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New Jersey committee advances ammo magazine bill

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative panel has advanced a bill to ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The 3-2 vote by the state Senate's Law and Public Safety Committee came Monday after several opponents of the bill ...

NJ governor to raise money for Maine GOP, LePage

5-5-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trailing in fundraising, Maine Gov. Paul LePage hopes a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week will raise campaign cash — and rally his conservative base. LePage's campaign says fundraising has been hampered by ...

Sandy-damaged town halls: fix or rebuild?

5-5-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey towns hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are facing many of the same questions their residents are grappling with when it comes to municipal buildings damaged in the storm. Can the town halls be fixed, or ...

High court rejects appeal on gun rights in public

5-5-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed in public. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling upholding a New Jersey requirement for gun owners to ...

Panel wrestles with New Jersey school funding

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have divergent views on a fair way to distribute aid to school districts. In budget committee hearing on Monday, Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber asked Education Commissioner David Hespe whether it's fair ...

New Jersey has dispersed 25 percent of Sandy aid

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say they dispersed just 25 percent of the state's first large allocation of federal Superstorm Sandy aid in the first 11 months. That is a finding of a quarterly state report on the dozens of programs ...

Court: ‘Misleading evidence’ led to indictment

5-3-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has upheld the dismissal of another indictment that accused a former southern New Jersey mayor of official misconduct. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1iVTHbB) reports the panel found Friday ...

A look at congressional candidate Steve Lonegan

5-3-14
NAME: Steve Lonegan AGE: 58 GREW UP: Ridgefield Park FAMILY: Married with two adult daughters. RESIDENCE: Lavallette, selling home in Bogota. POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served three terms as mayor of Bogota, ran for U.S. Senate in 2013 and Congress in ...

A look at congressional candidate Tom MacArthur

5-3-14
NAME: Tom MacArthur AGE: 53 GREW UP: Hebron, Connecticut FAMILY: Married with an adult son and a daughter in high school. Another daughter died in 1996 when she was 11. RESIDENCE: Toms River. Also owns homes in Randolph and Barnegat Light. POLITICAL ...

3rd District race attracts 2 candidates from north

5-3-14
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — The gloves are off in the Republican primary race in central New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. Two former mayors from northern New Jersey moved into the district after Republican U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan announced he ...