TRENTON — Two child protection caseworkers were attacked and injured while they were removing a child from a suspected abusive home in Pennsville Township, Salem County on Tuesday, according to state officials.Read more
MONEY TALKS: One major Christie donor is also the recipient of millions in tax breaks from the state’s Economic Development Authority.Read more
Assemblyman Singleton wants regular reviews detailing the effectiveness of tax breaks to be posted online
With the potential value of state-administered corporate-tax incentives just having soared to over $6 billion since Gov. Chris Christie took office more than five years ago, another legislative effort is underway to step up oversight of the incentive programs to ensure they are being properly utilized.
Pilot program backed by state Senate president billed as way to cut benefits spending while improving quality of care While Gov. Chris Christie’s latest proposal to reduce government spending on public-employee healthcare has stalled, a pilot program with the same goal backed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney is moving forward.
A vote yesterday by a panel that oversees the design of public-employee health benefit plans in New Jersey paves the way for an experimental program based on offering patient-centered healthcare to New Jersey public employees.
Classified by EPA as likely carcinogen, TCP levels remain unregulated in Garden State
The latest attempt to regulate a potentially carcinogenic chemical in New Jersey’s drinking water is now in the hands of Gov. Chris Christie after getting final legislative approval on Monday, and six years after officials rejected a similar recommendation by scientists.Read more
It may not have been much of a surprise, but Burlington County’s Republican and Democratic officials had plenty to say about Gov. Chris Christie’s long-awaited decision to enter the 2016 presidential field.
The Republican governor kicked off his campaign Tuesday during a rally in the gym of his high school alma mater in North Jersey, telling a nationwide audience that he would speak the hard truths about the problems America faces.Read more
TRENTON — Legislation to create a water safety standard for an unregulated chemical found in two Moorestown municipal wells was sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Monday, along with over a dozen other bills that received final legislative approval.
Among the others approved were measures to boost penalties on imposters found guilty of masquerading as veterans or service members, and a bill prohibiting the state from docking aid from school districts with low participation rates on the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam.Read more
Democrats knew that Governor Christie would veto their proposal.
LAST WEEK, the Democratic-controlled Legislature passed a $35.3 billion state budget that would increase the contribution that the state makes to the public employee union pension fund, while raising corporate business taxes and taxes on the state's millionaires.
The budget bill was mere theatrics: Democrats knew that Governor Christie would veto their proposal (he did on Friday). But passing the budget enabled Democrats, especially state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, to claim to have advocated for shoring up the state's pension fund after having led organized labor to the bargaining table that resulted in a pension reform bill that served to increase employees' contributions for health care while the Christie administration reneged on its part of the deal.Read more
The General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton condemning the official use of the Confederate flag and urging any states that still support the image to officially do away with all references to it.
Singleton's resolutio (AR-255), approved by a vote of 72-0-1, was inspired by the brutal murder of nine black Charleston churchgoers by a young man inspired by white supremacist ideology. With images surfacing of the shooter brandishing the flag and displaying it on the car he drove and the clothing he wore, a controversy has reignited over the proper place for the Confederate flag in contemporary American society.