HAMILTON — Fifty-two percent of drivers said they feel less safe on the roads now than they did five years ago, according to the third-annual 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index just released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Sean Kean and Bob Gordon that would ban the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) transfer stations off the coast of New Jersey cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee last week.
TRENTON – While Gov. Chris Christie was making an out-of-state trip last week, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed Executive Order No. 41 to establish an ongoing bi-partisan Red Tape Review Commission, continuing the administration’s efforts to streamline state government and spur economic activity.
TRENTON– The Christie Administration announced last week that New Jersey will receive $112 million in federal funding for anti-foreclosure assistance to help struggling homeowners.
TRENTON — A bill sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean that expands New Jersey’s Human Trafficking law was unanimously passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
TRENTON – A senior engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) and an alleged accomplice were arrested on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by approximately $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, state officials announced today.
TRENTON – With the Delaware River Basin Commission’s decision today to issue a drought warning for much of the Delaware River basin, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin again asked residents statewide to voluntarily reduce water use.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari urged residents to participate in Saturday’s Operation Take Back New Jersey, a one-day program allowing residents to turn over unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs to local drop-off sites for proper disposal.
TRENTON – Five property tax reform bills will be considered Monday by an Assembly committee examining unfunded state mandates that help drive up property taxes.
TRENTON — New Jersey’s black bears are starting to fatten up for winter hibernation and will more actively forage for food in the coming weeks.