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(Harmony Road, near I-295, in Gibbstown, NJ was shut down after high winds toppled utility poles.  Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Finalizing Request For Federal Aid After June 23rd Thunderstorms

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that hard-hit towns have compiled more than $20 million in infrastructure damage and cleanup costs, which meets a FEMA threshold for providing assistance.

07/08/2015

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Christie’s Presidential Announcement Draws a Jersey Ho-Hum

Chris Christie made it official today, confirming what most people had assumed for months: he’s running for the GOP nomination for president of the United States.

06/30/2015

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N.J. Supreme Court Lets Christie Off Hook For $1.5B Pension Funding Bill Coming Due

New Jersey’s highest court today gave the Christie administration plenty of breathing room in the battle over full funding of the state’s pension system.

06/09/2015

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High Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to NJ Ban on ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapies

Therefore, New Jersey’s ban on the alleged “junk science” practice remains in place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

NJ Teachers’ Union Bails Out of Gov. Christie’s Pension Study Commission

The New Jersey Education Association announced it will no longer work with Gov. Christie’s Pension and Benefits Study Commission until the administration catches up with fund payments it agreed to four years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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N.J. Court Reclaims Low-Income Housing $$$ From Christie Administration Redirection

A three-judge state appeals court panel in New Jersey has freed up some $200 million that towns had set aside for affordable housing — money that the Christie administration had been trying to use for other purposes over the past few years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(The "I Stand With Bob" web site.)

Online Campaign Aims to Bolster Support for Embattled US Sen. Menendez

Following yesterday’s indictment of Menendez on corruption charges, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee created a Twitter account and a hashtag: #IStandWithBob.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

parcc test computer

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

(Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat Foster, outside the prime minister's residence in London on February 3rd.  Photo by Carl Court/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows N.J. Residents Becoming Disenchanted With Christie’s Diversions From Governor Role

Returning from a three-day trade trip to London that’ll be remembered more for a political gaffe over measles vaccination, Christie’s overall travel is starting to catch up with how he is perceived by the people he now governs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

(US Sen. Robert Menendez.  File photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

NJ Congressmen Ask White House To Stop Proposed Offshore Atlantic Seaboard Oil Exploration

US senator Robert Menendez says one need only look at the scope of damage in the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil spill as proof of the danger to the entire midatlantic coast.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Gov. Christie speaks to New Jersey legislators about the current "state of the state."  Image from NJTV)

Sounding Presidential, Gov. Christie Says NJ “Improving” on Many Counts

Christie’s speech heralded what the governor says were bipartisan accomplishments on taxes, education, and judicial reform.

01/13/2015

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NJ Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.38 Per Hour, Effective January 1st

With the arrival of the new year comes a bump in New Jersey’s minimum wage. But not a big one.

12/31/2014

(A red light camera warning sign in Cherry Hill, NJ.  File photo by CBS3)

New Jersey Dismantling Its Red-Light Cameras Statewide

Some two dozen towns across the state, including six in South Jersey, are shutting down those cameras and taking down warning signs. Some tickets may still be in the pipeline.

12/16/2014

(Margate's dunes, in Sept. 2013.  File photo by CBS3)

Margate, NJ To Oppose State-Mandated Dunes Enhancement Project

Voters in this South Jersey town this week approved a move for the municipality to oppose a plan by the State of New Jersey to install protective dunes on the beaches.

11/06/2014

(A polling place in Cherry Hill, NJ.  File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

NJ Voters Deciding on Bail Reform-Speedy Trial Ballot Question

Voters in New Jersey are deciding today on whether to amend the state constitution to eliminate the right to bail in certain criminal cases.

11/04/2014

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