Benefit programs for local government workers are rife with waste and abuse and it’s costing New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars each and every year. That’s the gist of a report from the State Commission of Investigation, which is a government watchdog group. The report found some workers are collecting tens of thousands of dollars for unused sick time or are getting big retirement payouts for their unused time.
JCP&L is seeking to raise electricity rates by 8.5%. That would add a little bit less than 9 dollars a month to the average residential bill.
A pipeline company is seeking regulatory approval to extend the Transco pipeline into New Jersey. Williams Companies has sought approval in the past, but regulators denied the request.