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House Democrats Hold Sit-In for Gun Control Vote

6-23-16
Democrats held a sit-in in the House chambers for more than 24 hours to try to get a vote on gun control reform measures. After cameras in the chamber were turned off, lawmakers used their social networks to show their efforts.
160622Flanagan

Lawmakers Want More Transparency with Trains Carrying Crude Oil

6-22-16
Trains carrying Bakken crude oil travel through New Jersey every week and state lawmakers are supporting right-to-know bills designed to enhance oversight.
160622Hill

Newark Mayor Walks Neighborhoods in Occupy the Block Event

6-22-16
The Occupy the Block initiative is meant to address residents' concerns, offer hope and job applications, and to push back against the intrusion of crime in Newark.
160621Hill

Preventing, Preparing for Mass Transit Terrorist Attack

6-21-16
New Jersey City University hosted a field hearing on protecting passengers and preventing and preparing for terrorism at rail and bus stations in New Jersey and New York.
160620Cruz

Legislators Rally Support for Gun Control Bill

6-20-16
Sens. Menendez and Booker rallied residents in Newark to support two gun control bills.
160620Vannozzi

Sen. Lesniak: Use Retired Judges for Parole Board

6-20-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak wants to eliminate governor appointments to the New Jersey Parole Board and instead use retired judges, which he says will save more than $1 million per year.
160617Delmore

Drug-Free School Zones Could Contribute to NJ Prison System Racial Inequality

6-17-16
Drug-free school zones are meant to protect kids but some experts say they're the cause of staggering racial inequality in New Jersey's prison system where black residents outnumber whites behind bars 12 to one.
160616Cruz

Christie Shrugs Off Email Questions as He Announces His Pick for AG

6-16-16
Gov. Christie announced his nominee for attorney general, Chris Porrino, during a press conference. He was asked about recent emails that have surfaced regarding political activity in his office in 2013.
160616Delmore

Bill Would Classify Bump Keys as Burglary Tools

6-16-16
Assemblyman Dave Rible, a certified forensic locksmith, wants legislation passed that would make it illegal to possess bump keys, which are used to defeat locks.
160616Booker

Sen. Booker Talks Urgency for Common Sense Gun Control Laws

6-16-16
Sen. Cory Booker says we need stricter gun control laws so ISIS and al-Qaida can't exploit loopholes to acquire weapons to use in terror attacks.