TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, a member of the Governor’s Red Tape Review Group, will host a local hearing in Middlesex County to provide residents, businesses and community organizations the opportunity to weigh in on the state’s sometimes burdensome and conflicting rules and regulations.
STATE—The Sierra Club strongly opposes the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s plan to allow for a bear hunt starting in December. This hunt is unnecessary and undermines the need for a real bear management program that focuses on education and non-lethal alternatives to hunting, according to organization officials.
STATE—The “New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009” encourages funding private business developments with public money, putting taxpayers at risk while allowing wealthy investors to profit.
STATE—Beginning July 1, 2010, New Jersey residents born in Puerto Rico will have to obtain a new certified copy of their birth certificate under a new law passed by the government of Puerto Rico.
LINCROFT – Clean Ocean Action will host a symposium against beach litter on Saturday, March 13, at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.
TRENTON – Legislation to promote New Jersey farming, protect free saltwater recreational fishing and discussions on school sport concussions, Gov. Christie’s cuts to key environmental programs and post-traumatic stress disorder among New Jersey veterans top the Assembly’s Monday committee agendas.
SOMERSET – More than 2,000 people attended last week’s job fair, a testament to the high unemployment rate in New Jersey.
TRENTON – A Senate Committee substitute for bills sponsored by state Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Loretta Weinberg which would give adoptees in New Jersey access to medical history and birth records was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee last week by a vote of 8-1.
NEWARK — Citing a looming $300 million budget deficit for the coming fiscal year, NJ TRANSIT today released a proposal to increase fares by 25 percent systemwide and trim service proportionate to recent ridership declines.
STATE—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, support for President Obama and his health-care reform proposals has begun to rebound in New Jersey, even as a rematch with Tom Kean Jr. indicates trouble for Sen. Bob Menendez in early polling of the state’s next scheduled Senate race.