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Court Puts Kibosh on Christie Adminstration Reuse of Low-Income Housing Funds

The ruling freezes some $140 million set aside for housing projects.

05/14/2013

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Delaware Same-Sex Marriage Law Could Have Impact in Nearby NJ, Pa.

What about a couple married in Delaware that moves to New Jersey? Or a couple who files for divorce in NJ?

05/08/2013

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Backers of Medical Marijuana Law in NJ Say Administration Still Foot-Dragging

Three years after passage of a law designed to create medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey, supporters say the Christie administration has done all it can to block the measure’s implementation.

03/21/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Want To Improve Storm Response By Utilities

Most of the recommendations deal with keeping officials and the public informed when outages occur.

03/07/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Give Gov. Christie A Revised Online Gambling Law

New Jersey legislators have once again approved a plan to allow for online gambling within the state. And this time, proponents expect Governor Chris Christie to approve it.

02/26/2013

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NJ Says Its Photo-Matching Program Is Cutting Driver’s License Identity Fraud

In the first year, the operation — known as “Operation Facial Scrub” — has yielded 38 criminal prosecutions and more than 600 potential cases.

02/12/2013

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2012 Year in Review: Hurricane Sandy Whacks the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.

12/27/2012

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Won’t Run For Governor of New Jersey in 2013

Many pundits saw Booker as the most effective candidate to go up against incumbent Republican governor Chris Christie.

12/20/2012

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NJ Health Department Says Info on Medical Marijuana Users Disclosed Inadvertently

New Jersey health officials are apologizing for an e-mail that went out this week to more than 400 participants in the state’s medical marijuana program.

12/20/2012

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Federal Judge Weighing Impact of NJ’s Plan to Legalize Sports Betting

It’s the first step in what is likely to be a long, complex process that will, in the end, determine whether federal law that restricts sports betting to four states is constitutional.

12/18/2012

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South Jersey Shore Braces For 2nd Nor’easter in Two Weeks

The midday high tide on Wednesday was expected to bring more flooding to the Long Beach Island area.

11/07/2012

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, left, and state agriculture secretary Doug Fisher in Salem County on Tuesday.  Credit: David Madden)

New Jersey Marks Its 200,000th Acre of Farmland Preserved

It’s taken 27 years to get to this point, according to officials, but the goal is to set aside 550,000 acres for farms in the Garden State.

10/09/2012

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NJ Tweaks Its Liquor Laws, Allowing Microbrewers To Host Sales Events

The new laws give beer makers some of the same privileges enjoyed by wineries in the state.

09/21/2012

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NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is Flawed

State labor commissioner Harold Wirths isn’t ready to go as far as his counterparts some other states who have criticized how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is calculating the unemployment rate.

09/20/2012

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New Jersey Reports First 2012 West Nile Virus Death, In Burlington County

New Jersey health officials are reporting the first death in the state this year of a person from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

09/07/2012

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