State News

Assembly Panels To Examine Tunnel Work Suspension & NJ Transit Delays, Impact Of Lost Film Tax Credits & Cutting Education Mandates

TRENTON – Assembly panels on Monday will convene hearings on the Christie administration’s decision to suspend work on the new Hudson River rail tunnel, the economic impact of the elimination of film and digital media tax credits, the state’s farmland assessment program and ways to cut education mandates to combat property taxes.

Would Your Child’s Safety Seat Pass An Inspection?

STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.

DEP Issues Alert On Mosquitoes And West Nile Virus

TRENTON — Although summer is coming to a close, state mosquito experts cautioned the mosquito season has not ended, and warned that late summer and early fall are the most critical times of the year to be aware of the potential for the dangers of contracting West Nile virus and other viruses from mosquito bites.