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Sweeney: Senate Won’t Pass State Budget That Doesn’t Address School Funding Formula

5-2-17
Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that the Senate won't pass a state budget that doesn't start to address what he calls the unfairness in the school funding formula.

Newark Federal Monitor Discusses Perceptions of Police Department

5-2-17
Because the Newark Police Department is under a consent decree, it conducted a community survey to find out how residents feel about how the officers do their jobs and interact with the public. Federal monitor Peter Harvey discussed the results.

Uniform Crime Report: Rape, Murder Rates Up in NJ

5-2-17
The Uniform Crime Report shows overall crime down in New Jersey but higher rates of murder and rape for 2015. The definition of rape has become more broad resulting in a 43 percent jump. The murder rate increased 4 percent.

Bayonne Bridge Project Ahead of Schedule, On Budget

5-2-17
Gov. Christie announced that the "Raise the Roadway" project at the Bayonne Bridge is six months ahead of schedule and on budget. The entire project should be completed in 2019.

Holocaust Remembrance Inspires Vigilance, Resistance

5-2-17
Students heard stories of survival during the 30th Holocaust Remembrance in Newark.

Immigration Takes Center Stage at May Day Rally

5-1-17
More than 1,000 union laborers, immigrants and advocates gathered at Liberty State Park for a May Day rally focused on immigration and President Trump's agenda.

Officials Rail Against Offshore Drilling in Belmar

5-1-17
At the re-opening of the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, elected officials spoke out against President Trump's executive order to start the process to allow offshore oil and gas drilling on the East Coast.

Booker, Menendez Call on Congress to Get Tough on Airlines

5-1-17
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are putting up a bill to make sure passengers get a fair shake from what they characterize as a greedy airline industry: the Transparency, Improvements and Compensation to Keep Every Ticket Holder Safe Act or TICKETS ACT.

Discussing Importance of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder

5-1-17
The New Jersey Hospital Association held a summit on mental health and substance use disorder, which attendees stressed are very important in the health care community.

NJ Lawmakers Grill Amtrak Officials Over Train Troubles

4-28-17
A joint hearing of the Assembly Judiciary and Senate Legislative Oversight Committees wanted an explanation why Amtrak’s infrastructure kept going off the rails.