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Republican New Jersey lawmaker pitches big changes

7-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The top Republican in New Jersey's Democrat-dominated Assembly is proposing some major changes to the way the Legislature works. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick on Monday said he will introduce a constitutional amendment aimed at ...

Auto dealerships, owners agree to $1.8M settlement

7-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials say eight New Jersey car dealerships and their owners will pay $1.8 million to resolve alleged deceptive sales practices. The settlement also calls for the dealerships and their owners — ...

Mayor: Man connected to cop’s killer is captured

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who they believe was involved in a murder with the man who fatally shot a Jersey City police officer over the weekend. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says 23-year-old Daniel Wilson was armed ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 14, 2014

7-14-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Manufacturer says it may hire 2,000 in Camden

7-14-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A company that makes components for power plants says it could eventually bring 2,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden. Holtec International gave details of its plans on Monday, less than a week after the state ...

Widow of cop killer apologizes for comments

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey ...

Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core

7-13-14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal ...

Another Christie aide to testify on lane shutdown

7-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers hope testimony from one of Gov. Chris Christie's aides this week gives them insight into the relationship between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the offices of the governors of the two ...

New York National Guard readies for summer drills

7-13-14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,000 soldiers from the New York National Guard are gearing up for annual summer training. The first deployment from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team gets under way this weekend and continues through ...

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

7-12-14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama. The Republican governor says that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf and that the country no ...