TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes announced today that criminal charges have been filed against the two state troopers involved in the unauthorized State Police escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in March.
TRENTON – Democrats blasted Gov. Chris Christie for conditionally vetoing a bi-partisan bill that would have required public hearings on any future Port Authority of New York and New Jersey toll increases and imposed other measures to increase accountability at the bi-state agency.
With the death toll in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting rampage now at 12, with 58 wounded, many Americans are asking how future tragedies similar to this can be prevented. While the suspected gunman in this case appears to have purchased his guns legally, in America’s worst spree killing—the murder of 32 individuals and the wounding of 17 more on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007—the killer purchased a gun in spite of known mental health problems.
The Obama administration has offered states the chance to waive some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in recognition that parts of the law are dated. States are required, however, to make specific reforms in exchange for increased flexibility.