UTICA, N.Y. – Thirty-one percent of voters say that negative campaign advertising makes them less interested in voting and 62% say ads this year are more negative than in other years.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie cancelled a massive public works project that would have doubled commuter rail capacity between New Jersey and New York today.
TRENTON — DEP Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday announced the lifting of a statewide drought watch for most of New Jersey, with the exception of the Coastal North region that includes nearly all of Monmouth County and northern Ocean County.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make it illegal to ask unemployed people not to apply for job vacancies was approved 58-18-2 by the Assembly.
TRENTON – A bill which would implement a comprehensive concussion prevention program for student-athletes in New Jersey was unanimously approved by the Assembly Monday, receiving final legislative approval.
STATE — The New Jersey Building Trades Council protested Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to kill the largest transportation project in the nation and with it, thousands of badly needed construction jobs.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle today unveiled the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” – bipartisan legislation designed to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying among students.
TRENTON– The General Assembly on Monday will vote on legislation that would revise the state’s contract arbitration system for police and firefighters and limit unused sick leave payouts for all public workers.
NEWARK—A former mortgage broker and his purported co-conspirator in a mortgage fraud scheme were arrested Oct. 21 on a criminal complaint which alleges they conspired to defraud various mortgage lenders of more than $7 million by conducting at least 50 fraudulent real estate transactions involving residential properties in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced that $14.2 million in financing for the environmental cleanups of a former General Motors auto plant sites in Clark has been approved as part of a $773 million legal settlement filed Wednesday in federal bankruptcy court in a case involving 89 former GM properties nationwide.