Senate President Steve Sweeney will hold a press conference Thursday to announce a new package of bills designed to control the amount of money the State spends on health care and pension costs. Sweeney says if the bills are approved by the Legislature, New Jersey will likely be able to avoid the so-called “millionaire’s tax”…
West Wildwood Mayor Christopher Fox has been slapped with nearly $25,000 in fines by the State Local Finance Board for multiple ethics violations. The Press of Atlantic City reports that this is the largest fine ever levied against an elected official. The violations reportedly stem from actions he took regarding the police chief, with whom…
Wildwood Crest will hold a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss a new flood mitigation and storm sewer master plan for the Borough. The presentation will be made by the Borough engineer at a meeting to be held May 22nd at 5:30pm. It will be part of the regular Crest Commissioners meeting.
The first of three consecutive home games will be played Saturday in Atlantic City featuring the new Arena Football League team, the Blackjacks. The Blackjacks won their home opener two weeks ago and will take on the 2-1 Baltimore Brigade Saturday at Boardwalk Hall.
A large-scale emergency drill be held Saturday at the Atlantic City International Airport. The South Jersey Transportation Authority announced that many emergency vehicles will be responding to the Airport early Saturday morning, but it will only be a drill. The drill will run for about eight hours.
Legal recreational marijuana is not coming to New Jersey anytime soon. Senate President Steve Sweeney said today there are not enough votes to legalize pot; instead, a referendum question will be placed before voters in the November, 2020 election. Instead, the State is expanding the medical marijuana program.
A third of a billion dollars..that will be the estimated jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. There were no winners in Tuesday night’s drawing, wish pushes the top prize to about $339 million for Friday.
The only contested municipal election Tuesday night resulted in a clean sweep for Team Avalon, headed by longtime Mayor Marty Pagliughi. Pagliughi won re-election to a four year term along with his two runnings mates, incumbent Councilwoman Barbara Juzaitis and newcomer Sam Wierman, who currently chairs the Avalon Planning and Zoning Board.
The annual Cape May County Tourism Conference will be held Friday morning at the County’s administration building. The theme for this year’s conference is “Recognizing the Value of Tourism”. There will be discussion regarding occupancy tax legislation, and a presentation of Cape May County tourism statistics.
New Jersey could save up to $100 million on a new deal for the company that manages the state lottery system. The Murphy administration renegotiated a deal with Northstar New Jersey in order for the state to receive more money from lottery ticket sales.