STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, needs of volunteers to work blood drives.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to take testimony gauging the impact of the governor’s cuts to Legal Services of New Jersey and other legal assistance programs for the poor.
SEA GIRT – New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow today hosted commencement exercises for 134 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 88th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class. Of the 134 graduates, 9 of the cadets have a parent either active or retired from the State Police.
TRENTON–With the heat index soaring to 110 degrees today, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges the elderly, disabled and those with chronic medical conditions to drink plenty of water and visit senior or cooling centers if they do not have air conditioning.
STATE – New Jersey’s clean energy leaders are calling for a stronger Energy Master Plan (EMP) and urge citizens to come to the upcoming hearings to voice their support for New Jersey’s current clean energy goals.
TRENTON – While New Jersey’s 580 public school districts received more state aid money than they were originally expecting, most taxpayers will not see any savings on their current year tax bills.
STATE – Following a Wednesday fire at a New York City wastewater treatment plant, raw sewerage has been being discharged into the Hudson River. Officials have declared the river off-limits for swimming and other recreational uses.
TRENTON – A New Jersey Superior Court judge has filed a lawsuit against the state challenging the constitutionality of a recently-enacted law that requires judges to pay more towards their pension and health benefits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Donald Payne (D-Newark) signed a letter launched by the House Progressive Caucus opposing any deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits in order to raise the debt ceiling.
TRENTON – Preliminary estimates showed that private sector employment in New Jersey continued an upward trend, with employers adding 6,400 jobs in June — the fifth consecutive month of private sector job gains. However, overall employment gains were more modest, thanks to a public sector decline of 4,700 jobs.