TRENTON – More than 2,000 weevils were released Friday in Union County. The tiny bug’s mission — to eat every mile-a-minute weed in sight.
STATE — As census takers across the nation finish the 2010 Census door-to-door follow-up operation, the U.S. Census Bureau has entered the quality assurance phase, where select households around the country will be contacted by a census worker.
TRENTON — An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection has revealed that a Newark-based company, TVF Pest Control, used chemicals not appropriate for indoor use in 70 residences and apartments, mostly in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, since October in spraying for bedbugs and other insects, the Department announced Friday.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie released the report of the New Jersey Privatization Task Force, which identifies more than $200 million in potential cost savings from privatizing various state agencies.
TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse yesterday, senators who supported S-2139 – legislation which would restore $7.5 million in funding cut from the FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services – urged the Governor to act on the legislation and stand up for access to basic health care for women in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation to help laid off firefighters is now law.
TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced an upcoming traffic shift on Route 1 over the Millstone River in West Windsor and Plainsboro in connection with an ongoing bridge replacement project.
TRENTON – This morning, the state Senate approved a compromise plan that would cap future property tax increases at two percent per year by a vote of 36-3.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will eliminate Monday hours and extend outs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced Wednesday.
STATE — A new George Mason University study on public pension systems across the USA says New Jersey’s system will go broke between three and nine years from now without massive reform.