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New Jersey Assembly To Weigh Scaling Back Scope Of Standardized Tests

Lawmakers 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.


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NJ Assembly Taking Up 6 Domestic Violence Bills

Among 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.


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NJ Assembly Approves Limits on Size of Ammo Clips

The bill would lower the current limit of 15 bullets to 10.


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NJ Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Protect Text Sender From Crash Liability

Monmouth 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.


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New Jersey Lawmakers Hear Sandy Recovery Proposals

Senator 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.


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New Jersey Lawmakers Adopt Ban On Synthetic Marijuana

New Jersey lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that bans synthetic marijuana.


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NJ Assembly Democrats Push Plan To Stimulate Job Creation

Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have unveiled a series of bills that they insist will spur job creation in the Garden State.


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NJ Minimum Wage Raise, Approved By Assembly, Faces Uncertain Future

Governor Christie has indicated he’s open to upping the rate from $7.25, but wonders — after Hurricane Sandy — whether this is the right time.


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Atlantic City, NJ Sees Its Future In Non-Gambling Attractions

The future of the City of Atlantic City was the subject Wednesday of a New Jersey Assembly committee hearing.


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NJ Lawmakers Advance Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

Under 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.


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NJ Same-Sex Marriage Bill Awaits Christie, Who Promises Veto

The 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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Christie Says He’ll Resist Attempts To Force Medical Marijuana Into Communities

The governor says he’ll enforce the law as best he can but won’t force any New Jersey town to host a facility.


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Death Of New Jersey Assemblyman Postpones State Of The State Address

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce collapsed in a men’s room in the State House around 11 p.m. last night, just minutes after the final vote of a long day marking the end of the legislative session.


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NJ Democrats ID Gay Marriage Bill As Top Priority

The first bill introduced Monday in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate was a measure to legalize same sex marriage.


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New Jersey Assembly Wants To Lift 3 Day Waiting Period For Marriage Licenses

A New Jersey Assembly committee has cleared a plan that lifts a three day waiting period for marriage licenses to be issued. But it’s unclear at this point if the measure will become the law of the land.