TRENTON — Legislation to create a statewide mobile farmers’ market network and fresh produce voucher program to increase produce access for resident’s of New Jersey’s so-called urban “food deserts” was released Monday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation asking voters in the November 2011 election to make it easier for municipalities to share municipal court services was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly State Government Committee will hear testimony today about the closing of the Motor Vehicle Commission facility in Elizabeth, the state’s fourth largest city.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been approved by both the General Assembly and the Senate.
TRENTON – A bill which would allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription was approved by the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Thursday by a vote of 6-2.
TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the sponsor of legislation signed into law last year to require chain restaurants in the Garden State to post calorie information on their menus, called on Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh to follow her constitutional obligation to write regulations and enforce the law.
TRENTON – By an 8-5 vote, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a controversial bill that would give businesses tax credits for funding scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.
NEWARK – Fifteen New Jersey residents, including an alleged member and associates of the Genovese organized crime family, are charged with racketeering and related offenses in a superseding indictment unsealed Thursday morning in conjunction with arrests in the case, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced.
TRENTON — Rutgers University restricts competition for its public contracts by rejecting basic bidding requirements imposed on all other New Jersey state colleges and universities, an Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) audit has found.
STATE – New Jersey earned a “A” for its smoke free air laws, but got an “F” for its spending levels on tobacco prevention and control programs in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010 report.