New Jersey

May 10, 2017

NEW JERSEY COULD BECOME THE GARDEN STATE..OFFICIALLY

New Jersey could officially become the Garden State soon.  Lawmakers in Trenton approved a measure Monday that would officially use the words “Garden State” as the official slogan of the State..even though the slogan already appears on license plates.  A Girl Scout troop proposed the official slogan after realizing New Jersey didn’t have a slogan [...]
May 9, 2017

STATE NOW OFFERING REWARD MONEY TO BLOW WHISTLE ON CORRUPTION

New Jersey is now offering members of the public cash rewards for tips that lead to sustainable corruption charges against public officials.  Attorney General Christopher Porrino held a news conference Tuesday and announced a new anti-corruption whistle blower program with maximum rewards set at $25,000. ##
May 8, 2017

CHRISTIE VETOES BILL THAT WOULD HAVE SURRENDERED PENSION CONTROL

Governor Christie has vetoed a law that would have given control to police and firefighters’ pensions to the unions.  Christie said he would only approve the bill if so-called “golden parachutes” including huge payouts for unused sick time were wiped out. ##
May 8, 2017

“SNOOKI” LAW SIGNED BY NJ GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE

The so-called “Snooki” law is on the books.  Governor Christie signed a bill into law Monday that caps the amount of money a university can pay for a guest speaker at $10,000.  The law comes after “Jersey Shore” star Snooki Polizzi was paid $32,00 to speak at Rutgers University six years ago. ##