State News

Bill To Make It Easier For Charities To Streamline Their Efforts Continues Advancing

TRENTON- Legislation to require the state to establish and maintain a website to provide a clearinghouse of information for nonprofit organizations that provide services in New Jersey continues moving toward law.

Majority of Americans Support Adequate and Affordable Housing for Everyone

Most Americans believe it is important to have a decent affordable place to live, and to provide affordable housing in their communities, including housing for low income families, a recent Zogby International poll commissioned by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, as part of their Housing America Campaign, finds.

Election Day Hotline For Complaints Of Voting Irregularities Or Abuses

NEWARK – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has established an Election Day Hotline to receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote on Nov. 2.

NJ Phasing Out Traditional Unemployment Checks

TRENTON – By early next year, New Jersey residents who are collecting unemployment will receive their benefits through direct deposit into their bank accounts or via debit cards. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin implementing the new system to eliminate paper checks by the end of the month.

DOT, EPA Propose Greenhouse Gas & Fuel Efficiency Standards For Trucks & Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses earlier this week.

Menendez Honored As Champion Of Children

NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, representing Healthy Families NJ and Parents as Teachers NJ, and the Nurse-Family Partnership® honored U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as a champion of home visitation in support of America’s children earlier this month.

Sierra Club Endorses Pallone

STATE – The Sierra Club of New Jersey Chapter has endorsed Democrat Frank Pallone in his bid for re-election to represent the state’s 6th District in Congress. They cited Pallone’s record on environmental issues, calling him a “true leader.”