WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than four in 10 offenders return to state prison within three years of their release, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.
STATE — New Jersey pays thousands of white-collar state employees an annual uniform-maintenance stipend, yet nearly half of those employees do not wear a uniform, according to a report released this week by the Office of the State Comptroller.
TRENTON– Fifty-six new districts will take part in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program in the 2011-2012 school year, increasing and improving educational opportunities for children and families, Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf announced Thursday.
NEWARK – PSE&G is reminding customers still struggling to pay winter heating bills that they have only until May 2 to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Those who have already received LIHEAP this winter season may also be eligible for additional LIHEAP emergency assistance.
STATE – Less than a quarter of New Jersey voters want Gov. Chris Christie to run for president in 2012, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union) said a report that the Department of Transportation has made it a goal to double the number of towns using red-light cameras is deeply concerning, adding that “it appears the state is using the pilot program as a means to raise revenue for towns and cities rather than to improve public safety as the Legislature intended.”
WEST TRENTON – State Police announced 13 arrests as the result of two large-scale investigations targeting illegal drug and gun trafficking.
STATE – Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents are “very concerned” about price inflation, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
PERTH AMBOY – Former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for corruption charges on Tuesday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that will create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident was signed into law Monday. It had received final legislative approval in February.