TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills and quarries was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – Legislation to create an Internet database to provide the public a “one stop” source of current information on local employment opportunities and requests for proposals was released by the Assembly Budget Committee on Thursday.
TRENTON – A bill to create a new type of corporate structure in New Jersey that allows for-profit companies to organize in a way that promotes their social or environmental mission was approved this week by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
TRENTON – A legislative package making New Jersey’s laws governing corporations more in line with Delaware’s business friendly statutes was unanimously released Thursday from the Assembly Budget Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation to expand New Jersey’s film and digital media production tax credit once it’s restored in 2011 was released Thursday 7-0-4 by an Assembly panel.
STATE – More than three quarters of New Jersey residents like the communities where they live, even though more than half think that the state has gotten worse in recent years. These results come from a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
TRENTON – A measure to bolster the rights of domestic violence victims unanimously cleared the full Assembly on Monday by a vote of 75-0.
TRENTON – A bill to help widen the quick dissemination of Amber Alerts in the event of a missing child received final legislative approval on Monday. The Assembly passed it Monday by a 73-0-1 vote.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver criticized Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce for comments he made yesterday at a New Jersey Business and Industry Association-sponsored event in Iselin.
TRENTON– New Jersey’s economy added 10,000 jobs in November, led by hiring among the state’s private sector employers, according to information released by the state Department of Labor. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.2 percent, remaining below the national rate of 9.8 percent.