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Probes at home trip up potential 2016 candidates

6-20-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was Chris Christie, humbled by members of his staff who shut down a bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan in an apparent act of political retribution. Now it's Scott Walker, who prosecutors in Wisconsin believe acted ...

Christie: Havenstein right pick for New Hampshire

6-20-14
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein (HAV'-ehn-styne) is the right pick to get New Hampshire's economy going. At a campaign stop Friday at T-Bones restaurant in Manchester, ...

Kentucky receiving $900K for workforce database

6-20-14
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being ...

Rutgers Board of Governors elects new chair

6-19-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers Board of Governors has elected a new chair. Greg Brown will assume the post July 1. He was elected Thursday at the board's meeting in New Brunswick. The Barrington Hills, Ill.-resident is a Rutgers alumnus ...
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Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominees, With Some Dissent

6-19-14
Some Republican senators disagreed with reconfirming Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both he and Lee Solomon received enough votes to be on the Supreme Court.
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Asm. Schaer: Budget Needs to Meet the People’s Needs

6-19-14
Assemblyman Gary Schaer says that when forming the state budget, the first priority has to be meeting the needs of the people.
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Senate Panel Votes to Loosen Teacher Residency Requirements

6-19-14
A group of senators voted a bill out of committee that would exempt counties bordering other states from having to employ only teachers who live in New Jersey.
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Officials Gather to Discuss Climate Change

6-19-14
Lawmakers and environmental activists were part of a press conference about the environment where they called on opponents to acknowledge climate change.
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Asw. Handlin Says Tax Increase Proposal Would Be Dead on Arrival

6-19-14
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin says that any tax increase, as proposed by Senate Democratic leaders, would be dead on arrival.

Assembly budget plan funds pensions, raises taxes

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly is crafting its own state budget proposal that fully funds the public worker pension obligation and restores funding to women's health centers and other core Democratic constituencies. Assembly Speaker ...