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Lawmaker: Bills To Aid Atlantic City To Get Vote Next Month

Legislation to help a struggling Atlantic City stalled since late last year appears headed for a vote in the state Legislature next month.

05/26/2015

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NJ Congressman Announces Legislation Aimed At Helping Residents Impacted By Superstorm Sandy

Standing with Superstorm Sandy victims, New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur announced plans to help people still not able to get FEMA aid.

05/26/2015

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Congress Rejects Bill Aimed At Boosting Amtrak’s Budget

Congress rejects a bill aimed at boosting Amtrak’s budget by $1 billion.

05/13/2015

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Senate Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Transparency In Sandy Aid

People affected by Superstorm Sandy would be owed a timeline detailing when state aid would be distributed under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.

05/12/2015

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Bill In New Jersey Would Toughen Penalties For Swatting

People convicted of calling authorities with false reports to get SWAT teams called to the scene could get up to 10 years in prison under a bill that advanced Monday in a legislative committee.

05/11/2015

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Medical Marijuana Bill Heads For Pennsylvania Senate Vote

The medical marijuana bill was scheduled for a Senate vote Tuesday. The Senate passed a similar bill last year, 43-to-7, but it passed late in the legislative session and died in the House.

05/11/2015

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NJ Bill Would Require State AG To Probe Incidents Involving Death At The Hands Of Police Officer

North Jersey Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver looks at events in and out of the state, events well documented and debated.

05/09/2015

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Pa. House Approves Increasing 911 Phone Bill Fee To $1.65

Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.

05/04/2015

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Pa. Senate Sends House A Bill That Would Pull Plug On Philadelphia’s New Sick Leave Law

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would overturn Philadelphia’s new law, set to take effect next month, that would require business owners with at least ten employees to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes Interlock Devices Bill

Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a measure that would have overhauled drunken driving penalties and required the use of interlock ignition devices.

03/23/2015

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Lottery Tickets Could Be Delivered To Homes Under Bill

Residents who want lottery tickets sent to their doorsteps could have them delivered under a bill moving in the Legislature.

03/16/2015

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New Jersey Ends Terrapin Harvest To Protect Turtle Population

New Jersey has ended this year’s harvest season for a species of brackish water turtle whose numbers are declining due to overharvesting.

03/02/2015

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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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