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Barge arrives in NJ with coveted road salt

2-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A barge carrying much-needed road salt has arrived in New Jersey as another winter storm approaches. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirms the barge carrying 9,500 tons of road salt has arrived from Maine to ...

Delaware, Nevada sign online poker agreement

2-25-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will soon be allowed to compete against one another online. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a multi-state Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that ...
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NJTV Special Report: State Budget Address

2-25-14
NJTV provides live coverage of Gov. Chris Christie's Budget Address from Trenton Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

NJ Senate pres takes over Philly ironworkers union

2-25-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The embattled Philadelphia ironworkers union has a new administrator, and it's a name familiar on the other side of the Delaware River. New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's taken over Ironworkers Local 401. ...

Delaware, Nevada eye online poker agreement

2-25-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Online poker players in Delaware may soon have a bigger pool of competitors to play against. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell planned to join Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday to sign an agreement establishing a legal ...

NJ lawmakers renewing efforts to pass gun measure

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass legislation that would reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10. The measure passed in the Assembly last year but never came for a vote in the Senate ...

NJ Transit board appoints Hakim as new director

2-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's public transportation agency has a new leader. NJ Transit's board of directors appointed Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim as the agency's executive director during a special meeting Monday in Newark. The 54-year-old Hakim ...

NJ mayor meets with fed prosecutors amid probe

2-24-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has met with federal prosecutors. Tim Donohue, the lawyer for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, confirmed the meeting in a ...
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Dems Say State Budget Must Include Full Pension Payment

2-24-14
Ahead of Gov. Christie's budget address, state Democrats say they won't accept a spending plan without a full payment to the pension system.
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NJ 2nd Amendment Society Pres: Ammunition Limit Issue of Safety

2-24-14
NJ Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo says limiting the ammunition capacity will hurt citizens' ability to protect themselves.