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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 1, 2014

8-1-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey returns $125M to residents

8-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey returned a record $125.1 million in unclaimed property and funds to residents during the last fiscal year. The Unclaimed Property Administration says 70,762 people submitted claims during the 2014 fiscal year. ...

Christie’s bully pulpit sparks ethics complaint

8-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has been slapped with an ethics complaint after he endorsed a local beach pavilion-building project. Vincent Ehmann of Belmar says he believes it was improper for the governor to take sides on his town's ...

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

8-1-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf. Members of Alpha Company, 2-113th ...
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Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

7-31-14
After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.
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Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

7-31-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.
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Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services

7-31-14
Despite a change of name and practices, some still worry that the Division of Child Protection and Permanency isn't doing enough to protect New Jersey kids.
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Princeton Mayor Upset with Affordable Housing Changes

7-31-14
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert says reducing the affordable housing obligation for municipalities is a bad idea because it will create concentrations of poverty.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Christie signs gambling self-exclusion bill

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that allows gamblers to ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The law applies to people who sign up and make the ...