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.
TRENTON – Noting the negative impact that debt and the inability to legally drive can have on a person’s life, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the creation of the MVC Surcharge Payment Incentive Program this week.
TRENTON – Legislation to restructure the state’s ticket sale law was released today from the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee.
HIGHLANDS – Mayor Anna Little declared victory this morning in a very close race against Diane Gooch in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District Republican Primary. However, Gooch is not prepared to concede defeat until all the votes are counted.
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.