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NJ panel investigating traffic jam scandal to meet

4-3-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The legislative committee investigating a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's former associates will meet next week, presumably to vote to subpoena records from the governor's lawyers. Committee ...
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ELEC Exec. Director: Reforming Pay-To-Play Would Simplify It

4-3-14
Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle says that reforming the pay-to-play law would make it more understandable and enforceable.

Christie pushes school calendar extension

4-3-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has assured a 10th grader attending Thursday's town hall meeting that his proposal to extend the school day and year won't affect her. The teenager asked Christie why he proposed having students spend ...

2 New Jersey towns contesting audits on Sandy aid

4-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements. In a report made public Wednesday, the Homeland Security ...

Republican governors raise $33M under Christie

4-3-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors have given $33 million to the Republican Governors Association since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the helm late last year. The committee to elect GOP governors on Thursday announced it raised $23.5 million during the ...
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New Jersey Prosecutors: Legalize Marijuana in the Garden State

4-2-14
Members of the New Jersey Municipal Prosecutors Association support Sen. Scutari's bill to legalize marijuana in the state, saying it wastes taxpayer dollars.
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Terra Tech Hopes to Corner Marijuana Market

4-2-14
The company Terra Tech has invested $5 million to expand its facility in the hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational use.
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Asm. O’Scanlon: Current Budget Has One of the Lowest Gaps

4-2-14
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon says the latest state budget at $34.4 billion has one of the lowest gaps in the past three years and Gov. Christie is making pension payments at higher rates and more consistently than anyone in the last 25 years.
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Asm. Schaer: Pension Issues Were Addressed Three Years Ago

4-2-14
Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schaer says that pension reform was done three years ago and other issues now need to be the priority.
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Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

4-2-14
Municipalities have signed up for the New Jersey Community Tree Recovery Campaign, which will hand out tree seedlings to more than 100 communities.