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Lisa Jackson resigns from EPA

December 28th, 2012 — Lisa Jackson announced she is resigning as administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency – fueling speculation that she might be considering a challenge to Gov. Chris Christie in his re-election bid in November. A former commissioner of the New …

Revenue forecast

December 28th, 2012 — The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee invited State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff and David Rosen, the budget expert from the Office of Legislative Services, to update the members on revenue projections for 2013. The state’s two finance titans are scheduled …

No compromise in sight

December 21st, 2012 — All eyes were on Morris County this week as Gov. Chris Christie and the Senate sparred over the top law enforcement post there. Christie had grown tired of the Senate’s refusal to act on his nominee for county prosecutor, Frederic …

Booker booked on Gov race

December 21st, 2012 — Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s decision to forego the governor’s race in 2013 must have left many state Democrats feeling like Santa shortchanged them this holiday season. Booker has the personal charisma and rich backers that would make him a potent …

Jaymes DeJesus Joins TD Bank as Store Manager in Paterson, N.J.

December 21st, 2012 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Jaymes S. DeJesus the Store Manager of the Twenty First Avenue store located at 330 21st Ave. in Paterson, N.J. An Assistant Vice President, he is responsible for new business development, consumer and …

Bill Palatucci Joins the Law Firm of Gibbons P.C.

December 21st, 2012 — Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce that William J. Palatucci, one of the state’s most prominent and widely respected attorneys, with a reputation for strategic planning and complex public policy and communications initiatives, has joined the firm as Special Counsel. Mr. Palatucci’s past experience …

Kathleen Stockton Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Arbitration Committee

December 21st, 2012 — Kathleen Stockton, a Partner in the Archer & Greiner’s Haddonfield, N.J., office, has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to a three-year term as Vice Chair of the District III Fee Arbitration Committee. As an alternative to court …

Plastic bag tax proposed

December 14th, 2012 — Sen. Bob Smith, chairman of the Senate Environmental Committee, is again targeting plastic bags in bill that would make consumers pay a 5-cent tax for every bag they use.  The legislation is reportedly modeled after an ordinance in Washington, D.C. …

Assembly set to vote on minimum wage

December 14th, 2012 — The Assembly scheduled a vote for Monday on a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to approve a minimum wage increase to $8.25 an hour and allow for annual adjustments tied to changes in the consumer price index. Despite warnings …

Archer & Greiner

December 7th, 2012 — Kerri Chewning Promoted to Of Counsel  Attorney Kerri E. Chewning has been promoted to Of Counsel with Archer & Greiner P.C., where she was formerly an Associate. Ms. Chewning, of Burlington Township, N.J., practices in Archer & Greiner’s Litigation Department …

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