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Senate forgoes vote on Pinelands panel nominees

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have declined to vote on a pair of Gov. Chris Christie's nominees for a Pinelands regulatory panel, nine months after the agency defeated a plan to run a natural-gas pipeline through the region. The state ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 16, 2014

10-16-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that was overwhelmingly passed earlier this week in the state Senate. It's ...

Poll: Trust in Christie hits all-time low

10-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are increasingly suspicious of Gov. Chris Christie. That's according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out Thursday. Pollsters found voters' trust in the Republican governor has continued to decline beyond an all-time ...

New Jersey will OK real-money skill gambling

10-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Those free games people download and play on their phones could be the next big thing in gambling. New Jersey casino regulators say they are ready to approve gambling on social games that involve an element of skill. ...

Christie stops short of endorsing Ebola travel ban

10-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie stopped short of joining fellow Republicans in endorsing a proposed ban on travel from the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. Christie said during a Wednesday night radio interview that ...
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Towns Reconsider Curfews After Lawsuit

10-15-14
After a Wanaque teen sued over the town's curfew and won, other municipalities are rescinding their curfews for teens.
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Concern Artificial Turf Could Cause Cancer

10-15-14
Many are worried that the chemicals used in artificial turf playing fields could cause cancer. Congressman Frank Pallone wants a more thorough investigation conducted.
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Ask the Governor: Oct. 15, 2014

10-15-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Pelosi visits NJ as Obama cancels

10-15-14
UNION, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama has canceled his planned trip to New Jersey for a fundraising event, but House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will still be in the state. The White House announced Wednesday that the president's trip to New ...