STATE ADDED OVER 10K JOBS IN MAY

It was another solid month of job growth for New Jersey in May. The state added over 10,000 jobs in total, despite losing 2,100 public sector jobs. Education and health services led the way in gains with 2,700 jobs added. The unemployment rate did not change despite the good news. The state’s jobless rate is…

MOST SUPPORT MAKING WEED LEGAL IN STATE

A majority of state residents support legalizing and taxing marijuana. A new poll by Rutgers-Eagleton says 58 percent support making it legal and taxing marijuana for those 21 year of age and older. The poll only found 27 percent that “strongly opposed” making weed legal. Age and political views showed differences of opinions on issues.

BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON “SWATTING” ADVANCES

Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Vince Mazzeo to crack down on the dangerous trend known as “swatting” after a string of recent hoax incidents in New Jersey drew large-scale law enforcement responses continued advancing Thursday. The FBI describes “swatting” as making a hoax call to 9-1-1 to draw a response from…