NEW EMAILS RELEASED IN BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL

New emails have been released in connection with the George Washington Bridge scandal that has rocked the Chris Christie administration.  A legislative panel investigating the case has unveiled emails that link political strategist Michael DuHaime to the scandal that resulted in an alleged lane closure for political purposes.  Up till now, DuHaime was not linked…

LEGISLATION TO COMBAT TELEMARKETING ADVANCES

Senator Jeff Van Drew told Coastal Broadcasting that telemarketing increases have been a problem. The state took a step to fix that Monday. Legislation sponsored by Van Drew that would establish a state telemarketing fraud investigation unit that would be charged with examining consumer complaints. The bill was approved today by the Senate Community and…

BILL TO ALLOW COUNTYWIDE ASSESSMENT ADVANCES

A key Senate committee advanced a measure that would allow for countywide assessments to take place. A pilot program has been run in Gloucester County. The bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew would modernize property-tax assessment in participating counties by moving the responsibility of assessment from the municipal level to the county. In counties…