Fourteen unions collectively announced today that they have instructed their attorneys to prepare papers to go back to court to require the Governor to comply with his legal obligations under Chapter 78 to make the State's Annual Required Contribution to the pension system for FY 2016.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court challenging the New Jersey Department of Health’s refusal to provide public records regarding the development and implementation of state policies and protocols about exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Governor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced $4,867,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grants to several municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties.
Kicking off Women’s History Month, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was joined by women legislators to announce the month-long Dress Our Vets initiative, which will collect new or like-new professional clothing for women veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.
Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has extended the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for two key assistance programs – the Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TRBA) Program.
Riders, walkers, sponsors and donations are being sought to raise funds to support key JFS initiatives that fight hunger in Bergen County. Proceeds from the Wheels for Meals Ride to Fight Hunger will enable JFS, a non-profit organization in Teaneck, to continue its kosher Meals on Wheels program and food pantry that serve the homebound elderly and disabled individuals.
Thomas Eastwick, founder and president of Eastwick College, has donated $5000 to Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson (JFS) to support the non-profit’s Meals on Wheels program. Eastwick, an active member of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the check at the chamber’s holiday event in December.
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement today on the potential impact on New Jersey of King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court case which will determine whether consumers in states with federal health exchanges are eligible for federal subsidies under the health care law:
Community participation is vital to an open and responsive government. There is always a need for volunteer talent, time, and energy devoted to the Advisory Boards and Commissions. Public input enhances the County’s ability to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Bergen County.
An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Dan Benson and Annette Quijano to help seniors and other vulnerable residents receive the specialized care they need from nursing homes when the Medicaid application approval process is delayed.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises made the inaugural donation to the Hackensack Main Street Redevelopment Fund, a new program created for Hackensack developers, business leaders and residents to support the Hackensack Upper Main Alliance’s ongoing efforts to transform the city’s downtown into a vibrant live-work-play destination.
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