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160810Sweeney

Senate President Talks Pensions and the TTF

8-10-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney takes on the two most daunting budget issues facing the state, the underpaid public worker pension fund and the TTF to repair roads and bridges.
160810Hill

Bill Would Mandate Cursive Writing for NJ Elementary School Students

8-10-16
Assemblyman Ron Dancer reintroduced a bill with bipartisan support to mandate New Jersey’s public elementary schools teach cursive so students can write and read it by the end of third grade.
160809Flanagan

Bill Aims to Define Claw Arcade Games as Skill or Chance

8-9-16
Sen. Nicholas Scutari has proposed a bill that would ensure the integrity of arcade claw games.
160809Delmore

Five Bergen County Towns Explore ‘Age Friendly’ Senior Living

8-9-16
Englewood, Garfield, Ridgewood, Teaneck and Westwood are eligible for grant money to promote “age friendly” senior living -- up to $75,000 a year for the next three years.
160808Flanagan

Calls for Reform of HESAA Student Loan Practices

8-8-16
At a special hearing of Senate committees, NJCLASS loans administered by the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority were called into question for its lending practices.
160808Aron

NJEA Members Rally at State House and Withdraw Support from Sweeney

8-8-16
Deadline day for the state senate to get a constitutional amendment on the November ballot has come and gone.
160808Hill

Turn the Tide Tour Visits NJ to Prevent Opioid Addiction

8-8-16
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction occurring across the country.
160808Bechelli

HHS Regional Director Discusses Zika Preparedness

8-8-16
Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services, says New Jersey has a well established mosquito control program should Zika make its way north.
160805Flanagan

Freehold Borough to Get New School Facilities Despite Two ‘No’ Votes

8-5-16
An historic state ruling just overturned the local voters and ordered Freehold Borough to build new classrooms and other facilities for the overcrowded district.
160805Schmertz

New Jersey Welcomes Syrian Refugees

8-5-16
The State Department reports that New Jersey has taken in 194 refugees since last fall, and 80 just in July. Most of the refugees are making their new home in immigrant-rich areas near Jersey City, Elizabeth and Paterson.