TRENTON – A bill which would allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription was approved by the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Thursday by a vote of 6-2.
TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the sponsor of legislation signed into law last year to require chain restaurants in the Garden State to post calorie information on their menus, called on Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh to follow her constitutional obligation to write regulations and enforce the law.
TRENTON – By an 8-5 vote, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a controversial bill that would give businesses tax credits for funding scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.
NEWARK – Fifteen New Jersey residents, including an alleged member and associates of the Genovese organized crime family, are charged with racketeering and related offenses in a superseding indictment unsealed Thursday morning in conjunction with arrests in the case, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced.
TRENTON — Rutgers University restricts competition for its public contracts by rejecting basic bidding requirements imposed on all other New Jersey state colleges and universities, an Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) audit has found.
STATE – New Jersey earned a “A” for its smoke free air laws, but got an “F” for its spending levels on tobacco prevention and control programs in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010 report.
NEWARK – New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs launched a multimedia outreach campaign this week to educate consumers about how to avoid credit repair scams that may actually worsen their situation.
TRENTON–A first-in-the-nation grant program targeting air pollution caused by dry cleaning has been an initial success in New Jersey, with nearly 300 applications received statewide to finance new and upgraded dry cleaning equipment, and with thousands of pounds of pollutants already removed from the air, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Wednesday.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s economy lost 16,300 jobs in December, according to date released today by the state Department of Labor. Three thousand jobs were lost in the public sector, while the private sector shed 13,300 positions.
EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Peter Barnes will hold a public hearing in Edison on Thursday, Jan. 20, to give students, parents, teachers and residents an opportunity to share how the governor’s $1 billion cut to public education has impacted their lives and their schools.