support it according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan compromise bill to raise the United States’ borrowing limit just hours before the nation faced default on its financial obligations on Tuesday, but the measure did not win the support of all of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.
TRENTON — New Jersey’s seat belt usage rate rose for the 15th consecutive year to a record 94.51 percent, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky announced today.