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New Jersey targets opiate addiction with ads

5-22-14
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has launched an ad campaign and website targeting opiate addiction. Thursday's announcement by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse represents the implementation of the first of the recommendations ...

Christie postponed property tax credits

5-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's property tax credits are on hold while Gov. Chris Christie and his administration work to balance the budget. The Homestead Rebate tax credit available to senior citizens, the disabled and homeowners with incomes ...

Utility regulators approve storm improvements

5-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State regulators have approved a $1 billion plan by New Jersey's largest utility to raise rates over five years to strengthen electric and gas systems to protect them from future storms. Public Service Electric and Gas initially ...

Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

5-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting have joined Democrats in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The measure ...

Sweeney seeks Sandy Bill of Rights veto override

5-22-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Senate president wants to try to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights." Sen. Stephen Sweeney made the announcement Thursday at the home of a Manasquan family who are still ...

NJ Assembly passes adoption records bill

5-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Adoptees in New Jersey are a step closer to getting access to their birth records. The state Assembly on Thursday voted to approve a conditional veto settlement that was brokered by Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers that would ...
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Assembly Budget Committee Grills State Treasurer on Shortfalls

5-21-14
Members of the Assembly Budget Committee asked State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff about the Christie administration's budget decisions.
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Christie Re-Appoints Chief Justice Rabner, Nominates Solomon

5-21-14
Gov. Christie has re-appointed New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Stuart Rabner and has nominated Lee Solomon for a seat on the High Court.
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Government Provides Victims of Violent Crimes with Financial Assistance

5-21-14
The New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Office provides New Jerseyans with financial assistance after they have been victimized.

Former executive gets prison term for tax evasion

5-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former executive with an independent wholesale food distributor in New Jersey and New York City is headed to prison for evading taxes on income he got from third parties. John Annetta received a ...