STATE – According to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New Jersey residents and businesses have received nearly $230 million in federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene recovery through Nov. 8.
STATE – Democrats held all 26 of the seats they controlled in the state Senate and gained a 48th seat in the Assembly to keep their majority in the state Legislature.
STATE – Today, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last up to three and a half minutes.
STATE – A Superior Court judge ordered the return of possessions seized from Occupy Trenton protesters at the city’s World War II Memorial last month.
STATE – Only about three weeks remain for families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey to register for federal assistance for damage suffered from Hurricane Irene.
TRENTON – On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie announced plans to appeal a court ruling that dismissed New Jersey’s legal efforts to force owners of a coal-fired Pennsylvania power plan to reduce its pollution.
STATE – Voters will head to the polls today to cast ballots for their state Legislators. In many communities, voters will also choose county and local officials.
NEWARK – The Office of the Attorney General, through the New Jersey Bureau of Securities within the Division of Consumer Affairs, has filed new charges in a lawsuit pending in State Superior Court, alleging that several individuals defrauded dozens of investors after raising approximately $8.5 million.
STATE – The joint state/federal disaster recovery centers (DRC) that have been helping New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Irene will close Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced today that the Assembly Democratic caucus will meet Thursday to decide upon its new leadership team for the 2012-13 legislative session.