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Cuomo to NY-NJ Port Authority: Lower airport noise

3-25-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the Port Authority to address noise issues at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and concerns of residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County on Long Island. Authority Executive Director ...
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U.S. Sec. of Health: There’s a Surge of Interest in ACA

3-24-14
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says that there has been a surge of interest and signups in the Affordable Care Act as the deadline to enroll approaches.
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Internal Report: Christie Knew Nothing About Lane Closure

3-24-14
A report prepared by Randy Mastro is expected to conclude that Gov. Christie was not involved in the decision to close lanes leading up to the GWB, but Democrats are criticizing the process.
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Sen. Scutari Introduces Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

3-24-14
Sen. Nicholas Scutari says the bill would create a strict regulatory system to allow adults to purchase and grow limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. Gov. Christie has said he won't decriminalize marijuana.

Ex-police officer sentenced for overtime theft

3-24-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for padding his paycheck. Former Milltown police Lt. Douglas Cole was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. He also will have to pay $4,920 ...

Foreign internet betting firms measure advances

3-24-14
A plan to let New Jersey casino regulators oversee foreign Internet gambling companies if they move their operations to Atlantic City has moved a step closer to approval. A state senate wagering committee approved the bill Monday. The measure is ...

Democrat: Report clearing Gov. Christie incomplete

3-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback plot says a review undertaken by Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers lacks credibility because it is missing information from key players. Assemblyman John ...

NJ senator wants tax on marijuana to pay for roads

3-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state's roads and bridges. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, announced his plan Monday. He says 70 percent of ...

In NJ, flood insurance isn’t just a shore worry

3-24-14
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — While the New Jersey shore and some northern New Jersey river communities have been hit hard by flooding, the residents there are not the only ones seeing flood insurance rates go up. There are more than 88,000 flood ...

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

3-23-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's ...