TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey improved modestly in October, based on growth in private sector employment. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage point to 9.2 percent, moving further below the national rate, which was unchanged in October at 9.6 percent.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a state law that allows voters to recall members of Congress is unconstitutional.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,198 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling $6.97 million.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit school districts to sell advertising on school buses as a way to help offset costs cleared the Senate Education Committee this week.
STATE — Khara Murphy had reached a fork in the road.
Facing five years in prison for crimes she committed to finance her drug habit, Murphy decided instead to apply for admission into the New Jersey Judiciary’s rigorous drug court program.
TRENTON – The Assembly Labor Committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would bring New Jersey’s unemployment benefits system in line with 21st century technology and help struggling out-of-work residents more easily manage their benefits.
NEWARK – A private security guard contracted by an affiliate of the National Basketball Association pleaded guilty Tuesday to making several hoax bomb threats to an office of NBA Properties Inc. in Secaucus, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON– The bipartisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” advanced unanimously out of both the Assembly and Senate Education Committees on Monday.
TRENTON — Two New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an end to full body scans and pat down requirements for airline passengers.
TRENTON – Legislation Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Diane Allen sponsored to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying among students was today released by a Senate committee.