AFTER VOTE ON PUBLIC WORKER HEALTHCARE CUTS
Governor Chris Christie announced Monday that he plans to release the $54 million in aid he froze because he wanted to force cuts to public workers' healthcare benefits. NJ.com says the committee for state and local workers approved the cuts Monday by a 7-3 vote, with one abstention.
CHRISTIE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF NJ'S ECONOMY
In more news from the governor's office ... Christie plans to hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. to deliver remarks on the future of New Jersey's economy. The Record says Christie's speech will focus on "protecting New Jersey's economic future."
SENATORS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO HELP COUNTIES PREPARE FOR STORMS
New Jersey lawmakers have proposed a bill that would help counties prepare for storms and extreme weather events. WBGO says the bill would provide state grants to help pay for supplies, equipment maintenance and rescue operations.
ARE HOPS NEW JERSEY'S NEXT CASH CROP?
Although it may not look like it now, hops could be the next big cash crop for New Jersey. NJTV says New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic used to produce massive amounts of hops in the 19th century, and the recent craft brewing explosion in New Jersey could be a sign that the crop is making a comeback.