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Bill would dedicate one percent of tobacco sale revenue to anti-smoking programs

The bill now awaits the governor's signature. About 10 percent of New Jersey's population are smokers.

Syrian family discusses life as refugees

Five years after fleeing Syria, the Al Nablse family expressed gratitude about being able to come to the United States.

Christie makes first comments on school funding formula plan

Gov. Christie took questions on a variety of topics, including school funding and Christopher Wray.

Senators, advocates outline Latino policy priorities

The National Council of La Raza released its policy agenda for Congress. Among the concerns were health care and immigration.

Cannabis bill sees support, questions at Senate hearing

The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on chairman Nick Scutari's cannabis legalization bill.

Assembly leaders promote civility in politics

The news conference came in response to a politically charged shooting on Republicans practicing for a congressional baseball game.

Cannabis industry holds expo, anticipating legalization in NY, NJ

The cannabis industry continues to grow across the country, creating opportunities and challenges for civic and political leaders and entrepreneurs.

Poll finds most NJ voters support Planned Parenthood

Gov. Christie is expected to line item veto state funding for family planning clinics, even though a recent poll shows 65 percent of residents support Planned Parenthood.

Legislative leaders settle school funding differences, await governor’s input

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a revised school funding plan to put an end to almost two years of political wrangling between the Legislature and the Gov. Christie.