Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of Emergency Management has signed a directive prohibiting vehicular traffic on all roads in New Jersey effective at 11 Pm this evening, January 26, 2015. A copy of the directive which includes exemptions from government personnel, public utility vehicles, public and private plow trucks and healthcare workers and patients can be be viewed here .
Governor Chris Christie said via twitter that the ban will be subject to revocation at day break depending on the conditions then.
TRENTON — With some help from a year-end tax amnesty program, New Jersey’s tax collections in the first half of the fiscal year grew beyond the rate required for the state to stay on budget, according to a treasurer’s report released today. Nearly $2.7 billion in lottery, income tax, sales tax and other revenues flowed into… Read the rest of this entry »
The state this week launched two new Hurricane Sandy recovery programs for low- and moderate-income residents: one to help homeowners rebuild and another to provide rental assistance. Both of the programs started taking applications on Monday. The rebuilding program, which is funded with $40 million in federal disaster relief aid, is open to primary residents who… Read the rest of this entry »
TOMS RIVER — The state plans to spend most of the half billion dollars in Hurricane Sandy recovery funding allocated to New Jersey in the final round of aid from the federal government on affordable rental housing programs and grants for people who want to rebuild. But residents who spoke at a public hearing today in… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — The Christie administration has proposed tighter security requirements for gun retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, and their employees, in response to several thefts and lapses in oversight during the past decade that led to at least one death. The rules, proposed last month by the State Police, come as Gov. Chris Christie considers a possible…
TRENTON — New Jersey has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees to a Wall Street investment firm in the three years since Gov. Chris Christie said he was terminating all investments with the company, International Business Times reported today. That same firm, Angelo, Gordon & Co., hired Christie’s wife, Mary Pat Christie, as a… Read the rest of this entry »
State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff testifies before Assembly Budget Committee on Governor Christie’s announcement yesterday to grab $2.43 billion meant for the pension system to balance the state budget. Trenton, NJ 5/21/14 (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)
TRENTON — New Jersey’s revenue, which last month was on track to meet Gov. Chris Christie’s forecasts, has fallen behind the 5.2 percent growth rate built into this year’s budget, according to a new report released today. After November tax collections fell behind the governor’s expectations in a number of areas, the growth rate through the… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — The key state Senate committee today approved a bill requiring Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to restore information about property taxes that it had removed from a state website earlier this year. The bill ( S2056), which cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, would require that the administration post the town-by-town average residential property… Read the rest of this entry »
The storm we are experiencing here in New Jersey has a name; Winter Stom Cato.
Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency this afternoon because Cato is impede transportation and travel throughout the Garden State.
“Today’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. With higher than normal traffic volume due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully so that they and their families arrive safely at their destinations. ”
The declaration authorizes the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.
On twitter, Christie said the declaration was made as a precaution.
Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen The most notable “power couple” in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is about to enter a new ethical minefield – one in which even talking about their jobs with one another could pose serious dilemmas. Christie Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd’s move to become senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for… Read the rest of this entry »