State News

Pay-To-Play Reformers Go Right Into The Pit

Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.

Lawmakers Ask Christie To Help Prepare For Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Changeover

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.

Trout Season Opens Saturday, April 10

TRENTON – New Jersey’s trout season officially opens on Saturday, April 10, at 8 a.m., and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin encouraged residents and visitors to enjoy time outdoors and experience the thrill of catching some fabulous fish.