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.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow reminded residents to remain cautious of potential scams if they receive donation requests to aid victims of this weekend’s earthquake in Chile.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow said this week that her office is encouraged by Toyota’s announced plan to address safety issues in its recalled vehicles and that her office and the Division of Consumer Affairs will monitor Toyota’s actions in carrying out the required repairs.
TRENTON – Assemblywoman Celeste Riley and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III vowed to introduce legislation recommended by the state comptroller to make it tougher for unscrupulous public officials and contractors to unlawfully profit from government contracts.
TRENTON – Legislation to require police accident reports to include whether drivers were distracted at the time of an accident was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, New Jersey lawmakers announced over $5 million in federal funding for transportation projects and highway and pedestrian safety. This federal funding was awarded to the New Jersey State Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.