New Jersey Enters Multi-State Settlement With Drugmaker

TRENTON – New Jersey and 37 other states have entered a settlement agreement with GlaxoSmithKline and a subsidiary, SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc., that resolves allegations the companies sold drugs that were adulterated during faulty manufacturing processes, state Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.

Christie Issues Conditional Veto Of Adoption Records Bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature in May that would have given adopted people access to their medical history and birth records. Under Christie’s revised version, adopted individuals will still be able to get the information but may have to wait up to a year.

Law Increases Penalties For Killing Police Dogs

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation enhancing penalties for intentionally killing an on-duty police or search and rescue dog on Wednesday. The measure is named “Schultz’s Law” in honor of a Gloucester Township police dog killed by a crime suspect last year.

Assembly To Consider Public Employee Benefit Reform Bill

TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.