TRENTON — A bill sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean that expands New Jersey’s Human Trafficking law was unanimously passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
TRENTON – A senior engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) and an alleged accomplice were arrested on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by approximately $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, state officials announced today.
TRENTON – With the Delaware River Basin Commission’s decision today to issue a drought warning for much of the Delaware River basin, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin again asked residents statewide to voluntarily reduce water use.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari urged residents to participate in Saturday’s Operation Take Back New Jersey, a one-day program allowing residents to turn over unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs to local drop-off sites for proper disposal.
TRENTON – Five property tax reform bills will be considered Monday by an Assembly committee examining unfunded state mandates that help drive up property taxes.
TRENTON — New Jersey’s black bears are starting to fatten up for winter hibernation and will more actively forage for food in the coming weeks.
TRENTON– Noting that many gubernatorial appointments remain languishing in the Senate due to that body’s refusal to schedule hearings, a Republican assemblyman proposed a constitutional amendment to compel the Senate to act on all nominations within 60 days.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda R. Greenstein and Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo looks to help boost enrollment in New Jersey’s Senior Gold prescription drug discount program.
FLORHAM PARK — During National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19 – 25), AAA encourages parents and caregivers to keep children seated, safe and secure when riding in motor vehicles.
STATE — Charles Centinaro, director of the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE), has announced the appointment of 146 attorneys and other citizens to the state’s 18 District Ethics Committees. These committees investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys.