NJ Lawmakers Advance Bill To Let Christie Cash In On Book Deal Before Leaving OfficeThe Democrat-led New Jersey Assembly and Senate advanced legislation to let Republican Gov. Chris Christie cash in on a book deal before he leaves office while also raising legislative staff, judges' and other officials' salaries.
New Jersey Assembly To Weigh Scaling Back Scope Of Standardized TestsLawmakers are set to vote Monday on a bill aimed at addressing some parents' concerns surrounding the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests.
NJ Assembly Taking Up 6 Domestic Violence BillsAmong the measures up for a vote in the Assembly on Monday is one that would allow victims of domestic violence to testify via closed-circuit video, rather than be required to appear in the courtroom with the suspected offender.
NJ Assembly Approves Limits on Size of Ammo ClipsThe bill would lower the current limit of 15 bullets to 10.
NJ Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Protect Text Sender From Crash LiabilityMonmouth County Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande is working to stop an appeals court ruling that could make people liable in court if they text someone they know is behind the wheel of a car.
New Jersey Lawmakers Hear Sandy Recovery ProposalsSenator Bob Smith of Middlesex County says the biggest ticket is the $100 million requested for the Emergency Disaster Relief Act of 2013, which is 2 1/2 times what the Governor mentioned in his budget address, and also higher than after Floyd.
New Jersey Lawmakers Adopt Ban On Synthetic MarijuanaNew Jersey lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that bans synthetic marijuana.
NJ Assembly Democrats Push Plan To Stimulate Job CreationDemocrats in the New Jersey Assembly have unveiled a series of bills that they insist will spur job creation in the Garden State.
NJ Minimum Wage Raise, Approved By Assembly, Faces Uncertain FutureGovernor Christie has indicated he's open to upping the rate from $7.25, but wonders -- after Hurricane Sandy -- whether this is the right time.
Atlantic City, NJ Sees Its Future In Non-Gambling AttractionsThe future of the City of Atlantic City was the subject Wednesday of a New Jersey Assembly committee hearing.
NJ Lawmakers Advance Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts of PotUnder the bill, possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana would be subject to fines ranging from $150 for a first offense to $500 for a third or subsequent violation.
NJ Same-Sex Marriage Bill Awaits Christie, Who Promises VetoThe vote in the New Jersey Assembly to approve a same-sex marriage bill came after hours of debate and passionate speeches delivered by supporters of the measure.

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