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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: June 16, 2014

6-16-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Monday at 7 p.m.

Prieto hails arbitration cap compromise bill

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has become the first chamber to approve legislation that extends the cap on arbitration awards to police and firefighters. Lawmakers voted for the bill Monday after Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto ...

Atlantic City courting gay tourism market

6-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort's growth strategy. Mayor Don Guardian and tourism officials said Monday the goal is to ...

Feds give $102M in storm prevention to 11 states

6-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York. The U.S. ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 16, 2014

6-16-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ Assembly OKs Tesla electric car sales

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in New Jersey. The bill backed by environmentalists would allow Tesla to resume sales in New Jersey. It was ...

New Jersey panel advances high court nomination

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a state judge to the New Jersey Supreme Court. But the entire Senate will not be able to vote on Lee Solomon's nomination. Solomon is a now a state judge. But ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

6-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Tensions rise as New Jersey budget deadline nears

6-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's budget deliberations are headed for the wire. Two of the principal dealmakers — Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney — are negotiating as they eye higher offices. ...

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

6-15-14
DENVER (AP) — Marijuana's changing legal status is complicating matters in family law courts. The drug remains illegal federally, but its growing acceptance is making it more complicated to resolve custody and child-endangerment disputes that ...