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Debate Over Proposed $300M State House Renovation Plan

1-12-17
The state treasurer told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that the State House needs a complete overhaul. But some officials want to see if there's a "no frills" version of upgrades that would suffice.
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Assembly Speaker Discusses Drug Treatment, Education Funding

1-12-17
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto discusses what will happen to Medicaid in New Jersey without the Affordable Care Act and education funding following Christie's State of the State.
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Retail Chains Close Struggling Stores

1-9-17
Macy’s, Sears and Kmart have closed locations throughout the country and The Limited has shuttered all retail locations nationwide.
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Jobs That Employ Mainly Women Growing, But Men Don’t Want Them

1-9-17
Pink-collar jobs, or those that employ a majority of women, are the fastest growing fields. But despite rising unemployment, men don’t want them.
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Bill Would Create Tiny House Pilot Program for Homeless

1-6-17
A bill making its way through the state Senate would create three tiny house pilot programs in New Jersey to house the homeless as prices continue to keep housing unaffordable to so many.
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Bayonne Water Rates Spike After Privatization

1-5-17
Instead of trying to upgrade the crumbling water infrastructure on its own, Bayonne forged a 40-year partnership contract with $150 million in up-front financing from the private Wall Street equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Since then, rates have increased.
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AC Mayor Delivers Unofficial State of the City Speech

1-4-17
Don Guardian laid out his fiscal vision for Atlantic City in 2017, highlighting civic improvements, new development and revenues, but admitted new state overseer Jeff Chiesa plans deep cuts, including perhaps 250 police and firefighter jobs.
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More Retirees Are Leaving the U.S.

1-3-17
Those who choose to retire outside of the United States cite cheaper cost of living, lower health care costs and lower taxes as some of the reasons for their decision.
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Towns Use Ride-Hailing Services to Prevent DUI

1-2-17
Evesham and Voorhees have a program funded by donations that pays for Uber rides between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. for people who were drinking. The HERO Campaign has an app that encourages people to sign up as designated drivers.
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2016 Year in Review of New Jersey News

12-30-16
Many big news events happened in New Jersey in 2016.