New Jersey

Battleship gets DRPA loan

The Delaware River Port Authority board renewed a $900,000 loan guarantee Wednesday to help keep the Battleship New Jersey moored on the Camden waterfront. The financially struggling tourist attraction faced default on the loan if DRPA did not extend the three-year guarantee, first signed in 2003. A default would have…

Click It or Ticket

May 21 through June 3, 2012, has been selected as the national "Click It or Ticket" mobilization enforcement period. In Merchantville and across the country law enforcement officers will actively be participating to ensure all motor vehicle occupants are buckled up day and night to reduce the risk of injury…

6th Legislative District Job & Resource Fair

As representatives of the Sixth Legislative District, we would like to inform you of a job fair that we will be hosting next week. The job fair will be held on May 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill National Guard Armory 2001 Park Boulevard,…

Reining in Readmissions in NJ

Medicare will soon begin penalizing hospitals for readmitting patients within 30 days of their discharge, and New Jersey hospitals are bracing for what could be thousands of dollars in lost revenue. As they have worked over the past few years to get a grip on this issue, hospitals have come…

Kids will be testing the Test

When elementary and middle school students sit down next month for the annual state testing, they will get their first taste of new national academic standards coming to New Jersey –- even if they may not know it. The Christie administration will begin to “field test” questions derived from the…

NJ Aims to Keep Seniors at Home

A New Jersey healthcare program known as Global Options, which helps seniors age in place rather than nursing homes, is earmarked for a big boost in funding under Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2013 budget. New Jersey is moving forward with its push to help seniors remain in their homes and…

Raise in minimum wage moves ahead

A plan to hike New Jersey's minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 an hour is a step closer to approval after the Senate Labor Committee passed it, 3-1, Thursday. The bill, which would peg the wage rate to inflation, passed an Assembly committee last month. Leaders in both Democratically controlled…

Raise in minimum wage moves ahead

A plan to hike New Jersey's minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 an hour is a step closer to approval after the Senate Labor Committee passed it, 3-1, Thursday. The bill, which would peg the wage rate to inflation, passed an Assembly committee last month. Leaders in both Democratically controlled…

Christie calls law student veteran an 'idiot'

Gov. Christie told William Brown, 34, a former Navy SEAL and second-year Rutgers-Camden law student on Thursday that his school will definitely merge with Rowan University, sparking a yelling match that led the governor to dismiss him as an “idiot.” Brown, a former candidate for state Assembly who served in…

NJ Dems offer tax-cut plans

The Legislature's Democratic leaders unveiled their counterproposals Tuesday to Christie's plan to cut income taxes 10 percent across the board, an idea he included in his budget proposal in February. Sweeney wants to offer taxpayers the equivalent of a 10 percent property-tax cut: Those who earn $250,000 or less a…

Christie backs plan to fund anti-bullying law

A bipartisan agreement has been reached to fix the state's anti-bullying law - considered the toughest in the nation - following complaints by school districts that it was financially burdensome. Gov. Christie announced support Tuesday for an amended bill backed by both parties that will be fast-tracked through the Legislature.…
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