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Jennifer Velez, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, is stepping down this month. - (AARON HOUSTON)

Velez to step down as Department of Human Services commissioner

2-17-15
Jennifer Velez will step down as commissioner of the Department of Human Services to become senior vice president of strategy and planning for Barnabas Health.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Feb. 17, 2015

2-17-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Homeland Security Funding Could Lapse

2-16-15
Because of disagreement over President Obama's executive order granting legal status to millions of undocumented residents, funding to Homeland Security could lapse.
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FAA Proposes New Drone Regulations

2-16-15
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules governing the use of commercial drones.
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Report on Perks for Port Authority Commissioners Highlights Need for More Reform

2-13-15
The Port Authority released information showing that commissioners and their families received special treatment when they were traveling through agency airports.
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Salary Cap Causes Some NJ Superintendents to Quit

2-13-15
New Jersey's cap on superintendent salaries has caused some to leave their jobs in the Garden State and take positions in New York or Pennsylvania.
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Opponents of Privatizing Public Water Systems Say It Will Raise Rates

2-13-15
Supporters of the Water Infrastructure Protection Act say the move will help towns fix aging water infrastructure, but opponents say the move will allow private companies to come in and raise rates.
Gov. Chris Christie's travels outside New Jersey are not helping his poll numbers inside the Garden State. (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR/TIM LARSEN)

Poll: Christie support drops to all-time low in N.J.

2-13-15
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found just 37 percent of New Jersey voters have a favorable impression of him.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Feb. 13, 2015

2-13-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Senate President Proposes Patient-Centered Health Care Pilot Program

2-12-15
Senate President Steve Sweeney hopes a three-year pilot program will improve patient care and lower costs.