New Jersey

May 20, 2017

SPEAKER VINCENT PRIETO SEEKS A THIRD TERM

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says he will seek a third term as speaker of the lower branch of state government.  Prieto says he has a “progressive” record and expects to earn the support of democrats who control the Assembly. ##
May 20, 2017

TWO DOZEN TAKEN DOWN IN HUGE TRENTON DRUG RING

A major drug empire has been busted up by authorities in Trenton.  25 people were arrested as part of the destruction of a massive heroin distribution ring operating out of the city.  Guns, drugs and cash were all seized. ##
May 19, 2017

GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES SQUARE OFF FOR LAST TIME

The two GOP gubernatorial candidates squared off one last time Thursday night in a debate.  Republican frontrunner Kim Guadagno continued to push for her tax reform plan while Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli called the plan irresponsible. ##
May 18, 2017

STATE’S JOBLESS RATE FALLS TO A LOW 4.1 PERCENT

New Jersey’s jobless rate is at its lowest level since 2001.  New figures show New Jersey’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent as nearly 2,000 jobs were added last month.  Leisure and hospital industries experienced the highest job growth. ##