TRENTON—Governor Chris Christie signed a sweeping executive order this week, directing a comprehensive review of all state authorities, boards and commissions and taking immediate action to reform abusive fiscal practices at those authorities, boards and commissions by strictly limiting the hiring of lobbyists, eliminating “golden parachutes” to departing executives and employees and capping travel expenses at $250.
STATE—A report prepared by five members of the League of Women Voters of the Union Area will be among those presented at a program on alternatives to fossil fuels at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10.
UNION COUNTY — Superior Court Judge Philip Maenza suspended a probation sentence pending the outcome of several appeals in the bizarre stalking case against Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s ex-girlfriend.
TRENTON – Two leading Assembly Democrats on Wednesday asked the state’s acting transportation commissioner to detail exactly what is being done to address customer service complaints filed by motorists against New Jersey Turnpike Authority toll collectors.
TRENTON – Paula T. Dow was officially sworn in as New Jersey’s 58th Attorney General Tuesday afternoon at the Hughes Justice Complex.
TRENTON – On Monday, the state Senate approved the nomination of Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff as state treasurer over the objection of Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union)
SOMERVILLE—Former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in state prison today in the shooting death of limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in 2002, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK – An emerging scam where con artists target grandparents is being reported across the country and Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Sharon Joyce warned residents to be leery of callers claiming to be their grandchild and in need of money.
TRENTON – Last week, New Jersey’s Office of the Inspector General released its 2009 analysis of the benefits provided to the employees of more than 40 state authorities.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension by a 36-0 vote with four abstentions today.