On Thursday the New Jersey Senate unanimously approved the nomination of David Hespe as Commissioner of Education. Hespe has been serving as Acting Commissioner since March.
Legislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Reed Gusciora, Herb Conaway, Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to once again invalidate Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts to dismantle Civil Service rules that protect New Jersey from corruption and cronyism was approved 23-13 Thursday by the Senate.
Legislation Assemblymen Joseph A. Lagana and Timothy Eustace sponsored to prohibit agencies from using imported materials to complete a job was approved by the full Assembly on Thursday.
Bipartisan legislation Assemblyman Joseph Lagana sponsored to require pharmacies to provide patients with information about how to properly dispose of unused medication was approved unanimously in the Assembly on Thursday.
Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Gabriela Mosquera and Grace L. Spencer to facilitate the immediate circulation of information about missing persons with developmental disabilities was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana to increase efficiency in the state Medicaid program and reduce monthly costs for recipients was approved in the Assembly on Thursday, 67-0.
Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Tim Eustace sponsored to boost property tax savings, economic growth and job creation in the Meadowlands region.The bill would consolidate the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission into the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and reestablish the Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning District.
A fashion design teacher at Bergen County Technical High School has accused the vice principal of sexual harassment in a lawsuit that alleges he frequently stared at women’s breasts and has walked in on female students during fittings when they were wearing nothing more than a bra on top.
Contracted cleaners at the East Rutherford landmark high-rise where major tenants include: Public Relations Firm MWW+, American Dream Meadowlands/ Triple Five, AEGIS, Hudson News and Michael Kors were joined on Thursday by community allies and union members to deliver the formal complaint by the National Labor Relations Board to the cleaning contractor, Eastern Essential Services to demand they get reinstated.
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a state grand jury today charged 26 defendants with first-degree racketeering in an indictment stemming from “Operation Jacked,” a multi-agency investigation that dismantled a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa.
Total employment in New Jersey gained 6,700 jobs in November as the state’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage point to 6.4 percent, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly all of the gains were recorded in the private sector (+6,300) of the state’s economy, as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since October 2008.
Division of Consumer Affairs Acting Director Steve Lee today announced that the urban crackdown resulted in nearly 10,000 citations for alleged, civil violations of State consumer protection laws at 71 jewelry stores, pawn shops, and other locations. In addition, officers confiscated 35 scales that were of types not approved for cash-for-gold transactions, or were not registered with the Office of Weights and Measures.
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