TRENTON — Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver today announced that Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Nellie Pou will hold a hearing to explore the error in New Jersey’s application for the federal “Race to the Top” program, which contributed to the state losing approximately $400 million in federal education funding.
HIGHLANDS – According to a poll released this week, Rep. Frank Pallone leads Republican challenger Anna Little by just six points.
STATE – Delays that snarled the morning commute for thousands of passengers on the Northeast Corridor were blamed on power problems, according to a statement from NJ Transit.
TRENTON – New Jersey did not qualify for federal education funds under the competitive “Race To The Top” education program.
TRENTON – Legislation to examine the recent changes to New Jersey’s graduated license program – including the teen driver decal requirement – received final legislative approval on Monday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to promote offshore wind energy on Thursday. The bipartisan measure is intended to spur economic growth in the Garden State through the development of renewable energy resources and the creation of green jobs.
WOODBRIDGE – Rep. Leonard Lance’s re-election bid is one of 50 races to watch this fall, according to CNN.
STATE — New Jersey cheated investors who bought more than $26 billion worth of municipal bonds between August 2001 and April 2007, according to the first federal securities fraud complaint ever filed against a state government.
NEWARK — Nathaniel Barreto of Newark admitted to being “the Black Stocking Robber” and Juan Perez of Clifton the wheelman in a string of bank holdups in Paramus, Boonton and elsewhere from North to Central Jersey that ended when they were tracked down following an armed robbery Tuesday, Jerry DeMarco reports at CliffviewPilot.com.
TRENTON – National spotlight on a report documenting the financial strain of child care underscores the experience of many New Jersey families struggling to meet the cost of care.