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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 30, 2015

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Carl Golden: Christie Governing By iPad Not Working

Carl Golden worked with the press during his many years as press secretary to two governors and one chief justice.

Bill One Step Closer To Officially Ending Return Home New Jersey Program

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, chair of the human services committee, discussed the end of Return Home New Jersey and the creation of a law that would add oversight through the Department of Health in group homes for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Menendez Talks Gateway Tunnel Funding and Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

Senator Robert Menendez discussed the importance of the Gateway trans-Hudson tunnel project and how to help solve the foreclosure crisis. New Jersey has the highest rate of foreclosure in the nation and he says principle reduction can help to eliminate more from happening.

Behind Bergen County’s Blue Laws

At Garden State Plaza, an average of 60,000 people shop every day. That’s 19 million visitors a year. Paramus alone rakes in more than $5 billion in yearly retail sales, making Bergen County one of the wealthiest in the state, and that’s with its stores shut on Sundays.

Christie Pardons Recovering Drug Addict

Berry's crime was 43 years ago. He served one year in juvenile prison and four on parole. Most Christie pardons have been for inadvertent violations of gun laws. This is only the second time he's pardoned an ex-drug offender.

Christie Speech at Council on Foreign Relations Calls For New Leadership

Christie said a president needs to listen the way Ronald Reagan listened, and the way Barack Obama doesn't. He said the current moment reminds him of the late 1970s when America had a weak president.

NJ Lottery Claims Partnership with Northstar Prevented Big Losses

Northstar told the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee its expertise prevented big losses in New Jersey.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 24, 2015

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Democrats Call to Re-Authorize Zadroga Act Permanently

The the 2011 law entitles 9/11 first responders to compensation and added health coverage if they've developed health problems directly from their exposure to dust and debris. The law expired on Sept. 30.