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State Police on Heightened Alert Following Paris Attacks

11-16-15
New Jersey law enforcement officials were on heightened alert today following the attacks that took place in Paris on Friday. Governor Christie spoke about the attacks in Florida on Saturday, partially blaming President Obama's "fantasy" view of the world.
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Senate Panel Considers Effects of Legalizing Cannabis

11-16-15
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony advocating for the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey. Proponents claim that the War on Drugs is a failure, and that a number of myths have caused people to cling to antiquated ideas.
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Bill Allowing Unauthorized Residents Driver’s Licenses Comes at Unfortunate Time

11-16-15
Sponsors of the bill say a driver’s license could enhance the lives of more than 450,000 undocumented people who live and work in New Jersey. About a dozen states already already offer the privilege, including California which has a printed restriction: "Federal Limits May Apply."
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More New Jerseyans In Poverty Now Than in the Last 50 Years

11-16-15
Legal Services of New Jersey reports 2.8 million adults and 800,000 children lived in poverty in 2014, about a third of all New Jersey households.
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Sen. Menendez: ‘We Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with France’

11-16-15
Senator Robert Menendez discusses the U.S. reaction to the attacks on Paris and the possibility of a declaration of war.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 16, 2015

11-16-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Cannabis Legalization Back on the Agenda at Senate Hearing

11-13-15
Cannabis legalization can prove to be a big budget boon without – so far – a terrible downside, New Jersey lawmakers are planning to at least start seriously talking about it.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 13, 2015

11-13-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
151112Flanagan

Gateway Project Gains Steam as Federal Government Agrees To Pay Half

11-12-15
The federal government will split the projected $20 billion cost for two new commuter tunnels under the Hudson River 50-50 with New York and New Jersey. The tunnels would help avert a commuter catastrophe if one of the existing tunnels needs to be closed for repairs.
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Martin Robins: Gateway Project is Too Important to Let Flounder

11-12-15
Martin Robins, former Port Authority Director of Planning and Development, weighs in on the Gateway Tunnel project and the odds that it will continue to move forward.