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The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Plan For Smaller Casinos, More Atlantic City Homes

New Jersey lawmakers are taking steps to attract small new casinos to Atlantic City and increase home ownership there as the city reels from a financial crisis partly brought on by the closings of large casino resorts this year.

12/11/2014

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Bill: $1M A Year To Train Laid Off Atlantic City Casino Workers

Sen. Diane Allen, a Burlington County Republican, said Wednesday she’ll introduce a bill creating the Education Initiative for Former Casino Workers. It would dedicate at least $1 million a year from the state Labor Department’s Workforce Development Partnership Fund to provide training and education to workers laid off from Atlantic City casinos within the past two years.

12/10/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

NJ May Lower Requirements In ‘Boutique’ Casino Law

New Jersey isn’t giving up on its effort to attract small new casinos to Atlantic City.

12/09/2014

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Bill Would Ease Transgender Birth Certificates In NJ

The bill approved by a state Senate committee on Monday would not require transgender people to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

12/09/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Bill Would Aid Atlantic City, Casinos On Taxes 

Asked if the package, if enacted into law, would be enough to keep the Taj Mahal open, Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts, would only say, “We will see.”

12/02/2014

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NJ Bill To Consider Later School Start Times Advances

A Senate committee on Thursday passed a measure that calls for a government study of start times, including a review of reports showing that starting later could boost academic performance.

11/13/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background Checks

The House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.

10/15/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers Looking At Paid Sick Leave

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that’s been gaining some momentum.

10/09/2014

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Bill To Change Name Of Department Of Public Welfare Sent To Gov. Corbett

The new name for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will be the Department of Human Services. The sponsor of the bill making the change, sent to the Governor Wednesday by the House, is Representative Thomas Murt, a Montgomery County Republican.

09/17/2014

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Pa. County Council Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Bill

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald called it “a movement by the right-wing evangelical Christians across the country basically to impose Christianity” in public buildings.

09/15/2014

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Paid Sick Leave In NJ? Legislators Will Take Issue Up In The Fall

Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.

08/09/2014

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Gov. Christie Vetoes Sports Betting Bill In New Jersey

Christie on Friday rejected a bill that would have pushed New Jersey to circumvent a federal law banning gambling on professional and college sports in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the ban.

08/08/2014

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Christie Signs Bill That Allows Gamblers To Ban Themselves From Casinos Without Having To Admit They Have A Problem

The law applies to people who sign up and make the request. Previously, anyone signing up for the self-exclusion list had to attest that they had a gambling problem.

07/31/2014

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Delaware Bans Minors From Tanning Beds

The bill is aimed at reducing teens’ risk for melanoma.

07/28/2014

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Residents React To City Council’s Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Pot

A bill passed by a 14 to 2 vote in City Council Thursday drastically changed Philadelphia’s marijuana laws.

06/20/2014

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