State News

Report: Sprawl Spreading Rapidly In NJ

Where are we building in New Jersey? A report released Wednesday shows New Jersey has just completed its two most sprawling decades in history. Rather than building where there are roads, rails and infrastructure, New Jersey has been gobbling up its remaining open spaces at an alarming rate. For the first time since this data has been collected, New Jersey has more developed land than forests.

Christie Kills Supplemental Spending Bills

STATE – Citing the need for fiscal responsibility, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed three Democrat-initiated spending bills on Friday. The governor shot down a homebuyer’s tax credit bill, and proposals to restore funding for the FamilyCare program and women’s health and family planning services.

NJ Lottery Had Record-Setting Year

TRENTON–Early un-audited Fiscal Year 2010 returns show that the New Jersey Lottery has shattered previous revenue estimates, surpassing $2.6 billion in sales and $900 million in aid to education and institutions for the first time in its four-decade history, New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Thursday.