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Unexpected $200M in State Revenue Will Go Toward Pensions

5-6-15
During the Assembly budget hearing, the state treasurer announced an unexpected $200 million windfall, which will be used for the public pension payment. But New Jersey will still owe more than $1 billion.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: May 6, 2015

5-6-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie Conditionally Vetoes Bill to Allow NJ to Pull Out of Waterfront Commission

5-5-15
Gov. Christie conditionally vetoed a bill for New Jersey to pull out of the New York and New Jersey Waterfront Commission, which Congress created 60 years ago. Supporters of the bill say the Commission is impeding job creation.

Lawmakers Push for New Home Fire Safety Act

5-5-15
After a devastating fire in Edgewater, lawmakers have approved the New Home Fire Safety Act, which would mandate all new one- and two-family dwellings to have sprinkler systems. The bill has passed both chambers and awaits the governor's signature.

Questioning Benefits of Big Business Tax Breaks

5-5-15
A new study has found the tax subsidies granted to major corporations could lead to the state losing $97 million.

Rep. Pascrell Touts SBA Services in Secaucus

5-5-15
Congressman Bill Pascrell headlined a walking tour of small businesses in Secaucus where he spoke with owners about the services the Small Business Administration can provide.

Asm. Bramnick: If Christie Was Involved in Bridgegate, We Would Know By Now

5-5-15
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says if Gov. Christie was a key player in the plan to close lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in 2013, the public would know about it by now since so many people have been asking questions.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: May 5, 2015

5-5-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Baroni, Kelly Plead Not Guilty to Charges Related to GWB Lane Closures

5-4-15
During their arraignment, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired with David Wildstein to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge as political payback to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Gov. Christie's reelection bid.

Poll: Majority Don’t Believe Christie is Being Completely Honest About GWB Scandal

5-4-15
A new Monmouth University poll has found 69 percent of respondents say Gov. Christie hasn't been completely honest about his knowledge of the GWB scandal.