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Ex-Hoboken mayor disbarred for taking bribes

9-17-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a former Hoboken mayor who was arrested in what became the state's largest corruption bust. The court says Peter Cammarano betrayed a solemn public trust. Cammarano was the youngest ...

New Jersey offers deal to those behind on taxes

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are offering a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections. But the state Treasury Department says it's not an amnesty. The initiative runs through ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 17, 2014

9-17-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ approves storm buyouts in East Brunswick

9-17-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an ...

Lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse in New Jersey

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled a series of 21 bills aimed at curbing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who chairs the state Senate's health committee, says the state needs treatment, ...

New Jersey’s Christie stumps for NH candidates

9-17-14
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — In his third trip to New Hampshire in as many months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Republican Governors Association will sink significant cash into Republican Walt Havenstein's (HAV'-ehn-styn's) gubernatorial campaign. ...
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State Investment Council Touts Penion Investments

9-16-14
The State Investment Council manages nearly $80 billion in retirement funds and says it exceeded the assumed rate of return by 9 percent. Some are questioning the amount of fees incurred, however.
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Linden Hopes State Officials Renew Red Light Camera Laws

9-16-14
Linden officials like having red light cameras, but keeping them is contingent on the state legislature re-approving red light camera laws.
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Asm. Bramnick: Legisature Should Not Dictate Gun Buyback Program

9-16-14
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says that the legislature should not dictate how the attorney general handles gun buyback programs throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

9-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in ...