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Students Work for Legislation to Protect Turtles

5-18-15
Students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science have testified in front of a Senate committee to push for legislation that would change the designation for diamondback terrapins, turtles that live in New Jersey.

DEP Evaluates South Jersey Gas Pipeline Route Through Pinelands

5-15-15
The DEP letter evaluating potential pipeline routes calls South Jersey Gas' initial proposal the "preferred alternative."

Booker, Menendez Call for Increased Transportation Funding

5-15-15
In the wake of the deadly Amtrak derailment, Sens. Booker and Menendez called on their Republican colleagues for more transportation funding to help avoid future tragedies.

NJ Dems Propose Bill to Reduce Out-of-Network Health Care Costs

5-15-15
The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act aims to cap prices and treat out-of-network fees more like in-network rates.

Data: 10% of Fatal Car Crashes Involved Drivers Without Valid Licenses

5-15-15
Statistics show that 10 percent of fatal car crashes between 2010 and 2013 involved a driver without a valid license.

Audible approved for $39.3 million incentive to create new tech center in Newark

5-15-15
The EDA approved a 10-year, $39.3 million Grow New Jersey award to Audible Inc. to create a new technology center in Newark.

Christie Defends Pension Stance at Sparta Town Hall

5-14-15
At his 137th town hall, Gov. Christie reiterated his position that the state can't afford to maintain its current pension system for public employees.

Coalition Plans Pushback Against NJ Transit Fare Hikes

5-14-15
Three Democratic mayors and community activists want to stop NJ Transit from raising fares as has been proposed.

NJ BPU Nears Deal with Verizon to Deregulate Landline Phone Service

5-14-15
Verizon and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities are in talks to deregulate landline phone service, which critics say would raise rates. But Verizon says competitive choices still remain available.

NJ Man Among the Dead in Amtrak Train Derailment

5-13-15
Jim Gaines of Plainsboro was one of at least seven people who were killed after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia.