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Mayor resigns following misconduct conviction

3-11-14
NORTHVALE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mayor has resigned his post following his conviction in a scheme where on-duty Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission employees performed personal home improvements and repairs. The Record ...

2 state GOP lawmakers lose party leadership posts

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers who didn't support keeping Tom Kean Jr. as minority leader in the New Jersey Senate have lost their party leadership posts. State Sens. Kevin O'Toole, who had been the Republican whip, and Christopher ...
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NFL, NJ Transit Skip Assembly Transportation Committee Super Bowl Session

3-10-14
The Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing about how the NFL and NJ Transit handled the Super Bowl in New Jersey, but neither entity participated.
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Sen. Bateman Says Sen. Kean is Holding a Grudge

3-10-14
Sen. Christopher Bateman says Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. is holding a grudge against him because he supported Kevin O'Toole for Minority Leader.
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Asm. Wisniewski: Critical Lapses in Super Bowl Transportation Planning

3-10-14
Transportation Committee Chair John Wisniewski says there were critical lapses in planning for the Super Bowl even though there was more than a year to plan for it.
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Sandy Victims Relay Frustration About Recovery

3-10-14
Residents who are still waiting for Sandy aid told Sen. Menendez about their plight. The senator plans to bring their stories to Washington.
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Bramnick: NJ Can’t Raise Taxes and Be Competitive

3-10-14
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick says that New Jersey cannot raise taxes when it is already not competitive with other states.

NJ lawyers: Ex-Christie aide’s subpoena valid

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal say a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie has shown no valid legal purpose for refusing to comply with a subpoena. Monday's response was to a ...

Judge suspends Pa. ban on super PAC fundraising

3-10-14
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily ordered state officials not to enforce a law that bars corporations and unions from contributing to independent political committees. U.S. District Judge William Caldwell on Monday granted a ...

Winter drives up overtime on NJ toll roads

3-10-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major toll roads had to pay more overtime to keep traffic moving in snowstorms. Officials say it cost $8.4 million in overtime to plow snow and spread salt on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State ...