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150717Delmore

NJ Supreme Court Rules Towns Can Furlough Public Employees Without Negotiation

7-17-15
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled municipalities, in times of extreme financial hardship, can force public employees to take a leave of absence without pay.
Chris Porrino will rejoin Lowenstein Sandler LLP. - (FILE PHOTO)

Christie’s chief counsel returning to Lowenstein Sandler firm; McElroy Deutsch lawyer tapped as replacement

7-17-15
Chris Porrino will step down as Gov. Christie's chief counsel at the end of July.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 17, 2015

7-17-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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In Camden, Christie Pushes Criminal Justice Reforms for the Nation

7-16-15
Gov. Christie called for reform in the criminal justice system during a speech in Camden. He touted drug courts and treatment over incarceration, as well as bail reform.
150716Flanagan

Latest Attack on DCF Workers Renews Call for Leah’s Law

7-16-15
After two child welfare caseworkers were attacked on the job in Pennsville, state lawmakers say it's time to approve Leah's Law, which would offer greater protection to those at the Department of Children and Families.
150716Hill

First Amendment Defense Act Would Protect Those Morally Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage

7-16-15
The First Amendment Defense Act would prohibit the government from taking action against those who cite religious beliefs that marriage is just between a man and a woman.
150716Byrne

Pension Study Commission Member: Changes Must be Made to Pension System

7-16-15
Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission member Tom Byrne says the pension system deficit is so large changes need to be made now to ensure state workers get what they're entitled to.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 16, 2015

7-16-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
150715Flanagan

NJ Transit Board Votes to Increase Fares, Cut Some Service

7-15-15
NJ Transit fares will increase starting Oct. 1 an average of 9 percent with some service cuts going into effect Sept. 1.
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Civic Trustee Initiative Aims to Empower Residents

7-15-15
The Citizens Campaign's Civic Trustee Initiative asks residents to become agents for change in their community by coming up with viable solutions to problems without placing blame.