TRENTON—The Office of the State Comptroller provided New Jersey government entities with a set of detailed procedures to follow in order to make it tougher for unscrupulous public officials and contractors to unlawfully profit from government contracts this week.
HUNTERDON COUNTY—The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee formally endorsed Ed Potosnak in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Leonard Lance for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District in the November 2010 general election. Lance represents portions of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties
TRENTON – Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a multi-county automobile and motorcycle theft ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced yesterday.
STATE—A majority (52 percent) of New Jersey voters approve of the way Gov. Chris Christie is handling his job so far, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
TRENTON – Discussions on New Jersey’s troubled state pension system, Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed clean energy cuts and efforts to reform affordable housing and bills to turn property tax rebate checks into a credit and to protect consumers from harassing debt collectors top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.
TRENTON – During the past 23 months, 224,725 citations—an average of 9,770 a month—have been issued to motorists violating New Jersey’s cell phone law, which prohibits texting and talking on hand-held phones while driving, said Pam Fischer, director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
TRENTON – Two bills to help laid-off police and firefighters have received Assembly approval.
NEWARK – Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the Vet2Vet program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) into a national program.
TRENTON – New Jersey shouldn’t expect much help from the federal government to bail out the state’s insolvent unemployment insurance fund, according to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
NEWARK — NJ Transit today implemented an emergency spending freeze and told employees that it will reduce its workforce by more than 200, rollback spending on retirement accounts, and cut executive salaries.