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Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA’s ‘unlawful cartel’

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the ...

NJ eyes ban on fracking waste from any state

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry. A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would ...

Essex County says 108 deer culled in recent hunt

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Essex County authorities say more than 100 deer were killed during the county's recent hunt. The annual hunt, staged this year at the South Mountain Reservation and the Hilltop Reservation, is intended to protect plant life and ...

Emails: Christie adviser kept in loop on scandal

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released emails involving a political payback plot orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's aides show the governor's campaign manager was kept informed of complaints over the closures even while lanes remained blocked. More ...

NJ bill: Require public access for beach projects

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beach repair projects that get state funding would have to provide public access under a bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature. A state Senate committee passed a bill Monday morning requiring that projects ...

Democrats accuse Christie of trying to raise taxes

3-15-14
New Jersey Democrats are accusing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of trying to create new taxes, for a change. The governor's $34.4 billion budget proposal calls for imposing a tobacco tax on e-cigarettes for the first time and making out-of-state ...
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At His Only State of the City Address, Quintana Tries to Inspire Confidence

3-14-14
Newark Mayor Luis Quintana doesn't want the state to take over the city, as has been suggested.
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Scutari: Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana Would Benefit NJ

3-14-14
Sen. Nicholas Scutari plans to introduce a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. He says it would be an economic benefit for New Jersey, as it has been for Colorado.
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Dept. of Health Director: Obamacare Deadline is March 31

3-14-14
Department of Health and Human Service Regional Director Dr. Jaime Torres says that the deadline to enroll for Obamacare is March 31.
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Political Roundtable: March 14, 2014

3-14-14
Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Jamel Holley discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams.