STATE – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s proposal to exempt public safety worker costs from the two-percent cap on municipal tax hikes is “dead on arrival in the Senate.”
STATE — A professional organization has issued an interim suspension to a former insurance agent indicted for allegedly defrauding clients out of nearly $2 million.
STATE — Much of the state is currently under a flood watch until early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has also issued a high wind warning in effect until Friday morning for much of central New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the override of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a state homebuyer’s tax credit and consider legislation to reform property taxes, and permit advertising on school buses to generate money for schools today.
TRENTION — In light of the findings by a recent study, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are requesting committee consideration of their legislation (S-119/A-311) that would establish the crime of “cyber-harassment” in New Jersey.
STATE – Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey announced this week that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcatel-Lucent, to enable some 800 girls in underserved communities to participate in the Girl Scouts leadership training program, LEAD ON!.
TRENTON – The bipartisan Assembly Task Force on Life Sciences will hold its first meeting Friday at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick and is expected to hear testimony focusing on an overview of the life sciences industry and the benefits it can bring the state.
EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).
TRENTON – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Secretary of State, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez remind residents statewide that Oct. 12 is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– An analysis released this week shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than economically recoverable offshore oil and gas combined in the same region.