Tag Archive for Jon Corzine

Pension Reforms Delayed!

By Michael M. Shapiro On June 23, the New Jersey State Legislature enacted several reforms to the state’s pension system which are still awaiting Gov. Corzine’s signature to make them into law. The reforms include raising the retirement age from…

State Offers Assistance To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

UNION COUNTY—Individual grants from $2,500 to $5,000, and grants to re-start businesses from $5,000 to $10,000, are available to help veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF/Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  The grants were established by Governor Jon Corzine in…

N.J. Dems Want Permanent Off-Shore Drilling Ban

STATE – On Monday, top New Jersey Democrats called for a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling from Maine to North Carolina. Gov. Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone said…

Corzine Should Not Count His Chickens…

By Michael M. Shapiro With approval ratings hovering in the 30s, Jon Corzine is preparing to seek a second term as Governor of New Jersey. The lopsided defeat of Rob Andrews might give the Chief of State supreme confidence that…

Why Commend Inclan?

By Michael M. Shapiro During the recent trial of David Delle Donna, the Mayor of Guttenberg, New Jersey, one of Governor Corzine’s deputy chiefs of staff, Javier Inclan, testified that he passed envelopes from a bar owner to the Mayor,…

Senate Approves Paid Family Leave Bill

TRENTON – On Monday, the state Senate approved a bill which would provide paid family leave benefits for workers caring for sick family members and newborn or newly adopted children. The measure passed by a vote of 21 to 15,…

Double Dipping Rises Despite Ban

STATE – Last fall, Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law forbidding state lawmakers from holding other elected offices such as mayor or freeholder. At the time, 17 members of the state Legislature were dual office holders. Since then, the number…