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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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Disabled Students Gain Equal Access To Athletics In New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics.

06/19/2014

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NJ Assembly OKs Tesla Electric Car Sales

Lawmakers want to take New Jersey’s foot off Tesla’s brake: a bill that would allow the electric carmaker to sell in the state again has passed the Assembly without a single ‘no’ vote.

06/16/2014

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Jason Kelce Admits Evan Mathis’ Del Frisco’s Tab Was “A Complete Hoax”

Jason Kelce admits Evan Mathis’ Del Frisco’s bill is a hoax.

Sportsradio 94WIP–06/13/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Seek To Raise Smoking Age To 21

A bill sponsored by Sens. Dick Codey and Joe Vitale would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products and e-cigarette devices as well as regular cigarettes.

06/05/2014

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Bill Would Make Salt Water Taffy NJ’s State Candy

An Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill that would give salt water taffy the designation.

06/05/2014

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New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Sex Offender Bill Into Law

New Jersey has become the 46th state to enact a law toughening penalties for sex offenders who prey on children.

06/02/2014

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Gov. Christie: Scrap Realty Transfer Fees

Christie told a town hall crowd in Somerset Tuesday the fee the state assesses to homeowners after they sell a house is “awful” and should be scrapped.

04/15/2014

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New Jersey Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.

03/24/2014

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