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Delaware, Nevada eye online poker agreement

2-25-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Online poker players in Delaware may soon have a bigger pool of competitors to play against. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell planned to join Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday to sign an agreement establishing a legal ...

NJ lawmakers renewing efforts to pass gun measure

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass legislation that would reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10. The measure passed in the Assembly last year but never came for a vote in the Senate ...

NJ Transit board appoints Hakim as new director

2-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's public transportation agency has a new leader. NJ Transit's board of directors appointed Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim as the agency's executive director during a special meeting Monday in Newark. The 54-year-old Hakim ...

NJ mayor meets with fed prosecutors amid probe

2-24-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has met with federal prosecutors. Tim Donohue, the lawyer for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, confirmed the meeting in a ...
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Dems Say State Budget Must Include Full Pension Payment

2-24-14
Ahead of Gov. Christie's budget address, state Democrats say they won't accept a spending plan without a full payment to the pension system.
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NJ 2nd Amendment Society Pres: Ammunition Limit Issue of Safety

2-24-14
NJ Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo says limiting the ammunition capacity will hurt citizens' ability to protect themselves.
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Conflict of Interest Concerns Surface with Port Authority

2-24-14
Some have questioned Port Authority Board Chairman David Samson's involvement in a deal with NJ Transit that benefited his law firm.

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

2-24-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir. Bernanke told The Associated Press on Monday that he will focus not just on the Fed's response to the 2008 ...
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Asm. Schaer Concerned About Raising Government Officials’ Wages

2-24-14
Gary Schaer, the new Assembly Budget Committee chairman, says other aspects need to be evaluated before government officials get raises.

NJ debt highlighted on eve of Christie budget

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly's budget committee is hearing from the Legislature's fiscal expert on the growing amount of state debt. But the panel will have to wait until Gov. Chris Christie gives his budget address on Tuesday to hear about ...