STATE – The state’s economy lost an estimated 13,000 jobs in January, according to data released today by the state Labor Department. Both the private and public sectors were affected, shedding 7,100 and 5,900 jobs respectively.
TRENTON – Confidential personal information – such as Social Security numbers, health records and child abuse reports – was left on state computers bound for public auction, according to an audit released Wednesday.
NEWARK — Customers seeking the NJ Transit service information can now access rail, bus and light rail updates through Twitter.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel approved a measure that would increase penalties for using cell phones while driving on Monday.
NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs received nearly 14,000 complaints from consumers last year, with the high-cost categories of motor vehicles and home improvements each generating more than 10 percent of the total complaints.
TRENTON – Legislation to bring New Jersey’s unemployment benefit system in line with 21st century technology and help out-of-work residents more easily manage their benefits is now law.
TRENTON – A bill to create a new type of corporate structure in New Jersey that allows for-profit companies to organize in a way that promotes their social or environmental mission has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – A con man who eluded authorities for 13 years before his arrest last June in Las Vegas was sentenced to state prison Friday for conspiring with a business partner to defraud investors in New Jersey of more than $1 million in the early 1990s.
STATE — New Jersey residents can report potholes or any other road maintenance issues by visiting the Department of Transportation’s website, www.nj.gov/transportation.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Mario D. Solis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.