State News

Sierra Club Opposes Bill To Post Legal Notices Online Only

STATE — The Sierra Club announced its opposition to a bill introduced in the state Senate last month that would allow local, county and state governments to meet publication requirements for legal notices through postings on official government web sites. Public notices must be published in local newspapers under current law.

Christie Commission To Determine If NJ Should Take Over County Prosecutor’s Offices

STATE – Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order establishing the County Prosecutor Study Commission to examine the feasibility of modifying the state’s county prosecutor system towards greater efficiency and savings for taxpayers.

Vehicle Inspection Rules Change Aug. 1

STATE – Beginning Aug. 1, biennial passenger vehicle inspections will entail only an emissions check and the exemption for new and used vehicles four years old or newer will be extended to five years under program changes announced Friday by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez.

Senate Committee Advances Bill To Convert Closed Landfils To Produce Clean Energy

TRENTON – A bill which would permit the development of solar, photovoltaic and wind energy facilities on closed landfills or quarries was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee last week by a vote of 4-0.

Former NJ Transit Police Officer Gets 5 Years For Drug Possession

TRENTON –A former NJ Transit police officer was sentenced to five years in state prison today for possessing nearly four pounds of marijuana in his car which he intended to sell, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.