State News

Bill To Protect Seniors From Bogus Financial Advice Closer To Becoming Law

TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens has received final legislative approval.

Vitale Receives AARP Legislative Leadership Award

TRENTON – Last week in Trenton, Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the Vice Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, received the 2010 AARP Legislative Leadership Award for his contributions to health care access and quality in New Jersey.

NJ’s Special Needs Registry Helps Prepare Communities For Disasters

WEST TRENTON– In preparation for 2010 Hurricane season as well as any potential emergency event, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has created New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters, a free, voluntary and confidential program designed to assist people with special needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency.

Bill To Provide Doctors, Vets With Continuing Education Credits For Free Services Gets Final Legislative OK

TRENTON – Legislation to allow physicians and veterinarians to earn continuing education credits for providing free medical and veterinary services has received final legislative approval.

NJ DEP Forms Panel To Consider Possible Local Impact Of Gulf Oil Spill

TRENTON — While it is improbable the BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana will have any effect on the Jersey Shore or the state’s fishing industry this summer, the Department of Environmental Protection is not taking any chances.

Voters Split On Christie, But Not On His Proposals

STATE — New Jersey voters split in their opinions of Gov. Chris Christie, with 44% approving of the way he is handling his job as governor and 42% disapproving, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.