KEY VOTES EXPECTED MONDAY IN STATE ASSEMBLY

The New Jersey Assembly is expected to vote on Monday on some key legislation that would help add jobs and provide more unemployment benefits in the state.  Legislative democrats are advancing a measure that would create a so-called “Back to Work NJ” program to help out of work residents receive job training from employers.  Another…

MANY NEW JERSEY TOWNS UNDER A HIRING FREEZE

Many communities in the Garden State are trimming their payroll or not filling positions when people retire.  A new survey released by Rutgers University just before the weekend shows that 98 percent of New Jersey communities have either eliminated or frozen positions over the past year.  One third of the state’s nearly 600 communities participated…

OOPS: UTILITY EARNED TOO MUCH MONEY

A New Jersey power company that’s come under intense fire for not doing a good job with restoring power after storms has overcharged its customers.  Jersey Central Power & Light made a profit of up to $90 million more than it should have over the past year.  Now, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities…