STATE – Legislation to allow commercial advertising and sponsorship on the state’s toll plazas to help ease the burden on taxpayers is advancing toward law.
STATE — New Jersey voters are barely aware that they have chance to vote the bums out—or in again, as they wish—on a balmy Tuesday in June, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
TRENTON – Legislation to encourage banking institutions to open branches in underserved communities was approved recently by the Assembly.
SOMERSET — Kind-hearted New Jerseyans affected by the severe storms and flooding mid-March should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think it will keep that aid from reaching their less-fortunate neighbors.
TRENTON—Yesterday, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin banned research-related gardening of commercial shellfish species in coastal and inner harbor waters classified as contaminated, and also is seeking immediate removal of species now being grown in such waters.
TRENTON–The Department of Environmental Protection is offering dry cleaners a first-in-the-nation grant program to help them protect the air by replacing dry cleaning machines that use harmful chemicals with new, environmentally friendly models.
TRENTON – Legislation to promote bone marrow and blood stem cell donations – particularly to help boost minority participation – has been approved by the Assembly and is set for Senate consideration.
TRENTON—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, M.D. is encouraging low-income Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in two under-utilized federal programs that can help reduce their out-of-pocket health and prescription drug costs.
TRENTON – A housing advocate said that state Sen. Raymond Lesniak is trying to redirect $20 million from the state’s housing trust fund to aid a private developer renovating apartments down the street from the Democrat’s Elizabeth home.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs in May, according to Keith Hall, commissioner of the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the majority of the job growth could be attributed to the hiring of temporary workers for the U.S. Census.