ELIZABETH – The members and staff of Community Access Unlimited applauded a state plan to provide people with disabilities and/or their families an annual stipend to help pay for the cost of providing services.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced substantial revisions to the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy & Procedures to ensure that complaints against law enforcement officers in New Jersey are thoroughly investigated and that individual cases of misconduct and potential patterns of abuse are appropriately addressed.
STATE — With a few weeks before some state legislators face hotly contested primary elections, winds of war are blowing across the 7th Congressional District.
TRENTON – Lawmakers are considering a bill that would return New Jersey’s February presidential primary to June, when it was held prior to 2005. The state holds primary elections for all other offices on the first Tuesday in June each year.
TRENTON – During Air Quality Awareness Week in New Jersey, (May 2-6), Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged New Jersey residents to make simple choices in their everyday lives that can help improve air quality for everyone.
JERSEY CITY – For the third consecutive year, The Provident Bank hosted its Deposit $1 of Hope fund-raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bipartisan bill into law to help prevent and combat dating violence among middle and high school students. The measure had been approved unanimously by both houses of the legislature.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would criminalize the photography of children without a parent’s consent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that is designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off the road.
Since 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace violence.