STATE – Two New Jersey Republicans, Rep. Scott Garrett and state Sen. Tom Kean Jr., are mentioned in a report that concludes that White House officials improperly spent taxpayer compensated time focusing on 2006 campaigns.
STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.
ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation that would create new funds to benefit the New Jersey Red Cross, cancer research, active duty soldiers and the New Jersey Boys and Girls Clubs through voluntary contributions on the state’s corporate and personal income tax returns is moving forward.
TRENTON – Legislation to create a statewide public safety interoperable communications council to make such a system reality has been signed into law.
MANALAPAN — Rutgers Cooperative Extension presents the 2011 Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute, on Tuesday, March 8 at the Battleground Country Club, Millhurst Rd., Manalapan, New Jersey.
TRENTON – State Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) introduced legislation this week that would reinstate the death penalty for those who murder a child, kill a police officer in the line of duty or commit a terrorist attack that results in fatalities.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving has been signed into law.
TRENTON – A bill to require some public employees to sign up to receive Amber Alert text messages has been signed into law.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has requested $53 million from the federal government for cleanup costs related to the Dec. 26 and 27, 2010 snowstorm.