State of New Jersey

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Ebola Nurse Forced Into Quarantine in N.J. Contemplates Civil Rights Lawsuit

Kaci Hickox was allowed to return to her home in Maine today after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey after landing at Newark International Airport.

10/27/2014

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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

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NJ Lawmaker Says Sports Betting Will Be Good For What Ails Atlantic City

“I’m glad the governor reversed his course, because he vetoed my legislation doing exactly the same thing two months ago,” said state senator Frank Lesniak, of Union County.

09/08/2014

(A newspaper box announcing the resignation of New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey stands in front of the NJ State House in Trenton on August 13, 2004.    Photo by Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

10 Years Later, Recalling The Impact of Gov. McGreevey’s Surprise Announcement

Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.

08/12/2014

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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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Ceremonies Mark 350th Anniversary of Founding of New Jersey

Bet you didn’t know this is New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. Most people in the Garden State don’t.

06/24/2014

(At a ceremony on the steps of the state capitol in Trenton, Gov. Christie signs legislation that limits arbitrators' awards to police and firefighters in the state.  Photo by David Madden)

Christie Signs Extension on Arbitration Caps For Fire and Police in N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie was joined by Democratic leaders in the legislature and more than five dozen mayors from across the state as he signed the extension into law.

06/24/2014

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ’s Effort To Host Sports Gambling

The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.

06/23/2014

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Judge’s Decision On Christie Pension Payments Could Poke Huge Hole In N.J. Budget

Judge Mary Jacobson has scheduled a hearing for June 25th, five days before New Jersey, by law, must adopt a new budget.

06/06/2014

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NJ Sues Three Electric Providers, Charging Unethical Practices

New Jersey is going after three energy supply companies that allegedly duped consumers into switching electricity providers. Officials say there are hundreds of victims throughout the state.

06/04/2014

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N.J. Offering One-Week Child Support Payment Amnesty Program

Parents who are behind on their child support payments can avoid jail time and other penalties if they come in to make payments or to work out payment plans.

04/28/2014

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As Host State for Super Bowl, NJ Officials On Alert For Human Sex Trafficking

Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, says cops won’t be the only ones with eyes peeled.

01/24/2014

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N.J. Lawmaker Says State Should Legalize, But Regulate and Tax, Marijuana

Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union County), who chairs the state senate’s Judiciary Committee, says the war on marijuana has gone nowhere and it just makes sense to make marijuana available legally to those over 21.

01/24/2014

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Lowering His Profile, Gov. Christie Quietly Pocket-Vetoes 44 Measures

“We worked hard at the end of the session to try to advance good legislation that had bipartisan support, and most of those bills did,” said state senate president Steve Sweeney. “It was quite a surprise to see so many vetoed.”

01/23/2014

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NJ Senate Takes Up Measure To Require Sprinklers In New Homes

A vote is set this week that would make the Garden State the third in the nation to have such a requirement.

01/07/2014

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