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Cannabis industry holds expo, anticipating legalization in NY, NJ

The cannabis industry continues to grow across the country, creating opportunities and challenges for civic and political leaders and entrepreneurs.

Poll finds most NJ voters support Planned Parenthood

Gov. Christie is expected to line item veto state funding for family planning clinics, even though a recent poll shows 65 percent of residents support Planned Parenthood.

Legislative leaders settle school funding differences, await governor’s input

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a revised school funding plan to put an end to almost two years of political wrangling between the Legislature and the Gov. Christie.

Court tosses lawsuit to block State House renovation

A judge tossed out a lawsuit to block the $300 million renovation of the State House citing a 1997 court decision Spadoro v. Whitman.

Sen. Cunningham discusses expungement and student debt bills

Sen. Sandra Cunningham worked with Gov. Christie to develop legislation aimed to help those coming out of incarceration find jobs and become productive citizens.

At business dinner Guadagno, Murphy highlight differences

Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno spoke about their plans for business in New Jersey at a NJBIA dinner.

Christie has a bridge for Trenton

The state Department of Transportation will put up $15 million for the bridge and the state Department of Environmental Protection will use more than $3 million to develop a four and a half acre riverfront park in Trenton.

NJBIA hosts gubernatorial candidates for discussion about business in NJ

NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka spoke with David Cruz ahead of a business dinner with New Jersey's gubernatorial candidates.

Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize pensions for employees of religious hospitals

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal rules protecting pension plans. The ruling means pension plans aren't guaranteed and they don't have to meet minimum funding requirements.

Christie discusses addiction with health care professionals in Morristown

The session was largely devoted to the new law Christie signed limiting first-time prescriptions of opioid painkillers to five days.