State News

Lawmakers Tout ‘Back To Work NJ’ Bill Package Proposal

TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Wednesday announced the Legislature’s focus in the coming weeks will turn to a landmark “Back to Work NJ” bill package designed to create jobs and jumpstart economic development throughout the state.

Thanksgiving Travel To Increase By More Than 11 Percent, AAA Says

STATE – According to AAA the number of Americans projected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase 11.4 percent from 2009, with approximately 42.2 million travelers taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home.

NJ Senate Approves Bill To Restore Income Eligibility Guidelines For State AIDS Drug Program

TRENTON – A bill that would formally restore the income eligibility guidelines for New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) to the levels they were at before Gov. Christie scaled back the program in the FY 2011 State Budget was approved by the Senate Monday by a vote of 22-12.

State Officials Promote Bone Marrow Match Registry

STATE – NJ Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh wants New Jersey residents to know that they can save the life of a person with cancer, sickle cell anemia, or other life-threatening disorder by becoming a bone marrow donor.

State Police Provide Tips For A Thanksgiving Commute That’s Easy As Pie

WEST TRENTON – Thanksgiving is traditionally the heaviest travel day of the year, a day when people want to be with family, or close friends. During the Thanksgiving holiday, more motorists are traveling with their families than any other time of the year.

Sweeney & Oliver Introduce Plan To Cap Police & Firefighter Arbitration Awards

TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced a plan to cap salary arbitration awards for police and firefighters at an average of two percent per year for at least the next three years.