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Christie to convene drug recovery conference

9-17-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will convene a drug recovery conference later this month in Newark. His office says the Sept. 30 event is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with addiction. Christie has made drug ...

GOP candidate: New Jersey investment resolved

9-17-14
BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker says questions about an investment made by New Jersey in a venture capital firm with ties to him have been resolved. The New Jersey Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday it had sold its ...
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Merger of State’s Transportation Agencies Would Fund TTF

9-17-14
A proposal to help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund calls for the merger of the NJDOT, Turnpike Authority and NJ Transit.
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ELEC Director: Top Campaign Contributor Was NJEA

9-17-14
New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle says the New Jersey Education Association was the top campaign contributor.

Mississippi River mayors: new development fund

9-17-14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, says a new fund will help with seed money for sustainable waterfront development in cities and towns along the Mississippi River. Roy Buol (BYOO-uhl) spoke Wednesday as co-chair of the Mississippi ...

Port Authority adopts new transparency resolution

9-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The agency at the heart of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is changing its rules to open up more access to public records. At its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the Port Authority of New York and New ...

Officials detail $90M bus terminal facelift

9-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New restrooms, ceilings that don't leak and buses that run closer to schedule are some of the short-term improvements the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is making at its aging New York bus terminal. Officials ...

Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

9-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a ...

NJ Gov. Christie in Maryland to help GOP candidate

9-17-14
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Maryland to show support for Republican Larry Hogan in his campaign for governor. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, attended a fundraiser in Bethesda on Wednesday. ...

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

9-17-14
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on ...