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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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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

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stand side by side during a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Septemeber 15, 2014 in New York.  (Photo by Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

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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