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Reaction to Christie’s Condemnation of Common Core

5-29-15
Some parents say Common Core has benefited their children and they disagree with Gov. Christie's assessment of the educational standards.

Booker, Menendez Encourage Sandy Victims to Reopen Flood Insurance Claims

5-29-15
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are encouraging Sandy victims who think they didn't receive the proper money from flood insurance to reopen their claims with FEMA.

Sen. Lesniak Supports Bloustein Study on Tax Incentives, Casino Ballot Question

5-29-15
Sen. Ray Lesniak says he supports the Bloustein School investigating the EDA tax incentive program since it's an independent organization. He also wants to put a question on the November ballot asking voters if casinos should be allowed outside of Atlantic City.

EDA grants extension for updated American Dream project incentives application

5-29-15
The Economic Development Authority has given Triple Five until June 17 to submit a fully updated application for the modified American Dream project.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: May 29, 2015

5-29-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie Says Common Core Not Meeting Educational Needs

5-28-15
Gov. Christie backed away from Common Core, saying it's not meeting the challenge of educating New Jersey children. He wants New Jersey business partners, administrators, teachers and parents to develop state educational standards.

Rep. Pascrell Highlights Opposition to Obama Trade Initiative

5-28-15
Congressman Bill Pascrell organized an event to highlight labor's strong opposition to fast track trade authority, which President Obama wants.

Racino Proposed for North Jersey

5-28-15
Jeff Gural has proposed creating the Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands, which would combine a casino with the racetrack. In order for that to become a reality, New Jersey voters would have to approve of casinos outside of Atlantic City.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: May 28, 2015

5-28-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Some Legislators Work to Repeal Superintendent Salary Cap

5-27-15
New Jersey limits superintendents' salaries to $175,000 per year, the same pay as the governor. Some lawmakers argue that the cap is causing many qualified administrators to take jobs in bordering states instead of taking pay cuts.