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FAA Pursues Legislation That Would Require Drone Registration

The FAA is looking to requiring drone owners to register their devices with the Department of Transportation. Registration guidelines are being drafted and the administration hopes to have a framework by Thanksgiving.

Where Does Your Toll Money Go?

Nearly $1.5 billion dollars was collected in revenue from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 2014 and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey brought in nearly as much in tolls. The two authorities collect almost 20 percent of all tolls in the United States.

Despite Low Poll Numbers, Christie Holds On Going Into Third GOP Debate

Going into tonight's third Republican presidential debate, Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron talks about Christie's low poll numbers and what's expected of him from tonight's debate.

How the Pension Issue Plays Into Next Week’s Assembly Election

Leading up to the Assembly election next week, Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron took a look at how Republicans and Democrats plan to fund the pension system. Democrats say hike taxes on millionaires and corporations. Republicans say more reform and cutbacks are needed to remain solvent.

Most New Jerseyans Uninformed of State Politics as Assembly Election Nears

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that most New Jersey residents know nothing about next week's Assembly election. The poll also found that only five percent can identify a state senator, but only three percent could name their own correctly.

Coalition Prepares Newarkers for Eventual CCRB, Call on Board to Have Subpoena Power

Several Newarkers shared their stories of police encounters at a community forum sponsored by a coalition calling itself Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. The purpose of this forum was to make Newarkers aware that a civilian complaint review board is on the way and what it could mean to them.

Community Comes Together to Help Families Return Home Three Years After Sandy

New Jersey’s disbursed about $660 million in federal money for reconstruction, rehabilitation, remediation and elevation of Sandy-damaged homes. The state says 8,000 homeowners remain in the program, 4,500 applicants have withdrawn and almost 2,000 have completed reconstruction.

Automobile Technology Collects Data, Locks Out Independent Shops

Vehicles equipped with advanced computer systems have a "little black box" of sorts that collects a variety of data, including driver habits. These systems are controlled by code housed or sold by car manufacturers, which can make repair work done at independent car shops costly and cumbersome.

Sen. Kean Talks Port Authority, Gun Override and Tax Breaks For Atlantic City Performers

Sen. Tom Kean spoke in studio about yesterday's veto about gun permits, plans for a new Port Authority and tax breaks for Atlantic City performers.

Senate Breaks Christie’s Streak By Overriding Veto on Gun Permit Bill

For the first time, Gov. Christie was overridden by the state Senate as they voted against his veto of a bill aimed at notifying police when those committed to mental health facilities seek to expunging their mental health records in order to buy a firearm.