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160606Hill

Working to Stop Wage Theft

6-6-16
New Jersey lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for the passage of a bill that would allow wage theft victims to have their claims heard by the state Labor Department and municipal and superior courts, allow disorderly persons’ charges against violators and increase the statute of limitations to recover unpaid wages from two to six years.
160606Flanagan

Former NJ Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Unlawful’ Practices

6-6-16
A former Uber driver from New Jersey who says he got fed up with low pay, long hours and no overtime has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Uber of “unlawful wage policies and practices.”
160606Pallone

Rep. Pallone Discusses NFL Concussion Research

6-6-16
Congressman Frank Pallone discusses how the NFL tried to influence research on the effects of concussions.
160603Cruz

Sweeney, North Jersey Allies Kick Off Campaign for North Jersey Casino Expansion

6-3-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney joined with Bergen County Democrats and union officials to kick off a campaign for North Jersey casino expansion, an effort he says is a win for the entire state.
160603Flanagan

NJ Horse Racing Industry Struggles

6-3-16
Overall, New Jersey’s horse racing industry has fallen far behind its competitors in neighboring states, particularly since tracks were privatized five years ago and lost $30 million a year in casino subsidies.
160603Payne

Representative Donald Payne Jr. Talks Gun Violence Prevention

6-3-16
A gun violence prevention forum brought together state and local officials to talk about gun safety reforms. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. sums up what he got from the forum.
160602Cruz

Gun Control Discussed in Assembly Committee as Gun Violence Continues Unabated

6-2-16
The Assembly's Law and Public Safety Committee met to discuss gun control efforts.
160602Aron

Assembly Speaker Defends AC Bill, Talks Funding TTF

6-2-16
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talks about the changes in the final version of the Atlantic City rescue bill and about the importance of funding the Transportation Trust Fund.
160602Delmore

Bill Would Allow Police to Check Cell Phones at Accident Scenes

6-2-16
Sen. Codey has introduced legislation that would authorize law enforcement to check on the spot whether a driver was using a cell phone at the time of an accident.
160601Aron

Hillary Clinton Rallies Support at Rutgers-Newark

6-1-16
Less than a week before the New Jersey primary, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Rutgers-Newark with support from Sen. Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne and state Sen. Teresa Ruiz.