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Proposed Death With Dignity Bill Aims To Give Terminally Ill Patients Options

6-5-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli has proposed the Death with Dignity bill, giving terminally ill patients the choice of palliative care or pain management.
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Seven Jersey City Police Officers Claim Political Retaliation

6-5-14
Seven Jersey City Police Officers are claiming political retaliation is at play in the department.

Man comes down from tower at NJ Coast Guard base

6-5-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — After many hours of urging, a Coast Guard member has climbed down from a water tower at the agency's training center in Cape May. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says the active guard member climbed up the 165-foot tower before noon ...
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Sen. Sweeney: Christie’s Issues With Sandy Bill of Rights Are ‘Bull’

6-5-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney said the problems Christie has found with the Sandy Bill of Rights are complete "bull."

NJ Senate panel advances bail reform bill

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's bail system could see some changes. A measure advanced by the Senate Budget Committee would create pretrial bail alternatives for poor defendants charged with committing nonviolent crimes. Recent studies show that ...

NJ lawmakers seek to raise smoking age to 21

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey lawmakers want to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. A bill sponsored by Sens. Dick Codey and Joe Vitale would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products and e-cigarette devices as well as regular ...

NJ grocer sentenced for role in food stamps scheme

6-5-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who managed a grocery store is going to prison for 37 months for stealing more than $2.5 million through a food stamps scheme. Thirty-five-year-old Alexander Vargas of Camden pleaded guilty to purchasing ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 5, 2014

6-5-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Proposed tax breaks could help Camden projects

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill to offer tax breaks to some projects in the pipeline in the state's poorest city. Under proposed revisions to last year's Economic Opportunity Act, the state would offer ...

New Jersey panel advances end-of-life bill

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced a proposal allowing terminally ill residents to end their lives on their own terms. The bill would allow patients diagnosed as terminally ill and given less than six months to live ...