State News

GOP Candidate Says Her Opponent Was Negligent In Oversight Of BP

HIGHLANDS — Highlands Mayor Anna Little, the Republican nominee for Congress from New Jersey’s 6th district, today called upon Congressman Frank Pallone to accept responsibility for his negligence regarding his oversight responsibilities that directly contributed to the Gulf oil spill disaster.

Senate Committee Clears Bill To Offer School Districts Flexibility In Filling Teacher Vacancies

TRENTON – A measure sponsored intended to allow school districts more flexibility when filling classroom teacher vacancies was unanimously approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee.

Pew Report Finds States Are Essential To Broadband Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality broadband—or high-speed Internet—in the wake of the federal government’s national plan and the availability of stimulus funds, according to a new report released Monday by the Pew Center on the States.

Deadline For Storm-Related Disaster Assistance Nears

STATE — The deadline for flood survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is Thursday, July 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced Monday.

Senate Committee Clears Bill To Transfer Property To Woodbridge

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale which would authorize the state to sell 15.5 acres of land and improvements which are currently part of East Jersey State Prison to the Township of Woodbridge to be remediated as low-income, special needs housing was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Monday by a vote of 9-4.