TRENTON – Members of several public employee unions marched on the State House again today, in the so-called “Second Battle of Trenton” organized by the New Jersey Education Association. However, the Revolutionary War-themed protest did little to deter the state Senate from passing the controversial pension and health care benefit reform bill.
TRENTON – An Englewood doctor with a medical office in Jersey City was indicted today on charges that he defrauded the Medicaid program, illegally distributed narcotic painkillers, and attempted to hire men to kill three people: his wife, his lover and a business partner, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined Senators Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-MI) to introduce legislation last week that would protect the reproductive rights of women in the military.
TRENTON – After an emotional hearing that saw two dozen union protesters arrested for disorderly conduct, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill to increase public workers’ contributions to their pension and health benefits by a 9-4 vote.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s job market showed little change in May; employment was down by 400 jobs while the unemployment rate went up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.4 percent.
TRENTON – The Christie Administration announced Thursday that low-interest Small Business Administration loans of up to $200,000 are now available to Passaic, Essex and Morris county homeowners to repair damaged or destroyed real estate, resulting from flooding which took place March 10-17.
NEWARK — PSE&G wants customers to know that a new TRUE grant, as well as several other payment assistance programs, are available to help customers pay utility bills.
TRENTON – NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) testified before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee in support of a bill to alter the pensions and health care benefits offered to public employees.
TRENTON – A measure to make it illegal to possess or sell drugs disguised as “bath salts” cleared a key Assembly panel on Thursday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie and legislative leaders from both parties have reached an agreement on public employee health and pension benefits reform.