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Atlantic City Bill Vote Pulled as Democratic Leaders Disagree About Meeting

5-5-16
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto's Atlantic City bill was pulled before a vote. The speaker and Senate President Steve Sweeney disagreed about whether a meeting to discuss a compromise would be taking place.
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Helping Homeless at Clifton Encampment

5-5-16
The New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness executive director visited an encampment in Clifton and offered to help homeless people living there.
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Debt Crisis Clouds Puerto Rico’s Future

5-4-16
Puerto Rico defaulted this week on the first $400 million of more than $70 billion worth of debt.
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Senate Budget Committee Hears About Human Services Programs

5-3-16
Lawmakers heard testimony about programs such as homeless assistance, SNAP and Return Home New Jersey during a budget hearing.
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AC Mayor Announces $1.8M Bond Payment, Opposes State Takeover

5-2-16
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian announced the city made a $1.8 million bond payment and will continue to operate. He said he opposes the state takeover Gov. Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney want and prefers a plan from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
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Newark Mayor, Residents Protest Port of Newark Hiring

5-2-16
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka led a group of protesters at the Port of Newark for what they say is the denial of full-time jobs to Newark residents. The International Longshoremen’s Association and the New York Shipping Association says that's not the case.
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Reentry Program Helps Find Jobs, Housing for Prisoners After Release

4-29-16
The Greater Newark Conservancy’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative aims to make the transition from jail to community easier.
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Christie Talks AC, Minimum Wage, Pensions to South Jersey Chamber

4-27-16
Gov. Christie gave a speech to the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce where he discussed Atlantic City's financial situation, the danger of raising the minimum wage and the spiraling costs of public pensions.
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Newark Mayor, Governor Blame Each Other for School Trouble

4-27-16
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka blames Gov. Christie and state management for the $72 million budget hole facing the city's school district and a proposed 10.3 percent school tax increase. Christie says the schools are failing despite getting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers.
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Dispute Over Affordable Housing Obligations

4-27-16
Municipalities have hired a consulting firm to fight the Fair Share Housing Center on affordable housing obligations.