NEWARK — The Fiscal Year 2012 operating budget approved by the NJ Transit Board of Directors yesterday maintains stable fares, while the capital program supports fleet modernization efforts and infrastructure improvements.
TRENTON – State school aid increased by $850 million over last year’s budget, and Middlesex County school districts will get $92 million more than last year according to figures released this week by the Christie administration.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) marked the second year of its refrigerator and freezer recycling program by hosting a group of fourth and fifth graders from a local YMCA summer program on a tour of a de-manufacturing plant. The facility has processed more than 25,000 old, energy-wasting units since its July 2009 opening.
NEWARK – This spring, NJ Transit conducted its first systemwide customer satisfaction survey. The results are in, and the public transit agency passed – barely. Customers rated NJ Transit’s service as “acceptable” or “satisfactory” with a score of 5.2 on a 0 to 10 scale.
TRENTON – As part of Democrats’ effort to highlight the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts programs benefiting New Jersey’s middle-class and poor, the Assembly Budget Committee will meet next Tuesday to hear testimony how the cuts affect programs that serve children.
TRENTON – Democrats warned that yesterday’s Republican refusal to restore critical funding for municipalities will devastate New Jersey’s cities.
STATE – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey announced the release of a multi-media public service campaign alerting parents in New Jersey about the rising purity and dangers of heroin. The campaign “Everything’s Gone Up Since the 70s” was…
TRENTON – Two Middlesex County Democrats criticized Gov. Chris Christie for slashing school aid from the budget passed by the Legislature last month, while the governor touted his more modest funding increases.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — More than 25 Airmen from the 108th Wing’s Security Force Squadron deployed from here today for a six-month tour in Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.
TRENTON – The state Senate met again today as Democrats continued to try without success to overturn Gov. Christie’s line item vetoes, spending items he cut from New Jersey’s budget.