No winners once again in the Powerball jackpot. Saturday night’s drawing yielded no top prize winners, pushing the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing to $322 million. The cash value prize has climbed to $196 million.
The Public Safety Director in Jersey City now makes more money than does the President of the United States. To make matters worse, James Shea is now the third person on the city’s payroll making $200,000 or more annually. The police and fire chiefs make over $213,000 annually, apiece, according to NJ.com.
Governor Murphy and legislators are working on a compromise deal on a plan to provide housing for the homeless in New Jersey. Lawmakers were prepared to override a gubernatorial veto on Thursday, but that was avoided at the last minute. It would have been the first gubernatorial override in over two decades in New Jersey.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a new bill that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. NJ.com reports that lawmakers may add New Jersey to a handful of states that allow winners to keep their identities secret. Lawmakers believe this will help alleviate the floods of phone calls lottery winners get to donate to specific…
Lawmakers in Trenton today may follow Senate President Steve Sweeney and override a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would provide housing for low income and chronically ill people. Murphy is concerned about long term financial implications of the legislation approved by lawmakers.
Again, no winners in last night’s Powerball lottery drawing. No one had the winning ticket last night, which pushes the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing to an estimated $304 million. The drawing will have a cash prize of $184 million.
Tolls are going up on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority on Wednesday approved a new fare structure that will increase the toll by one dollar, to five dollars per crossing. The new higher toll goes into effect May 1st.
Governor Phil Murphy has enacted a commercial vehicle ban on many state highways due to the snowstorm. Murphy says driving conditions will worsen throughout the day. The commercial vehicle ban is not in effect on the Garden State Parkway or Atlantic City Expressway.
There’s another State of Emergency for the Garden State today. The declaration went into effect Wednesday at 5:00am and is expected to continue throughout the day. This allows all 21 counties to have access to resources to combat today’s winter storm.
Three people were killed during a motor vehicle accident at a gas station on Route 23 in Wayne, New Jersey Tuesday morning. A driver who was allegedly on drugs hit a guardrail, crashing into the gas station. Two people inside that car were killed, along with a 23 year old gas station attendant.