TRENTON – Legislation intended to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces is closer to becoming law.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the upcoming closure of the I-78 Express lanes in each direction in Union Township and Hillside from milepost 52.8 to milepost 55.
NEW JERSEY – Beginning Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, Wegmans will donate $0.50 for every Driscoll’s strawberry product package (any size) sold at each of their New Jersey stores to the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey.
STATE — New Jersey employment contracted marginally in June while the state’s unemployment rate continued to trend lower from the recessionary high reached in December 2009. The state’s unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point in June to 9.6 percent, just above the national rate of 9.5 percent.
TRENTON – Noting data that shows New Jersey led the nation in new unemployment claims at the end of June, Senate Budget and Appropriations Chairman Paul Sarlo said the figures show that the administration’s fiscal policies are not stimulating the economy or creating new jobs.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today that caps local property tax growth at two percent per year.
TRENTON – The state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need to inform suspects in their native language that they are legally required to take a Breathalyzer test.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The first thing potential jurors see when they arrive at a New Jersey courthouse is a short film about how the legal system works and what to expect.
STATE – The Assembly approved Gov. Chris Christie’s revised proposal to cap future property tax increases at two percent per year on Monday. Legislators passed the changes by a 73-4, allowing the bill to become law.
TRENTON — State Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation last week that would cap state spending increases at two percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the two percent property tax cap passed by the Senate.