During the Assembly budget hearing, the state treasurer announced an unexpected $200 million windfall, which will be used for the public pension payment. But New Jersey will still owe more than $1 billion.
Gov. Christie conditionally vetoed a bill for New Jersey to pull out of the New York and New Jersey Waterfront Commission, which Congress created 60 years ago. Supporters of the bill say the Commission is impeding job creation.
After a devastating fire in Edgewater, lawmakers have approved the New Home Fire Safety Act, which would mandate all new one- and two-family dwellings to have sprinkler systems. The bill has passed both chambers and awaits the governor's signature.
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