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Council’s Public Speaking Rules Bashed By Public Speaker

In Philadelphia City Council, lawmakers impose restrictions on what the public can say at its weekly meetings. One speaker this past week made his displeasure with the rules quite evident.

10/19/2014

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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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New Jersey Looks At Raising Judges’ Retirement Age

The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial retirement age to 75. Judges now must step down when they turn 70.

09/22/2014

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera was among several bill sponsors to speak Monday, September 15, 2014 before fellow lawmakers unanimously passed 6 domestic violence measures. (credit: CBS3)

NJ Lawmakers Approve 6 Domestic Violence Bills

“We must end this violence, we must end the cycle of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera who brought chit chat on the Assembly floor to a sudden stop when she revealed her mother was the victim of domestic violence.

09/15/2014

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Gov. Christie Convenes Summit To Discuss Atlantic City’s Future

“There is reason for real hope,” Christie said after the meeting with local elected officials, labor leaders and casino CEO’s at the headquarters for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

09/08/2014

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Approved Update To PA 12-Year Plan By State Transportation Commission Reflects Increase In Funding

The State Transportation Commission has approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-year plan for projects that reflects a major increase in funding approved by state lawmakers last year.

08/17/2014

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Bail Overhaul

New Jersey lawmakers agreed to let voters decide on a key part of an overhaul of the state’s bail system to keep suspects deemed dangerous behind bars while letting out more of those charged with lesser offenses even if they cannot afford bail.

08/04/2014

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Legislative Probe On George Washington Bridge Traffic Jams Slows

New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.

07/16/2014

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3 On Your Side: Dr. Oz Testifies At Weight Loss Product Hearings

Deceptive advertisements that promise to help you lose weight are everywhere and some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are tired of it

06/17/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Governor Christie Monitoring Of Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Projects

A New Jersey legislative committee is using a hearing to chide Gov. Chris Christie for not producing quarterly reports on monitoring of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding projects.

05/12/2014

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Minnesota GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For NBA ‘Street Crime’ Tweet

A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players, which was seen by some as racist.

03/10/2014

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Some Lawmakers Unhappy With Deal Between The City And SEPTA

A new long-term lease between SEPTA and the city for properties like the Broad Street Subway and the Suburban Station concourse gained initial approval this past week in City Council, but some lawmakers are unhappy with parts of the deal involving advertising revenue.

12/08/2013

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Holidays Bring Annual Pay Bump For Pennsylvania Officials

Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Corbett, will see a few hundred dollars more in salary in 2014, unless they decline it.

11/25/2013

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Starbucks Promo Prods Lawmakers To ‘Come Together’

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it.

10/09/2013

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