WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2009, state and local governments brought in nearly $2.1 trillion, a 22.1 percent ($587.5 billion) decrease from 2008, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most tax revenue categories saw declines except property tax, which saw a 3.7 percent increase to $424.0 billion.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that as much as $72,500 will be made available for the purchase of as many as 29 conducted energy devices, commonly known as Tasers, one for each municipal police department and law enforcement agency in Middlesex County.
UNION COUNTY – At least three Union County communities have elected to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating until Friday.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie held a conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon and executives from Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) and Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) today to ensure response operations and power restoration efforts were moving forward in a speedy manner to restore power as quickly as possible to New Jersey homes.
OLD BRIDGE – More than 100 visitors attended the Grand Opening ceremony of the Roosevelt Care Center at Old Bridge on Oct. 26, officially extending Middlesex County’s quality long-term care services to the south county area.
TRENTON –The New Jersey After 3 program will continue its work for New Jersey children and families through a renewed public-private partnership implementing the Department of Education’s federal No Child Left Behind waiver application that will expand and improve programs to extend learning beyond the traditional school day, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.
PAHRUMP, Nev. – Former New Jersey resident Christopher Kinder faces 5,000 counts of child pornography.
CRANFORD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing on Wednesday, Nov. 2, including the one in Union County at the Cranford Community Center.
STATE – New Jersey voters feel safer in Atlantic City than other New Jersey cities, according to a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.