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Dems lining up to campaign for Holt’s seat

2-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The race is on for Democratic candidates hoping to fill Rep. Rush Holt's 12th District slot in Congress. At least seven potential candidates have contacted Mercer County's Democratic party chairwoman, Liz Muoio (MOI'-oh), to ...

New Jersey newspaper tells Wyoming to butt out

2-18-14
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest newspaper has a message for the least populated state in the nation: Butt Out. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark published an editorial on Tuesday telling Wyoming to mind its own business. The editorial ...
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Robins: Hakim Will Have Her Hands Full at NJ Transit

2-18-14
Alan Vorhees Transportation Control Founding Director Martin Robins said that Ronnie Hakim is going to have her hands full taking over Jim Weinstein's position at NJ Transit.
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Salt Supplies Dwindling in NJ as Winter Weather Continues

2-18-14
Many municipalities are seeing dangerously low salt supplies after getting more snow than a typical winter.
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Asm. Bramnick: NJ Salt Shortage Could Have Been Avoided

2-18-14
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says that the state's salt shortage could have been over if Homeland Security had granted a waiver to allow a shipment.
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Sen. Greenstein Will Run to Replace Rep. Holt

2-18-14
Sen. Linda Greenstein says she will run for Congress in District 12 since Congressman Rush Holt announced he will not seek reelection.

Key figures in NJ scandal still won’t cooperate

2-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration are refusing, for a second time, to turn over documents to investigators. Lawyers for former Christie campaign manager ...

NJ appeals to US Supreme Court on sports betting

2-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is swinging for the fences in its last ditch effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states. The state is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to overturn a law limiting ...

US Rep. Holt from NJ won’t seek re-election

2-18-14
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep Rush Holt says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from Congress when his term ends in January. The Democrat who represents central New Jersey's 12th District announced his decision with an ...

Bill seeks to add more retail at NJ rest stops

2-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bill moving through New Jersey's Legislature envisions more shopping opportunities in places where people tend to spend a lot of time anyway — the state's toll roads. Rest stops and service plazas are being targeted ...