New Jersey likely will not be raising the State’s gasoline tax in October. The State is obligated to review the gasoline tax every year before November 1st, and all indications are the 23-cent gas tax will not be adjusted. The tax generates over $1.2 billion annually for the Garden State.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy says he will bring tuition-free college education to New Jersey if he’s elected in November. Murphy says other states successfully implement this program, and he believes that our work force needs better training. Murphy’s plan covers only associates’ degrees.
A 48 year old Pitman man has admitted to being in possession of 76,000 images of child pornography on his electronic devices. State Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced that John H. DeFay Jr. pleaded guilty in court Monday to a second degree crime of distribution of child pornography. DeFay may be sentenced to a term…
The son of a Florida doctor who provided Senator Robert Menendez with free flights tried to get the flight records hidden from public view. That testimony was offered up in Menendez’ federal corruption trial on Monday. The trial resumes this week in federal court.
A former heavyweight boxer who battled Larry Holmes for the world championship has died in a South Jersey industrial accident. 60 year old David Bey was reportedly killed during an industrial accident on the Camden waterfront. Bey worked as a Pyle driver.
Governor Christie will devote $200 million to a new plan that will fight the opioid epidemic in the Garden State. NJ.com reports that the funding will be target toward the uninsured, people on Medicaid, babies born with addiction issues, and their mothers. Funding will be stripped from eight state departments.
15,340 dogs and cats were euthanized in New Jersey last year. NJ.com reports that the numbers are down slightly from the previous year. In Cape May County, 17 dogs and 50 cats were put to sleep, according to the report.
The New Jersey Air National Guard is being deployed to the Virgin Islands to help with the recovery from Hurricane Irma. Citizen airmen from the 108th Wing are being deployed to assist. Earlier, more than 120 citizens who serve the local 253rd Transportation Company left for Florida to help with assistance needed in that state.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.5 percent in August, representing a three tenths of a percentage point increase in one month. New statistics show the state got rid of 700 private sector jobs but added 900 public positions.
Asbury Park Police report that a 32 year-old intoxicated man who was rescued from the ocean on Wednesday night became aggressive and threatening toward the emergency personnel who saved him. Joshua H. O’Donnell of Metuchen was pulled from the water around 9:30pm and was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. O’Donnell was taken to…