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Advocates protest lack of diversity in State House leadership

In the face of a potential change in the Assembly's speakership, some groups are calling for more diversity in positions of leadership.

Trump budget proposal causes anxiety in New Jersey

The proposed federal budget cuts Medicaid by $600 billion over ten years, on top of the $880 billion planned cut from the Republican health care bill.

Prieto champions working families with new legislation

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and several advocates announced a bill that would increase paid leave from six weeks to 12 and raise the weekly cap by nearly $300.

Conference raises awareness ahead of National Missing Children’s Day

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day. People are urged to wear green ribbons which stand for hope that missing kids will find their way home.

Local police departments awarded for community policing

More than two dozen departments, officers and prosecutors in New Jersey received awards for building trust and increasing transparency.

Prieto charts course through choppy party waters in speaker bid

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto announced that he will be seeking re-election as speaker of the Assembly.

Bergen County Launches Pilot Addiction Recovery Program

Three police departments in Bergen County, Paramus, Lyndhurst and Mahwah, are part of a pilot drug program that focuses on getting addicts to trained counselors.

New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis

NJTV News has been a part of the initiative Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis, aimed at raising awareness and promoting discussion about the state’s drug problems and solutions.

Immigration Rights Advocates Set Agenda, Hope for Allies

Immigrants' rights advocates hope New Jersey's next governor will prioritize issues affecting immigrant communities.

AG Sessions Calls for Offenders to Get Stiffest Penalties Possible

In a memo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed Obama-era orders and he’s told federal prosecutors to charge offenders with the most serious provable crime that could get the stiffest sentence.