American voters support 62 - 30 percent sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with strong support across all party, gender and age groups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released March 4.
Governor Chris Christie will travel to Fair Lawn this morning to host his 129th Town Hall Meeting. Governor Christie will speak about his proposed budget and reform initiatives for New Jersey, in addition to answering questions from members of the audience.
An all-female team from Bergen County will be competing in the 18th Annual USA Memory Championship on March 29 in Manhattan. The seven freshmen from The Bergen County Academies will take on the predominantly male field. The competitors, known as “mental athletes”, have been training intensely with memory coach Frank Felberbaum (Mr. Memory) for the past three months.
Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to run out of money at midnight Friday.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement after the US House voted to approve a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a possible shutdown of the agency:
The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Victor Scott, 61, of Lakeland, Florida on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims and the Englewood Police Department.
Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana have introduced legislation to create a unique, new program to help more New Jersey workers plan for retirement.
The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act ("OCA") took effect on Sunday, March 1. The OCA - which "bans the box" on job applications, defers criminal background inquiries until after an interview.
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.
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