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New Jersey Could Capitalize on DeVos Confirmation

2-7-17
New Education Secretary Besty DeVos could conceivably shift $20 billion in federal education funding into a school vouchers program, but New Jersey can capitalize on her preference for local control, according to the State Board of Education president.
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In Jersey City, Residents Still Need to Go to Trenton for a Birth Certificate

2-7-17
If you're born in Jersey City before 1965 and you need a copy of your birth certificate, be prepared for a journey.
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Senate Democrats Support Resolution Condemning Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

2-6-17
The Democratically controlled Senate passed a resolution condemning President Trump's executive order on immigration.
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Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports in New Jersey

2-6-17
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would regulate professional companies collecting fees for fantasy sports. The state would impose a 10.5 percent fee on the gross revenues from New Jersey operators. It puts the Division of Consumer Affairs in charge of issuing permits and creating a regulatory framework. And requires users to be at least 18 years old to play.
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Trump Supporters Grade President’s First Weeks

2-6-17
Those who supported Donald Trump in his bid for the White House give the president a grade based on his first weeks in office.
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Mayor Fulop Re-Affirms Jersey City As Sanctuary City

2-3-17
Mayor Steve Fulop signed an executive order that directs Jersey City’s 900 police officers and other departments not to use city resources to enforce federal immigration law.
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Committee That Selects TTF Projects Has No Members As Deadline Looms

2-3-17
It's less than a month before the deadline for selecting the projects to be funded by the Transportation Trust Fund and not one member of the committee has been officially selected and no projects have been chosen.
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Union Township Mayor Talks Shop Local Program

2-2-17
Mayor Suzette Cavadas calls Union Township's Shop Local program a win-win for for businesses, residents and the town.
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Shop Local Program Helps Businesses and Residents

2-2-17
Union VIP cards give residents a property tax credit for shopping at participating local businesses. It's one of 22 New Jersey towns that have similar programs.
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Debate Over Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Five-Day Supply

2-2-17
Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Prieto support limiting opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply for acute pain, but the head of Carrier Clinic and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, who is also a doctor, disagree with that move.