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Elevating Seniors Homes in Brick Leads to Increased Concern

3-11-16
Seniors in Brick don't have the money to elevate their homes, even if it means having higher flood insurance rates. Additionally, they say access to their homes would be an issue as many residents have walkers and wheelchairs.

NJ Future Forum Tackles Redevelopment

3-11-16
Six hundred people gathered to discuss redevelopment in the state at the 11th annual New Jersey Future forum.

Residents Take Atlantic City Bailout Fight to State House

3-10-16
Atlantic City residents and officials went to Trenton to ask lawmakers to reconsider a so-called takeover bill for the city.

Assembly Budget Hearings Kick Off Annual Season of Spending Debates

3-9-16
Parents and public school advocates from Paterson were among those at the first public hearing for New Jersey's proposed $34.8 billion budget.

Republican County Chairs Debate Who to Endorse for President

3-9-16
Hudson County Republican Chairman Jose Arango says the county chairs in New Jersey have an interesting dilemma when it comes to choosing a candidate for president. They all supported Gov. Christie in his bid, but not everyone supports Donald Trump, who Christie has endorsed.

NJ Transit Rail Strike Looms as Negotiations Continue

3-8-16
NJ Transit and rail union representatives continue negotiations to avoid a strike, which could begin Sunday at midnight.

In Newark, Small Strides Toward More, Affordable Housing

3-8-16
Displaced tenants in Newark are struggling to find affordable housing units as rents continue to rise and incentivizing private developers to build more housing becomes more difficult.

Bill Aims to Lower Copays for Live-Saving Drugs

3-8-16
Assemblyman Dan Benson is co-sponsor of a bill that would lower copays for prescription drugs.

Lawmakers Debate Referendum to Allow for North Jersey Casinos

3-7-16
The Assembly Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on whether or not to ask voters for a constitutional amendment to allow for casinos outside of Atlantic City.

Sen. Menendez Pushes for Stricter Lead Standards

3-7-16
Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced a bill to align HUD standards with the CDC when it comes to acceptable levels of lead in a child's blood. Currently, the CDC has a maximum of five micrograms per deciliter and the HUD standard is 20.