New Jersey Legislature

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NJ Lawmaker Wants Med School Loan Forgiveness For Docs Who Serve Where Needed

The proposal, which has cleared an Assembly committee, would be targeted at those who live in the state and attend medical school here.


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Open Space Preservation Hot Debate Within NJ Legislature During Lame Duck Session

There’s a hot debate going on within the New Jersey legislature during the current lame duck session over how to fund continuing efforts to preserve open space in the state.


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New Jersey Legislature Votes On New Leadership

There’ll be a new Assembly speaker come January, as Newark’s Sheila Oliver makes way for Vince Prieto, a fellow Democrat from Secaucus.


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Local Legislator Pushes For Paid Sick Leave In New Jersey

Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt introduced the plan back in May. It would mandate as many as seven days sick leave per year, depending on hours worked and the size of the business.


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Private Signing Ceremony Set For New Jersey’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Chris Christie was expected to quietly sign the new budget for New Jersey by the end of the day Friday.


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Rather Than Abolish Rutgers Board, A Plan To Study School’s Governing Structure Taking Hold

A fast tracked effort to do away with the Board of Trustees at Rutgers never did come up for a vote in the New Jersey legislature yesterday, as some at the school had feared.


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NJ Senate Committee OKs Compromise Gun Safety Bill

The state Senate version doesn’t go nearly as far as the Assembly version.


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Lawmakers OK Bill For Those Seeking Overdose Help

People seeking medical attention for someone overdosing on drugs would be protected from prosecution under a bill that has passed the New Jersey Legislature.


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NJ Lawmakers Want To Improve Storm Response By Utilities

Most of the recommendations deal with keeping officials and the public informed when outages occur.


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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.


NJ Lawmakers Seek To Force Judges To Make Health Insurance Contributions

New Jersey legislators are wasting little time in seeking to change the state constitution, after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that judges could not be forced to contribute more for their own pensions and health care.


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New Jersey Officials Wrestling With State’s Tax Revenue Shortfall

New Jersey’s economic recovery has not been as robust as state forecasters had anticipated. As a result there is a revenue shortfall, the size of which is now being debated by legislators in Trenton.


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NJ Senate Committee Clears Plan To Hike Minimum Wage Across Garden State

The state assembly is ready to take a full vote on the plan as soon as next week.


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NJ Gov. Christie Vetoes Gay Marriage Bill As Vowed

Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday and renewing his call for a ballot question to decide the issue.


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Christie-Backed Measure Targets Sick Leave Payments To Government Workers

There’s another attempt in the New Jersey legislature to cut down on government workers leaving their jobs with tens of thousands of dollars as payment for unused sick leave.