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Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

8-10-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The city has hosted the political gathering before and has the added bonus that possible ...

Verbatim: McGreevey’s ‘I am a gay American’ speech

8-10-14
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation speech in its entirety, delivered Aug. 12, 2004: Throughout my life, I have grappled with my own identity, who I am. As a young child, I often felt ambivalent about myself, in fact, confused. By ...

Where ‘gay American’ Jim McGreevey is, 10 years on

8-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ten years ago this week, the governor of New Jersey announced he was a "gay American" and would resign. Now, Jim McGreevey is back in government but with a very different mission. He's running prison transition and job training ...

Murder-suicide claims Christie team member, spouse

8-9-14
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The daughter of a prominent New Jersey Republican Party leader who was killed by her husband before he committed suicide says her parents were experiencing "enormous stress" in recent weeks. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall tells The ...

Christie vetoes bill banning fracking waste

8-8-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has once again vetoed legislation that would have banned the state from treating or storing waste products from natural gas drilling. Christie on Friday said the proposed ban on treating, disposing or ...

Christie vetoes sports betting bill in New Jersey

8-8-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks. Christie on Friday rejected a bill that would have pushed New Jersey to circumvent a federal ...
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FEMA’s Not Considering Extensions For Trailer Housing

8-8-14
FEMA says they will not be considering extensions for their trailer housing, which is occupied by those who still can't live in their homes due to Hurricane Sandy damage.
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NJ Spotlight Education Writer: Some Poorer Districts Receive More Money Per Student

8-8-14
NJ Spotlight Education Writer Laura Waters says some poorer school districts are receiving more money per student than wealthier districts because the students require more supplementary services.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 8, 2014

8-8-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Newark Mayor Not Discouraged By Budget Shortfall

8-7-14
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is working through a budget shortfall for the city and says there are many opportunities to raise revenue.