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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.


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Battle Over Minimum Wage In New Jersey

Governor Christie is calling “truly ridiculous” State Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s bill to amend the state constitution to tie New Jersey’s minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index.


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Christie Leads Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center in Camden, N.J.

“This is another $100-million investment in this city and this region,” the governor said.


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New Jersey Gov. Christie, Senate President Strike Benefits Deal

Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney have reached a deal to change retiree pension and health benefits by requiring public workers to pay more for both.


Democrats Renew Push For Women’s Health Funding In New Jersey

Democratic senators are renewing a push to restore $7.5 million for New Jersey women’s health clinics that was cut from last year’s state budget.


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New Jersey Senate President: Benefits Costs Breaking Budgets

The leader of the New Jersey Senate says pension and health care benefits for the average public safety worker cost local governments $47,000 a year.


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Proposals Would Shrink New Jersey Health Benefits

New Jersey’s Republican governor and the Democratic state Senate president agree that public workers must pay more for their health benefits.


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New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Law Capping Pay Through Arbitration

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that caps increases to police and firefighter pay awarded through arbitration, a measure he called the most important of the proposals in his so-called toolkit to help towns control costs.