TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection has secured a landmark agreement that will open up a large stretch of the Raritan River for fish spawning as compensation to the public for harm to natural resources caused by past pollution at a refinery and three polymer plants that were operated by or affiliated with the El Paso Corp., Commissioner Bob Martin announced Tuesday.
NEWARK – A former advisor of convicted Perth Amboy politician Joseph Vas was sentenced to two years of probation for participating in a scheme to illegally funnel contributions into Vas’ 2006 Congressional primary campaign, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – Two-thirds of New Jersey residents are not confident that life for their children’s generation will be better than it has been for them, according to the results of a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
TRENTON – Legislation that would expand requirements for businesses to provide advance notice of mass layoffs was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON — Legislation to create a statewide mobile farmers’ market network and fresh produce voucher program to increase produce access for resident’s of New Jersey’s so-called urban “food deserts” was released Monday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation asking voters in the November 2011 election to make it easier for municipalities to share municipal court services was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly State Government Committee will hear testimony today about the closing of the Motor Vehicle Commission facility in Elizabeth, the state’s fourth largest city.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been approved by both the General Assembly and the Senate.
TRENTON – A bill which would allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription was approved by the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Thursday by a vote of 6-2.
TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the sponsor of legislation signed into law last year to require chain restaurants in the Garden State to post calorie information on their menus, called on Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh to follow her constitutional obligation to write regulations and enforce the law.