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Making Maple Syrup in New Jersey

3-12-15
Students learn the technique of making maple syrup at Howell Living History Farm during maple sugaring season, which ends in late March.
150311Hill

Advocacy Groups: Stop Large Subsidies Instead of Cutting Funding

3-11-15
Representatives from several New Jersey organizations asked lawmakers to set aside money in the state budget for them instead of offering large subsidies to corporations.
150310Brenda

Fighting for Social Services Funding in State Budget

3-10-15
Representatives from advocacy groups attended a public budget hearing in Paramus to plead their case for funding.
Credit: Joe Loong

State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement

3-10-15
One panel releases resolution condemning the Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9 billion case.
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Truck Drivers Say It’s Difficult to Find Places to Rest

3-6-15
Federal regulations say truck drivers must rest every eight hours, but those who travel in North Jersey say it's hard to find rest areas and they sometimes pull over on the side of the highway.
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Christie’s Proposed Budget Calls for $44M Cut to Snow Removal

3-6-15
If legislators approve Gov. Christie's proposed budget, the funds available for snow removal will be nearly cut in half.
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Brine Makes Roads Safe, But it Can Corrode Cars

3-6-15
Mechanics say the acidic compounds in brine can corrode cars even faster than rock salt, costing Americans about $6.5 million in repairs.
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Codey Responds to Christie Blaming Past Governors for Pension Crisis

3-5-15
Former Gov. Dick Codey says Gov. Christie should stop blaming past governors for the pension situation and work to fix the problems.
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Officials Question Christie’s Involvement in Exxon Settlement

3-5-15
Environmentalists and some elected officials are questioning Gov. Christie's involvement in the settlement allowing ExxonMobil to pay $225 million for almost $9 billion in environmental damages.
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Some Businesses Thrive, Others Suffer with Snow Storm

3-5-15
Companies that provide snow removal are happy when the snow comes, while others see fewer customers.