Saturday - September 26, 2020
State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 76 items )  

Assembly Advances Webber Bill Stopping State Subsidies to Companies in Default
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Jay Webber: The Assembly voted to advance Assemblyman Jay Webber's bill (A492) creating a standard definition of default across all loan programs to prevent the state from awarding additional subsidies to companies with a history of failing to pay. Current law prohibits the state from awarding a new subsidy when a company is in default on a prior subsidy loan. But th  more

Assembly Passes Bipartisan Bill Recognizing Out-Of-State EMT Certifications
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney: A bill (A516) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey unanimously passed the Assembly. "It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for," said Rooney (R-Bergen). "EMTs provide a vital service to our communi  more

Assembly Passes DiMaso Resolution Commemorating 100 Years of Women's Voting Rights
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso on Feb. 24: In recognition of the suffragists who fought for and won the right to vote 100 years ago, the Assembly passed a resolution (ACR127) commemorating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment in America. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, the bipartisan resolution recognizes the important work of suffragists, including N  more

BASF Focused Approach Boosts Agricultural Innovation Pipeline by 25%
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- BASF, a producer of chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas, issued the following news release on Feb. 28: BASF announced an increased projected peak sales potential for its innovation pipeline of agricultural solutions of more than Euros 7.5 billion. By 2029, the company will launch more than 30 key projects, including novel seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, digital products and new form  more

BASF Group: EBIT Before Special Items Declines Despite Better Development in All Downstream Segments
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- BASF, a producer of chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas, issued the following news release: BASF generated sales of Euros 59.3 billion in the 2019 business year; the slight decline in sales compared with the previous year resulted from lower volumes and prices. Income from operations (EBIT) before special items was Euros 4.5 billion, down by Euros 1.7 billion from the prior-year level as a result of lower con  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Sen. Cory Booker, Dr. Peter Hotez Take on Neglected Diseases
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 29 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Booker, Hotez call for legislative action in combating poverty-related diseases in the United States * * * Neglected tropical diseases are the most common diseases affecting those living in extreme poverty across the world, including the United States. In an editorial published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Dr. Peter Hotez, professor an  more

BettyLou DeCroce Bill Requiring Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Practitioners Advanced by Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce: The Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A1443), sponsored by the Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that requires suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. "This issue hit very close to home recently, when we lost yet another teenager to suicide in a community where my family and I have very strong roots  more

Blue Jays' TD Ballpark Opens Doors to Thousands of Excited Fans
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: There's sure to be a lot of "root, root, root-ing for the home team," as the newly-renovated TD Ballpark opened to baseball fans on Monday. The home for Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training games celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting, a ceremonial first pitch, and special guest attendees from local community organizations including the YMCA of the Suncoast, Habitat for Humanity of   more

Christopher DePhillips Bill Mandates Reporting of First Responder Suicides to Department of Health
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips: First responders are at increased risk for suicide due to their high-stress jobs and the toll it can take on their mental health. Under a bill (A2962) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, New Jersey would be required to report suicides by firefighters and emergency medical personnel to the Department of Health. The bill would addr  more

Drexel University: One Year Into Soda Tax, Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 28 [TNSgeneralresearch] -- Drexel University issued the following news release: One year into Philadelphia's 1.5-cents-per-ounce "soda tax," new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health. The team conducted a random phone survey of  more

Erik Peterson Measure to Study Unmet Legal Needs in Domestic Violence Cases Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Erik Peterson: The unmet legal needs of domestic violence victims and the accused are a step closer to being studied by a task force after the Assembly voted to pass a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson. Peterson's resolution creates a 16-member domestic violence and legal access task force that will issue a report within 18 months, which will inc  more

Evolve BioSystems Selects Coyne PR as Agency of Record
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- Coyne Public Relations issued the following news release: Coyne Public Relations announced its selection as agency of record for Evolve BioSystems, a leading microbiome company dedicated to researching solutions to establish, restore and maintain a healthy gut microbiome in babies. With this partnership, Coyne has been tasked to develop a communications strategy to bring more awareness of the company's most recent product Evivo - the first probiotic clinically  more

Hal Wirths' Climate and Cost Friendly Amendment to Food Waste Bill Rejected by Dems
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Hal Wirths: Assemblyman Hal Wirths advocated to improve alternative energy sources and reduce costs for counties, towns, colleges, restaurants and other businesses before a vote requiring large food waste generators like the aforementioned to recycle. Democrats rejected his goodwill attempt to be more environmentally and cost friendly. "I think this bill can go furth  more

Jack Ciattarelli Is Against Higher Taxes on Cigarettes Because His Top Advisor is a Big Tobacco Lobbyist
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: * * * - It's not a coincidence. Jack Ciattarelli Is Against Higher Taxes on Cigarettes. Because His Top Advisor is Big Tobacco Lobbyist Dale Florio. - Insider deals and favoring the special interests. It's just more of the same old, failed Trenton politics. * * * In his annual budget address to the State Legislature, Governor Phil Murphy outlined plans to invest significant new reso  more

John Wiley & Sons: Study Links Physical Activity to Quality of Life in African American Cancer Survivors
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: New research suggests that regular exercise may improve the well-being of African American cancer survivors, but most survivors do not meet current recommendations for physical activity. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Because regular physical activity can influence a variety of factors that affect survival after a cancer diagno  more

Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on Coronavirus
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- Johnson & Johnson issued the following statement: In our role as a global health leader, Johnson & Johnson is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and taking steps to help prevent the spread of the virus as well as exploring the potential for a vaccine. We have robust business continuity plans in place across our global supply chain network to prepare for unforeseen events and to meet the needs of the patients, customers and consumers wh  more

Johnson & Johnson Launches Heartline Virtual Study Designed to Explore If iPhone App, Apple Watch Can Help Reduce Risk of Stroke
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- Johnson & Johnson issued the following news release on Feb. 25: * * * - Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple, is offering eligible U.S. adults 65 years and older the opportunity to join the clinical study by downloading the Heartline(TM) Study app on iPhone - Study aims to assess whether the Heartline(TM) Study app on iPhone, and the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch, can reduce the likelihood of stroke and improve  more

Jon Bramnick Addresses Progressive Push for $3 Billion in New Taxes
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on Feb. 24 on behalf of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick: Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick responded to progressive advocates' demands for $3 billion in new taxes at a press conference in Trenton Monday. He said Murphy has adopted these groups, and his budget will reflect their radical proposals. "Once the election was over in November, once the campaign ceased, what you see is the reality o  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $60 Million Sale of Southern New Jersey Power Center
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 26 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Hamilton Commons acts as destination retail for the greater Atlantic City MSA * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has closed the $60 million sale of Hamilton Commons, a 403,050-square-foot power center in a high-traffic retail corridor in the Atlantic City-area community of Mays Landing, New Jersey. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Retail Value Inc. (RVI). Time Equi  more

N.J. A.G Grewal Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Rule That Would Strip Workers of Key Labor Protections
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a coalition of 17 Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration from eliminating key labor protections for workers. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, challenges a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) rule that unlawfully seeks to narrow the joint employment standard under the Fair Labor Stand  more

N.J. A.G. Grewal: New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Registration, Assesses $750,000 Civil Penalty, Against Morristown Investment Adviser
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on Feb. 25: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced that the New Jersey Bureau of Securities revoked the registration of a Morristown investment adviser representative and assessed $750,000 in civil penalties for selling more than $12 million of unregistered securities in New Jersey, including investments tied to Ponzi schemes and other fraudule  more

N.J. A.G. Grewal: New Jersey Investigating E-Cigarette Maker JUUL Labs
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that New Jersey is actively pursuing an investigation into the marketing and sales practices of e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs as part of the Executive Committee of a 39-state coalition. The multi-state coalition is investigating JUUL's targeting of the youth market, as well as the company's claims regarding nicotine content and stateme  more

N.J. Assembly Clears Assembly Members Murphy, Mosquera Measure to Establish New Jersey Domestic Violence, Legal Access Task Force
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: A study has demonstrated that 83 percent of domestic violence survivors represented by an attorney successfully obtain a protective order, compared to only 32 percent for those without legal representation. To identify and address gaps in legal access, the full Assembly voted 79-0 on Monday to clear a measure (AJR-30) establishing a 16-member task force charged with studying the impact of unmet legal n  more

N.J. Assembly Clears Danielsen, McKeon, Downey Bill to Create Protections for Insurers, Insurance Producers in Connection With Cannabis-Related Businesses
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Insurers have been hesitant to provide equitable coverage for those in the cannabis industry amid conflicting state and federal laws. To encourage greater availability of policies for cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) and coverage for individuals, Assembly Democrats Joe Danielsen, John McKeon and Joann Downey sponsored legislation that would protect New Jersey insurers. The bill (A-377), cleared 65-12  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats: Bill Supporting N.J.'s Candidacy for Federal Award of F-35 Jets at Atlantic City Air Base Unanimously Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In order to advance New Jersey's candidacy as a location for the United States Air Force to deploy its F-35 Joint Strike fighter jets, three Assembly Democrats have sponsored legislation that would facilitate air quality studies at the 177th Air National Guard base in Atlantic City International Airport. The bill (A-270), sponsored by Assemblymen John Armato, Vincent Mazzeo and Joseph Danielsen, would   more

N.J. Assembly Member Benson on Bill to Require Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Practitioners
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: New Jersey would become the tenth state to require suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners like social workers, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug counselors under legislation approved Monday by the full Assembly, 79-0. The measure (A-1443), sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) would require the training as a condition of licensure and as an  more

N.J. Assembly Member Greenwald Issues Statement on Gov. Murphy FY 2021 Budget Address
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assembly Member Lou Greenwald, D-Camden/Burlington, in response to Gov. Phil Murphy's fiscal 2021 budget address: "First, I'm glad to see the final FY 2020 revenue projections met our expectations. Last year we crafted a fair budget and I am happy to see the estimated revenue numbers the Governor referenced in his address come pretty close to the numbers we predicted-- for the second year in a ro  more

N.J. Assembly Member Timberlake Honors Essex County Prosecutor With History of Fostering Community Partnerships
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Recognizing the successful leadership of Essex County's Acting Prosecutor Ted Stephens, II as part of the General Assembly's Black History Month celebration, Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake honored Stephens in the State House during Monday's voting session. An Essex County native with a Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University, Stephens was appointed Acting Prosecutor in September 2017. Since  more

N.J. Assembly Members Benson, Zwicker, Freiman on Bill to Designate Billie D. Ellis Memorial Highway
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: On Aug. 19, 1955, off-duty Patrolman Billie D. Ellis attempted to rescue two young boys whose canoe had capsized in rough water on Lake Carnegie in Princeton shortly after a hurricane. While trying to reach them in his own canoe, Patrolman Ellis' canoe went overboard. He and the two boys lost their lives that day. Patrolman Ellis was 31. To pay tribute to the fallen Princeton police officer, a bill (A  more

N.J. Assembly Members Chiaravalloti, Karabinchak, McKnight Bill to Allow Child-Run Lemonade Stands Without Permit Passes Fully Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Prompted by a series of reported incidents of local governments in other states closing down child-run lemonade stands for a lack of a permit, Assembly Democrats Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Robert Karabinchak and Angela McKnight have sponsored legislation to ensure this does not happen in New Jersey. The bill unanimously passed the full Assembly Monday. The bill (A-853) would prohibit a municipality from r  more

N.J. Assembly Members Giblin, Vainieri Huttle, Timberlake Bill to Designate 'Eating Disorders Awareness Week' Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With eating disorders affecting at least 30 million Americans of all backgrounds, three Assembly Democrats have sponsored a resolution to help promote awareness about this widespread mental illness. The legislation would designate the final week in February each year as 'Eating Disorders Awareness Week' in New Jersey. Upon the resolution (AJR-28) unanimously passing the full Assembly Monday, sponsors T  more

N.J. Assembly Members Houghtaling, Calabrese Issue Statements on Economic Development Subsidies
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statements by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling, D-Monmouth, and Clinton Calabrese, D-Bergen/Passaic: To ensure economic development subsidies are fairly distributed among New Jersey businesses, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Clinton Calabrese have sponsored legislation that would prohibit the awarding of subsidies to any business that is more than 2 years late in paying off a previously awarded loan. Upon  more

N.J. Assembly Members Jimenez, Timberlake Issue Statements on Emergency Medical Technicians Legislation
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statements by Assembly Members Angelica Jimenez, D-Bergen/Hudson, and Britnee N. Timberlake, D-Essex/Passaic: In an effort to help address the increasing shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in New Jersey, Assemblywomen Angelica Jimenez and Britnee N. Timberlake have sponsored legislation that would make it easier for applicants to obtain EMT-Basic certification if they had previously received cer  more

N.J. Assembly Members Johnson, Conaway, Zwicker Bill to Establish N.J. Fuel Cell Task Force Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to boost adoption of clean energy alternatives and grow the market for fuel cells in New Jersey, the fully Assembly voted 79-0 on Monday unanimously advancing legislation (A-741) that would establish a 15-member task force within the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on the use of fuel cell technologies. Fuel cells facilitate the combining of hydrogen and oxygen to make water, and convert the chem  more

N.J. Assembly Members Mosquera, Moen, Holley Resolutions Promoting Awareness, Involvement in 2020 Census Pass Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In an effort to raise awareness about the 2020 Census, three Assembly Democrats sponsor resolutions that would encourage increased participation throughout the state. Counties and municipalities would be urged to form Complete Count Committees upon passage of the first resolution (AR-78), sponsored by Assemblywoman Mosquera and Assemblyman Bill Moen (D-Camden, Gloucester). These committees would be com  more

N.J. Assembly Members Mosquera, Murphy, Danielsen Bill to Allow Public to Submit Complaints on State Websites Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Each New Jersey government department, agency and authority would be required to feature a link on its website for the public to submit complaints under legislation (A-1296) approved Monday by the full Assembly, 79-0. Complaints concerning the entity's performance, customer service or similar matters would be periodically reviewed by the head of the agency to assess appropriate action. Bill sponsors,   more

N.J. Assembly Members Murphy, McKnight, Vainieri Huttle Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Bill to Help Identify Students Eligible for Meal Programs, Destigmatize Debt * * * Seeking to combat hunger among New Jersey students and prevent punitive action against them for incurred meal debt, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carol Murphy, Angela McKnight and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to address the issue was passed unanimously, 79-0, in the full Assembly on Monday. "This bill  more

N.J. Assembly Members Schaer, Johnson Bill to Stop Wagers on Human Life, Fraudulent Brokerage of Life Insurance Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Legislation to Codify Ban on Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Policies and Establish Penalties * * * To put an end to stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) schemes, the full Assembly cleared a measure 78-0-1 on Monday that would prohibit the practice as well as establish civil penalties of up to $10,000 plus restitution. The bill (A-1263), sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer a  more

N.J. Assembly Members Tucker, McKnight, Murphy Issue Joint Statement on Resolution Declaring Violence a Public Health Crisis
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following joint statement on Feb. 26 by Assembly Members Cleopatra Tucker, D-Essex, Angela McKnight, D-Hudson, and Carol Murphy, D-Burlington: With well over one million violent crimes taking place throughout America each year, including more than 16,000 homicides, Assemblywomen Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex), Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) and Carol Murphy (D-Burlington) have sponsored a resolution that declares violence a pu  more

N.J. Assembly Passes Chiaravalloti, Johnson, Murphy Bill to Require Reporting of Bias Intimidation to FBI, Improve Collection of Hate Crime Statistics
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: As hate crimes in New Jersey continue to rise, the full Assembly voted 79-0 on Monday unanimously advancing legislation (A-863) that would require the New Jersey Attorney General to report bias intimidation offenses to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for inclusion in their annual report on hate crimes. Under current New Jersey law, a person is guilty of a bias intimidation crime if they commi  more

N.J. Assembly Passes Chiaravalloti, Karabinchak, McKnight Bill to Create Task Force to Study Supportive Technology for Disabled Individuals
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With the goal to help people with disabilities find new ways to ease certain burdens brought on by everyday tasks, legislation to create a Task Force on Supportive Technologies for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 79-0. The charge of the task force would be to study opportunities to expand the use of supportive technologies through policy initiatives  more

N.J. Assembly Speaker Coughlin Holds Ceremonial Vote Commemorating Anniversary of 19th Amendment's Ratification in New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news on Feb. 24: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of a historic vote held in the New Jersey Legislature, Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) called for a ceremonial vote in the Assembly on Monday. Assembly members symbolically voted in support of the 19th Amendment through a resolution (ACR-127/SCR-39) commemorating its passage a century ago. The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in   more

N.J. Assembly Speaker Coughlin Issues Statement on Gov. Murphy Budget Address
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement on Feb. 25 by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex, in response to Gov. Phil Murphy's budget address: "The Governor's proposal is an encouraging first step and I commend his efforts to cut government costs, provide a healthy surplus and make a record payment into the pension system. "The Assembly, I'm certain, will have additional ideas and priorities to discuss during the review process.   more

N.J. Assemblyman Benson Issues Statement on Gov. Murphy Budget Address
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement by Assemblyman Daniel Benson, D-Mercer/Middlesex, in response to Gov. Phil Murphy's budget address: "We begin the rigorous process of drafting a State budget that prioritizes the needs of working class families in New Jersey. "As chair of the Transportation Committee, I will advocate for commuters across the state throughout this process, particularly those who depend on public transportation throu  more

N.J. Department of Environmental Protection Launches Justice Initiative to Clean Up Illegal Dumping Area in Trenton
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe joined Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, other city officials and volunteers to launch a community project to remove materials from a large illegal dumping site in Trenton as part of the DEP's statewide environmental justice efforts. This is the first phase in the cleanup of the Amtico Square site and results  more

N.J. State Sen. Bucco Issues Statement on Proposed FY 2021 Budget
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco on Gov. Phil Murphy's fiscal 2021 proposed budget: "This was a missed opportunity for a more affordable state for taxpayers. At $40.85 billion, this budget reflects an increase of more than 5 percent over the FY 2020 budget passed last year. "Residents are fleeing the state in record numbers, as evidenced by study after study. This was the time to start giving people   more

N.J. State Sen. Kean: Murphy's Budget Proposal Doesn't Give People Reason to Stay in N.J.
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean: Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said Governor Phil Murphy's budget proposal for FY 2021 does nothing to encourage New Jersey families to stay in the Garden State. "Anyone who's looking for a plan to make New Jersey more affordable will be disappointed by a budget proposal from Governor Murphy that raises taxes and makes no effort to constrain costs," said K  more

N.J. State Sen. O'Scanlon: Minimum Wage Increase Has Created Budget Challenge. What to Watch for in Proposed Budget
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon: * * * - Direct Support Professionals Asking for $16.5 Million to Cover Minimum Wage Increase * * * When the Democrats in Trenton passed legislation in 2019 to increase the state minimum wage incrementally until it reaches $15 per hour in 2024, Senator Declan O'Scanlon and Republicans in both houses warned of the consequences for New Jersey taxpayers  more

N.J. State Sen. Oroho: Murphy's Massive $40B Budget Proposal Shows Need for Structural Reforms
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Steven Oroho: Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the massive $40 billion budget proposed by Governor Phil Murphy for FY 2021 demonstrates the critical need to advance structural reforms to lower the cost of government in New Jersey. "Governor Murphy spending plan is 5% larger than last year's and 18% higher than when he took office," said Oroho, the Senate Republican Bud  more

N.J. State Sen. Pennacchio Issues Statement on FY 2021 Proposed Budget
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Joe Pennacchio: Senator Joe Pennacchio said Governor Phil Murphy's Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposed does nothing to make New Jersey more affordable for residents frustrated by high taxes. "This was a failure by the Murphy Administration to address the state's affordability crisis. At $40.85 billion, this budget is heavy on dollars, but light on sense. "As tax-battered residents are f  more

N.J. State Sen. Testa Issues Statement on Gov. Murphy Proposed Budget
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Michael Testa in response to Gov. Phil Murphy's budget address: "Gov. Murphy's budget continues the Trenton trend of ripping off South Jersey. What we're seeing are more tax hikes and spending increases that fall on the backs of hardworking families and businesses. "Failing to rein in state government's out-of-control spending will only lead to more New Jerseyans putting one foot out   more

N.J. State Sen. Testa: Murphy Must Commit to Stopping Raids on 9-1-1 Fees
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Michael Testa: * * * - Almost All Collected Fees are Misappropriated * * * Senator Michael Testa pressed Governor Phil Murphy on his strategy to improve 9-1-1 emergency services after the governor stated in his Budget Address that he would ensure money is in place to modernize New Jersey's emergency response infrastructure. "Our county's and town's emergency service  more

N.J. State Sens. Singer, Singleton Legislation Gives Back to Military Men, Women
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sens. Robert Singer and Troy Singleton: * * * - Pro Bono Program Would Provide Legal Help at No Cost * * * Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton would provide legal help at no cost to service members and veterans. The Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee approved the bill. "The men and women who put on the uniform every day   more

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Make Information on Homeless Prevention Programs Available Online
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With the goal to make critical homeless prevention services more accessible, legislation to make information on such programs available online was approved Feb. 24 by the full Assembly, 79-0. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Gabriela Mosquera, Cleopatra Tucker, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, Benjie Wimberly, Eliana Pintor Marin and Mila Jasey. "Man  more

New Jersey Full Assembly Clears Bill to End School Lunch Shaming, Address Meal Debt Practices in Schools
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Legislation Supports Continuing Effort to Combat Child Hunger * * * Following controversy surrounding unpaid breakfast and lunch meals, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Mila Jasey, Britnee Timberlake and Joann Downey to address practices employed by New Jersey schools concerning this debt was advanced unanimously by a full Assembly v  more

New Jersey State Sen. Corrado Measure Creating Veterans Assistance Grant Program Advances
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Kristin Corrado: Senator Kristin Corrado's legislation that would empower and support New Jersey veterans by establishing a Veterans Assistance Grant Program has unanimously advanced in the Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs committee. "Whether providing critical behavioral health services, or offering job training and employment assistance, New Jersey's non-profits  more

New Jersey State Sen. Oroho: District 24 Lawmakers Blast Murphy's $8.6 Million Cut in Local School Aid
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sen. Steven Oroho: Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-24) reacted to news that Governor Murphy's proposed budget includes a dramatic decrease in state aid to schools within the 24th Legislative District. District 24, which includes towns in Sussex, Warren and Morris Counties, is slated to lose $8,597,764 in State school aid next school y  more

NICB Renews Verisk Contract to Manage Aggregated Medical Database
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Feb. 27 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Verisk [Nasdaq:VRSK], a leading data analytics provider, announced that the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has renewed its contract for the third time to host and maintain the Aggregated Medical Database (AMD). The partnership has resulted in the development of the AMD's award-winning platform to identify medical provider fraud for NICB and its member companies. "We're committed to  more

NICE Achieves Highest, Furthest Overall Position in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management for Fourth Consecutive Year
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: * * * - NICE recognized by Gartner for its completeness of vision and ability to execute for its Workforce Engagement Portfolio * * * NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced its recognition as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management1 report for the fourth consecutive year. NICE is positioned again this year with the highest position on the 'Completeness o  more

Panasonic Announces New Elite Tier of Residential Solar Installer Program
NEWARK, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- Panasonic issued the following news release: Panasonic announced the addition of an Elite tier to its Residential Solar Installer Program to recognize and reward standout installers with best-in-class benefits. This exclusive tier is only available to the highest-performing Panasonic residential solar installers who have established successful, longstanding partnerships between their businesses and Panasonic. This new addition introduces the third level of the pro  more

Panasonic Integration With Drop Recipes App Creates Convenient Cooking Experience Enabled by 100 Plus Custom Recipes
NEWARK, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- Panasonic issued the following news release on Feb. 28: Panasonic is proud to announce additional details regarding the collaboration with Drop, the leading smart kitchen platform, to simplify the lives of home cooks using their appliances. With customized navigation tailored specifically to Panasonic's NN-GN68KS microwave with FlashXpress Broiler, Food Warmer, Plus Genius Sensor Cooking, users can access several advanced features designed to complement every coo  more

Port Authority Achieves Major Real Estate Milestone With 93 Percent of One World Trade Center Leased
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release on Feb. 27: * * * - One WTC has reached stabilization, underlining vitality of Lower Manhattan; - With new lease between One World Trade Center and MDC Partners, 2.9 million sq ft of 3.1 million sq ft tower leased up; * * * The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that One World Trade Center has achieved 93 percent of space leased. With a new lease signed between One World Tra  more

Port Authority Rings in New Year With Passenger and Cargo Volume Records in January 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release: The Port Authority announced that it rang in 2020 at a record-setting pace across all Port Authority transportation facilities, with passenger volumes at its airports and at PATH and cargo shipped via rail establishing record highs for the month of January. The facility records follow a record-breaking 2019 during which passenger and cargo volumes set new annual records at its airports, seaport  more

Princeton University: NFL Star, Social Activist Marshawn Lynch Will Speak at Class Day
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Super Bowl-winning running back Marshawn Lynch, who is known for his community service and social justice work, has been selected to speak at Princeton's Class Day on Monday, June 1. Class Day, which takes place the day before Princeton's Commencement, is organized by members of the senior class. The ceremony includes remarks by graduating seniors, the recognition of class members for their contributions  more

Princeton University: Stanton Named Director of McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Katherine (Kate) Stanton has been named director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and associate dean of the college, effective Feb. 24. She has filled this role on an interim basis since July 1, 2019. "Commitment to good teaching at a distinguished research institution remains a key responsibility and a notable, enduring part of Princeton's ethos," says Dean of the College Jill Dolan. "Devis  more

Rutgers University: Nationwide Report Cites Efforts to Support Low-Income Students
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a national leader among universities committed to improving the enrollment, retention and graduation of low-income students, according to the latest report [PDF] by the American Talent Initiative (ATI). The latest findings - from the ATI coalition of 120 universities pledged to enroll 50,000 more low-income students by 2025 - reveal that many universities and colleges nationw  more

Sealed Air Earns Recognition Among Top Three Percent for Global Leadership in Addressing Climate-Related Issues
ELMWOOD PARK, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- Sealed Air issued the following news release: Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has been awarded a position on the prestigious Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by the CDP for its actions and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate-related issues and risks in its supply chain. More than 4,800 companies were assessed by CDP and given a Supplier Engagement Rating. The rating is based on answers to select questions about governance, ta  more

Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts This Spring
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: * * * - Plus enjoy up to 15 percent off at thousands of hotels globally * * * Looking to get away this spring? Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH), the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels across roughly 90 countries, is making it easy to hit "book now" thanks to its "Make Your Break" sale, offering a free night after just two qualifying stays plus up to 15 pe  more

Stevens Institute of Technology: Want to Catch a Photon? Start by Silencing the Sun
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 26 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: * * * - Quantum breakthrough uses light's quirky properties to boost 3D imaging, paving the way for enhanced performance in self-driving cars, medical imaging and deep-space communications * * * Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologi  more

Super 8 by Wyndham #JourneySafe Campaign Seeks to Curb Drowsy Driving
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: * * * - Partners with sleep expert Dr. Janet Kennedy to raise awareness while offering up to 15% off to those pledging to #JourneySafe * * * Super 8(R) by Wyndham, the world's largest economy hotel brand and trusted roadside companion, in collaboration with NYC sleep expert Dr. Janet Kennedy, PhD, today announced the return of its #JourneySafe campaign, seeking to raise awareness and educate the   more

TD's Arianna Orpello Talks Parenthood, Parental Leave, and Paving the Way for Others
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: Nearly five months after welcoming her second child - a daughter named Roma - Arianna Orpello, Head of Brand, Channel, Community, and Field Marketing, returned from Paid Parental Leave to find everyone at TD had survived without her. "It was emotional, it was joyful, and it was awesome," she said about her parental leave. "And the best part was being fully present with my family and no  more

Verisk Is Launching New Analytics Platform for Life Insurance Underwriting in Collaboration With SCOR
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Feb. 29 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, is launching its new analytics platform for automated underwriting of life insurance in collaboration with SCOR, a Tier 1 global reinsurer. Verisk's new analytics platform is designed to help improve the life insurance buying experience for consumers and support insurers' digital transformation. The solution uses artificial intelligen  more

Wiley to Publish 'Women of Color in Tech' by Author and Tech Professional Susanne Tedrick
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: * * * - Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators * * * For too long, young women of color have been underrepresented in tech and many have not had the access to strong support networks or resources to build successful careers in the tech industry. With several years in the technology industry, author and technical specialist Susanne Tedric  more

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Issues Statement on Coronavirus
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following statement on coronavirus: The safety of our guests, owners, team members and partners around the world is a top priority. We are recommending that our hotels around the world follow the guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and their local health departments - and to report any suspected cases to the proper authorities as soon as  more

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Named for Second Consecutive Year as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 26 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release on Feb. 25: Global hotel company's culture of integrity, ethical business practices and focus on social responsibility and sustainability are the foundation of its commanding presence in the lodging industry With a commitment to acting with integrity and a mission to making hotel travel possible for all, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) has been recognized as one of the 2020 World's Most Ethical   more

Wyndham Offers New Tools for Professional and Occasional Group Travel Planners
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Feb. 28 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: * * * - With new search and RFP features, Wyndham caters to small and mid-size groups and meetings; Offers limited-time discount of 10% off qualifying revenue on master bill, now through March 31 * * * Wyndham Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels in approximately 90 countries - is making planning group travel easier than ever by partneri  more