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NJ agency blocks housing on Princeton Battlefield

1-16-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A land-use commission has dealt a setback to plans by a prominent academic institute in Princeton, N.J., to build housing on a privately owned portion of a Revolutionary War battlefield. The Delaware and Raritan Canal ...
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New Round of Subpoenas in GWB Investigation

1-16-14
The Senate and Assembly have unanimously approved the creation of separate investigative committees to look into the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
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Christie Attempts to Change the Subject in Manahawkin Visit

1-16-14
Gov. Christie met with residents still struggling after Hurricane Sandy in Manahawkin, telling them nothing will distract him from recovery.
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Asw. Oliver Says Port Authority Investigations Started Before GWB Lane Closures

1-16-14
Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34) says that investigations on the Port Authority began prior to lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
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Professor: Christie Hired Legal Team to Determine What’s Privileged in GWB Investigation

1-16-14
Seton Hall Associate Political Science Professor Robert Pallitto says Gov. Christie wants to get a legal opinion about what information is releasable in the GWB investigation and what is privileged.

Feds: Sandy ad audit not aimed at NJ bid award

1-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal official says an audit of New Jersey's $25 million tourism marketing campaign after Superstorm Sandy is not an investigation of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's awarding of the contract. Democrats have criticized the ...
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Senate President Sweeney Says Both GWB Committees Will Coordinate In Investigation

1-16-14
New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) says that both the Senate and Assembly will coordinate to get answers on the GWB lane closures.

US senator: No evidence NJ traffic study was legit

1-16-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator looking into the closures of lanes leading up to a major New Jersey bridge says he has received "zero evidence" that the closings were "part of a legitimate traffic study." Jay Rockefeller IV had sent a series of ...

Boehner: House won’t repeal flood insurance hikes

1-16-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House won't take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners who have long paid below-market rates with big ...

Pa. casinos suffer revenue hit despite table games

1-16-14
Gamblers at Pennsylvania casinos continued to hit the tables in a big way last year, but all those hands of blackjack and spins of the roulette wheel still weren't enough to prevent the industry from suffering its first overall revenue decline since ...