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Vince Mazzeo Declared Assembly Winner Over Incumbent John Amodeo

11-19-13
The Atlantic County Board of Elections declared Democrat Vince Mazzeo the winner of an Assembly seat over Republican incumbent John Amodeo.
131119Christie-mez

Christie Tour Begins in D.C. With CEO Chat

11-19-13
Gov. Chris Christie is traveling throughout the country, spurring more speculation that he is considering a run for president.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to attend Fallin fundraiser

11-19-13
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans a trip to Oklahoma next month for a campaign fundraiser for fellow Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin's campaign announced Tuesday that Christie would attend a "birthday celebration" for ...

6 more indicted in NJ tax lien bid rig scheme

11-19-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Six more people have been indicted in in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme to rig tax lien bids in New Jersey. The indictment was handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury sitting in Newark. Prosecutors say participants ...

NJ committee advances sexting Megan’s Law change

11-19-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey teens caught sharing naked pictures of themselves with peers would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill advanced by a state Assembly committee. The change is an effort to resolve a complication ...

Democrat challenger prevails in 2nd District race

11-19-13
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A Democrat has beaten an incumbent Republican following a count of provisional ballots cast in southern New Jersey's 2nd District Assembly race. Vince Mazzeo beat Assemblyman John Amodeo by 40 votes. The Atlantic County ...

NJ Supreme Court gets new justice

11-19-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has a new associate justice. Faustino Fernandez-Vina was sworn in Tuesday during a private ceremony. That came one day after the Cuban-American judge from Camden County had been confirmed by the state ...

Christie: Health care overhaul a ‘failure’

11-18-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is a "failure" and predicts it "will not succeed — it just won't." The potential 2016 presidential candidate says the leaders of both political ...

Accountant admits leading unemployment scheme

11-18-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a northern New Jersey accountant has admitted masterminding a scheme in which he and several others stole nearly $700,000 by filing false unemployment benefit claims. Todd Halpern of Livingston pleaded ...
131118Senate-mez

Senate Passes DREAM Act, Fails to Override Christie Veto

11-18-13
Members of the state Senate were unable to get the votes needed to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a measure that would ban the confinement of pregnant pigs. But the majority of the Senate did pass the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.