TRENTON – The state Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to emphasize the need to address the Bayonne Bridge’s low clearance and keep New Jersey’s port economy vibrant on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to restrict the towing of handicapped vehicles and require 24-hour access to towed vehicles was approved 70-3-2 by the Assembly on Thursday.
TRENTON – In an effort to reduce an impending automatic tax hike for New Jersey employers, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the maximum weekly unemployment benefit payment by $50 and imposing a one-week waiting period before applicants could collect benefits.
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.