TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.
STATE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.
STATE – The Association of NJ Chiropractors (ANJC) today launched its community service initiative, “Baby It’s Cold Outside™” for the fifth consecutive year. The statewide campaign encourages patients to donate unwanted winter apparel in good condition as well as non-perishable food items to ANJC offices for distribution to food pantries, charities and community organizations.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Thomas R. Calcagni, Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, today led a group of statewide public health and safety partners in announcing the launch of “Project Medicine Drop” – an important component in the division’s campaign to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today released the 2010 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey increased one percent compared to the previous year, while total violent crime edged up less than one-half of one percent.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today signed legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence by imposing stricter conditions for bail for domestic violence offenders who violate pre-existing restraining orders or are found in contempt of a restraining order.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law that will permit county colleges and vocational school districts to establish green job certification programs.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make it easier to create charter schools in failing school districts was officially signed into law on Thursday.
TRENTON — The Senate Republican Caucus today met to elect its leadership team for the 2012-2013 legislative session. Senator Tom Kean, Jr. (R- 21), will serve as Republican Leader, with Senator Diane Allen (R- 7) serving as Deputy Republican Leader.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ), today kicked-off the second annual American Medicine Chest Challenge-New Jersey, at a statehouse press conference.