NJ legislature

(Gov. Christie signs the New Jersey budget for fiscal year 2016, plus several vetoes.  Image from State of NJ TV)

Christie Signs $34B Budget For New Jersey After Vetoing $1.6B in Spending

No 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.

06/26/2015

(File photo:  Cooper Hospital, in Camden, NJ.)

Virtua Squawks As NJ Lawmakers Consider EMS Exclusivity for Cooper Hosp. in Camden

A 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.

06/12/2015

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N.J. Lawmakers Debate Allowing Casinos Beyond Atlantic City

There’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.

06/02/2015

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NJ’s Monitoring of Social Media For PARCC Test Cheating Angers Parents

With 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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

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New Jersey Tries Another Tack To Gain Sports Betting

This time, New Jersey lawmakers see a loophole, planning to partially repeal the state ban and allow casinos and racetracks to proceed without regulation.

10/15/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a special session of the New Jersey Assembly about bail reform.  Image from State of NJ video)

Gov. Christie Tells NJ Lawmakers It’s Time For Action on Bail Reform

New Jersey governor Chris Christie pleaded with legislators in a special session to pass a bail reform package immediately.

07/31/2014

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Gov. Christie Demands Quick Legislative Action on Bail Reform

The 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.

07/30/2014

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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.

03/25/2014

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NJ Legislator, Former CBS-3 Investigator, Promises ‘Bridgegate’ Fairness

Assemblyman 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.

03/21/2014

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in 2011 file photo.  Photo by KYW's David Madden)

NJ Politician Steve Sweeney Will Run Embattled Phila. Ironworkers’ Local

Sweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.

02/25/2014

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NJ Legislators Consider Controversial ‘Common Core’ Testing For Schools

Several educational leaders are suggesting the state take a slower approach to reform.

02/11/2014

(Red light cameras snap the license plates of violators at Route 70 and Springdale Rd., in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Credit: CBS3)

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.

08/09/2012

(Anna Krentcil was arrested on charges that she took her six-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.  File photo)

Measure To Prevent ”Tanning Mommies” Takes Legislative Step Forward in N.J.

New Jersey already bars anyone under 14 from tanning salons, and requires parental consent for anyone between 14 and 17 years old.

05/14/2012

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NJ Internet Gambling Bill Approved By Senate Committee

An Internet gambling bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature would let Atlantic City casinos take bets from gamblers in other states and even other countries, as long as federal and state authorities agree it’s legal.

04/03/2012

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Christie Visits Evesham, NJ To Push His Budget Agenda

It’s Gov. Christie’s 40th town meeting since taking office, and he took Democrats to task for complaining about it.

05/10/2011

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