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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill On Cyber Bullying

A bill creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child in Pennsylvania has the overwhelming approval of the state House of Representatives.

02/23/2015

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New Jersey Bill Could Reduce Length Of Time Inmates Are Kept In Solitary Confinement

A bill now under senate consideration would reduce the length of time someone is kept in isolation and require corrections officials to develop alternatives.

02/15/2015

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Bill Could Lead To Electronic Driver’s Licenses In New Jersey

A state Senate committee approved a measure Monday that calls for the Motor Vehicle Commission to review an electronic driver’s license program.

02/09/2015

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Bill To Change New Jersey’s Drunken Driving Penalties Passes

It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether New Jersey will ease the punishment for some motorists convicted of drunken driving.

02/06/2015

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NJ, NY Governors Veto Bill To Reform Port Authority

The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in bringing accountability to the agency.

12/28/2014

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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

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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

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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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