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Christie Signs $34B Budget For New Jersey After Vetoing $1.6B in SpendingNo one was surprised that Christie issued line-item vetoes for $1.6 billion in spending and also vetoed tax hikes that Democrats in the legislature had wanted.
Virtua Squawks As NJ Lawmakers Consider EMS Exclusivity for Cooper Hosp. in CamdenA pair of bills to be debated next week in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly would grant hospitals designated "level one trauma centers" exclusivity in providing EMS services in the towns in which they are located.
N.J. Lawmakers Debate Allowing Casinos Beyond Atlantic CityThere's a proposal in the state legislature that could pave the way for up to three new gambling facilities in the northern part of the state.
NJ's Monitoring of Social Media For PARCC Test Cheating Angers ParentsWith the new assessment tests already somewhat controversial in the state, some North Jersey parents were upset to learn that a company is being paid to watch their children’s online chatter.
New Jersey Tries Another Tack To Gain Sports BettingThis time, New Jersey lawmakers see a loophole, planning to partially repeal the state ban and allow casinos and racetracks to proceed without regulation.
Gov. Christie Tells NJ Lawmakers It's Time For Action on Bail ReformNew Jersey governor Chris Christie pleaded with legislators in a special session to pass a bail reform package immediately.
Gov. Christie Demands Quick Legislative Action on Bail ReformThe changes would make it easier to release those charged with nonviolent crimes on affordable bail, while prohibiting bail for the worst offenders who could afford to get out.
NJ Senate President Tells Turnpike Authority to Lay Off Toll Collection Privatization"If they (the Turnpike Authority) want to be more efficient, they should look at reducing the amount of administration that they have, because that’s where the real salaries are," state senate president Steve Sweeney says.
NJ Legislator, Former CBS-3 Investigator, Promises 'Bridgegate' FairnessAssemblyman Paul Moriarty of Washington Township, NJ is being tapped for the joint legislative committee in part because of the time he spent as a reporter at CBS-3.
NJ Politician Steve Sweeney Will Run Embattled Phila. Ironworkers' LocalSweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.
NJ Legislators Consider Controversial 'Common Core' Testing For SchoolsSeveral educational leaders are suggesting the state take a slower approach to reform.
Part 4: Is It Safety, or Revenue?New Jersey's trial run for red light cameras suffered a setback earlier this summer after critics charged the "yellow" was turning to "red" too fast in some cases.
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