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State of New Jersey

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N.J.’s ‘Move Over’ Law Gets Spotlight In New TV, Radio Spots

New Jersey is starting a campaign to remind drivers of a life-saving law too often ignored.

06/25/2012

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Some State Lawmakers Casting Wary Eye on Red Light Cameras In Cities

Red light cameras have been a boon for local governments, but they’re under attack in Trenton and Harrisburg.

06/05/2012

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NJ Senate Panel Okays Stronger Measures Against Texting While Driving

A New Jersey state senate committee has voted to substantially increase the fines and punishment for drivers who talk and text on a handheld cell phone while driving.

06/04/2012

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NJ Tells 3rd Graders To Reveal A Secret On Standardized Test

Can you get a third grader to tell you a secret? New Jersey education officials are trying to do just that — on a standardized test.

05/11/2012

(Shawn Boles of Camden, NJ is one of dozens of people across New Jersey charged with illegal gun possession since the start of the year.  Photo provided)

NJ State Police Touts Success Of Its Expanded Anti-Gun Unit

New Jersey state police say an enhanced effort aimed at illegal gun traffickers is paying off in urban centers across the state.

05/10/2012

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ACLU Lawsuit Puts Kibosh On New Driver’s License ID Rules In New Jersey

Legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union has delayed New Jersey’s new driver’s license requirements.

05/07/2012

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Two More Gift Card Companies Say They’re Ready To Quit New Jersey

Their names may be unknown to you, but InComm and Blackhawk Network are two companies that act as middlemen for retailers. Their cards come with all kinds of brand names.

04/06/2012

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Attorney Irked By US Supreme Court’s Strip-Search Decision in New Jersey Case

The US Supreme Court has ruled that South Jersey prison officials had the right to strip-search a Bordentown man in 2005, even though he was never charged with a crime.

04/03/2012

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N.J. Prepares For Tougher Identity Requirements For Driver’s License Applicants

New Jersey drivers will soon need to meet new requirements to get or renew their driver’s licenses.

04/02/2012

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NJ Comptroller Says Questionable DRPA Payments Went To Norcross Firm

New Jersey’s state comptroller has reviewed the inner operations of the Delaware River Port Authority, saying his office has found a pattern of waste and mismanagement that cost the bi-state agency millions of dollars over a number of years.

03/29/2012

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N.J. Budget Expert Disputes Gov. Christie’s Aggressive Growth Projections

The governor gets his revenue projections from the state treasurer and puts them in his budget. Legislators turn to their own expert in the Office of Legislative Services (OLS).

03/27/2012

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NJ Senate Committee Clears Plan To Hike Minimum Wage Across Garden State

The state assembly is ready to take a full vote on the plan as soon as next week.

03/09/2012

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Gov. Christie Proposes a Tax-Cutting Budget To NJ Legislature

It contains an income tax cut and more money in several key areas, including a massive payment into the public worker pension fund.

02/21/2012

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Congress Approves $17M For Next Phase of Delaware River Dredging

The US Army Corps of Engineers is expecting to get its orders shortly to continue deepening the shipping channel on the river from 40 to 45 feet. This phase of the work will begin just north of Wilmington.

02/07/2012

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Christie-Backed Measure Targets Sick Leave Payments To Government Workers

There’s another attempt in the New Jersey legislature to cut down on government workers leaving their jobs with tens of thousands of dollars as payment for unused sick leave.

02/07/2012

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