NEW BRUNSWICK – The first thing potential jurors see when they arrive at a New Jersey courthouse is a short film about how the legal system works and what to expect.
STATE – The Assembly approved Gov. Chris Christie’s revised proposal to cap future property tax increases at two percent per year on Monday. Legislators passed the changes by a 73-4, allowing the bill to become law.
TRENTON — State Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation last week that would cap state spending increases at two percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the two percent property tax cap passed by the Senate.
TRENTON – More than 2,000 weevils were released Friday in Union County. The tiny bug’s mission — to eat every mile-a-minute weed in sight.
STATE — As census takers across the nation finish the 2010 Census door-to-door follow-up operation, the U.S. Census Bureau has entered the quality assurance phase, where select households around the country will be contacted by a census worker.
TRENTON — An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection has revealed that a Newark-based company, TVF Pest Control, used chemicals not appropriate for indoor use in 70 residences and apartments, mostly in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, since October in spraying for bedbugs and other insects, the Department announced Friday.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie released the report of the New Jersey Privatization Task Force, which identifies more than $200 million in potential cost savings from privatizing various state agencies.
TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse yesterday, senators who supported S-2139 – legislation which would restore $7.5 million in funding cut from the FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services – urged the Governor to act on the legislation and stand up for access to basic health care for women in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation to help laid off firefighters is now law.
TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced an upcoming traffic shift on Route 1 over the Millstone River in West Windsor and Plainsboro in connection with an ongoing bridge replacement project.