It looks like offshore drilling is dead on the coasts of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in the United States. The House has approved a measure that would prevent any new leases for oil and gas drilling off the coastline. This move has the support of local tourism and environmental advocates.
New Jersey may become the first state to outlaw all vaping. Senate President Steve Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that he’s considering an outright ban on all vaping in the Garden State. Sweeney intends to propose new state legislation to outlaw vaping.
Online discount codes, coupons and rebates would all end in New Jersey for cigarette and vaping products. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved the bill on Tuesday. Retailers would face stiff fines if they are caught providing discounts to the public.
Senator Cory Booker has introduced new federal legislation that will require federal background checks for gun owners every five years. Booker has made this law part of his presidential campaign platform. Booker equates this legislation to the need to have a driver’s license.
A 17 year old boy who was a passenger in a van that went off the road and hit a utility pole has died. Police in Gibbsboro say the boy was a passenger in the van driven by a teenage girl who crashed the van into the pole. She was not injured in the accident.
Police in Washington Township are looking for a man who allegedly touched a ten year girl on two occasions inside a Walmart store on Thursday. Police say the man touched the girl twice inappropriately while the girl was with her mother. The woman confronted the man, who fled the store in his own vehicle.
The top public schools in the entire United States are found right here in New Jersey. Education Week pushed New Jersey schools to to the top of the list largely because of the amount of money spent on education. 39 categories were counted in the nationwide study.
There were no winners in last night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot drawing. The estimated top prize for the next drawing to be held on Friday night is $139 million. There was one Match 5 winning ticket, sold in New York.
The body of a 15 year old New Jersey boy who drowned in the ocean after being caught in a rip current was recovered on Tuesday. The body of Joesiah Robison was recovered by authorities. Robison drowned after being caught in a rip current on Sunday. He attended Ewing High School.
There will be no increase in the state’s gasoline tax this year. The Murphy administration announced Wednesday that the 41.4 cent tax you pay on every gallon of gasoline will not be increasing in 2019. The state sold more gas than anticipated, so the need for an increase in the tax was negated.