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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.


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Dems In NJ State Senate Force More Votes On Veto Overrides, Without Success

Democratic state senators, needing some Republican support to override the governor’s vetoes, got none.


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Despite Uphill Fight, NJ Democrats Force Votes To Override Christie Budget Vetoes

Democrats in the New Jersey state senate were trying, with little early success, to mount overrides of more than three dozen line-item vetoes that Governor Chris Christie made in the budget.


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New Jersey Legislators Propose Blood Oxygen Test For Every Newborn

Dr. Nandini Madan, a pediatric cardiologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, says a pulse oximetry test for every infant is a good idea and could save lives.


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NJ Lawmaker Aims To Clarify Child Porn Laws In “Sexting”

Teens who send sexually explicit photos by cell phone or social networking sites could avoid harsh legal penalties if a bill in New Jersey becomes law.


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Plan To Require Bicycle License Plates In NJ Goes Nowhere

One day after a plan was introduced in New Jersey to put license plates on bicycles, the legislator behind the idea has decided to pull it.


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NJ’s Anti-Bullying Update Signed Into Law

New Jersey now has what some say is the toughest anti-bullying law in America — a measure long sought by one South Jersey legislator.




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