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No Summer Recess For New Jersey Legislature

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the New Jersey Legislature won’t be working.

07/04/2013

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Medicaid Expansion On Hold For Summer In Pennsylvania

Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.

07/03/2013

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Pa. Plan To Bail Out Philadelphia Schools Shifts

A Philadelphia state senator says a rescue package for Philadelphia schools is evolving and that the latest proposal no longer includes giving the city the power to increase cigarette taxes there.

06/30/2013

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New Jersey Senate Passes Ban On ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

The New Jersey state Senate passed a bill Thursday to ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.

06/27/2013

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Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Allow Health Care Apologies

A bill that would allow health care professionals to apologize for a mistake without it being admissible in court as evidence of liability has the approval of Pennsylvania state senators.

06/25/2013

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Pa. House Democrats Cry Foul Over Republican Transportation Funding Amendment

The amendment being drafted by Republicans who control the House would not only raise less funds for transportation overall than the Senate bill, it would, after the first five years at least, raise less than even what Governor Corbett has proposed.

06/25/2013

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$32.9B NJ Budget Clears Legislative Committees

The Senate and Assembly’s budget committees advanced the budget bill Thursday.

06/20/2013

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Love Wine? NJ May Make It Easier For Consumers To Enjoy Its Selection

The bill would create the New Jersey Wine Board and make it responsible for facilitating growth in the state’s wine industry through advertisements, research and education.

06/18/2013

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Candidates For NJ’s Vacant Senate Seat File Paperwork In Trenton

Candidates came with a thousand names on a petition to take part in the upcoming special election.

06/10/2013

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New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg Dead At Age 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

06/03/2013

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NJ Legislature Sends 3 Gun Control Bills To Governor Christie

The New Jersey Senate has passed 10 gun control bills, three of which received a final legislative vote and now head to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

05/30/2013

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Sestak Says He Will Not Run For Pa. Governor But May Run For Senate

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he won’t run for governor next year but is strongly considering a rematch against Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016.

05/14/2013

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Delaware Becomes 11th State To Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Governor Jack Markell signed legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry, making Delaware the 11th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.

05/07/2013

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Debate About Liquor Privatization Continues On WPHT

On Thursday, WPHT’s Dom Giordano spoke to Deb Beck, President of Drug and Alcohol Services Providers of Pennsylvania, about why she is against privatization.

05/02/2013

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New Bill To Be Introduced That Would Make Witness Intimidation A Federal Offense

It’s a scenario that Dorothy Johnson-Speight hears over and over from members of the group she founded, Mothers in Charge.

04/26/2013

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