State News

NJ Senate Passes Bill To Protect Unemployed Workers

TRENTON – By a vote of 37 to 1, the full Senate approved a bill on Thursday which would institute efficiencies in the unemployment insurance (UI) system intended to benefit laid-off workers and employers alike, while also protecting those in dire financial circumstances from certain abuses that have recently come to light.

NJ DEP Changes Shellfish Gardening Rules

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.