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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.
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Lawmakers Renew Their Quest for a Bergen Light Rail

11-12-15
Lawmakers and transportation advocates say 20,000 a day would ride the Bergen light rail, property values would increase by 20 percent in a short time , businesses would boom and highways such as Route 4 would have less traffic.
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Report Gives NJ Government a ‘D’ in Integrity

11-12-15
The annual State Integrity Report from the Center for Public Integrity gives NJ a 'D'. The state fell more than any other in rank; moving from first to 19th place.