This is a devastating day for children and public education in New Jersey. On the heels of more than $1.3 billion in cuts to public education, the Legislature and the governor have put an ill-conceived and shortsighted policy in place that will prevent our public schools from ever climbing out of the hole that has been dug for them by the state.
The last few weeks have brought the fresh taste of high quality, locally grown fruits and vegetables to many New Jerseyans. The Garden State still produces some of the best tomatoes and corn in the world! We should all take note, however, of a new inventory of our disappearing farmland nationwide.
Last week Governor Christie announced his solution to replenish the dwindling Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which is projected to be insolvent by June 2011.
ELIZABETH — Authorities arrested a Somerset County man on Friday and charged him with first degree kidnapping and first degree aggravated sexual assault, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
STATE – The Assembly approved Gov. Chris Christie’s revised proposal to cap future property tax increases at two percent per year on Monday. Legislators passed the changes by a 73-4, allowing the bill to become law.
TRENTON — State Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation last week that would cap state spending increases at two percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the two percent property tax cap passed by the Senate.
TRENTON – More than 2,000 weevils were released Friday in Union County. The tiny bug’s mission — to eat every mile-a-minute weed in sight.
STATE — As census takers across the nation finish the 2010 Census door-to-door follow-up operation, the U.S. Census Bureau has entered the quality assurance phase, where select households around the country will be contacted by a census worker.
TRENTON — An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection has revealed that a Newark-based company, TVF Pest Control, used chemicals not appropriate for indoor use in 70 residences and apartments, mostly in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, since October in spraying for bedbugs and other insects, the Department announced Friday.