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Lawmakers Hear Details About NJ Prison System

The Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from the state corrections commissioner about how crime and the state's prison population are down.

Morristown Adopts Safe Place Program to Protect LGBTQ Community

Storefronts in Morristown that are marked by rainbow decals are part of program called Safe Place. The program aims to protect the LGBTQ community from hate crimes.

Amtrak, NJ Transit Warn of Ongoing Delays. Surprised?

Transportation expert Martin Robins talks about how the recent track troubles in New York's Penn Station came to be and what it will take to get the system fixed.

Sick, Vacation Time Payouts Cost Taxpayers Nearly $2 Billion

When public employees retire with unused sick and vacation time, they get that money, which can total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Taxpayers are on the hook for those payouts.

Jewish Vocational Service Helps Prepare Those with Autism for Careers

Individuals with autism sometimes struggle to find a job. Jewish Vocational Service educates, trains and prepares those with autism for a variety of careers.

Somerset Residents Hope to Stop Construction of Natural Gas Compressor

Residents in Franklin Township, South Brunswick and surrounding communities in Somerset County are racing against the clock to have their objections to a proposed natural gas compressor station heard.

School Funding Takes Center Stage at Budget Hearing

Parents from school districts that believe they are underfunded packed the latest state budget hearing. Members of the Assembly questioned the acting education commissioner about the current school funding formula.

11 Percent of 911 System Fees Spent on Operation

New Jersey collects $120 million a year in 911 fees but only about 11 percent is spent on keeping the system operating, and zero goes to the couple hundred local and county 911 centers.

Amazon Opens Carteret Fulfillment Center, Plans Three More in NJ

The Amazon fulfillment center in Carteret is the largest in the state. And there are three more centers on the way in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township.

NJ Dept. of Health Upbeat at Budget Hearing Despite Obamacare Uncertainty

Although the fate of the Affordable Care Act is unclear, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett reported that the state is expanding health information exchange and increasing quality, access and safety.