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Mix-up on nominations threatens Trenton election

4-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge is being asked to rule on whether candidates for mayor and city council in Trenton can stay on the ballot even though they didn't gather as many signatures as required under state law. The city clerk has ...

Report: New Jersey town could lose Sandy aid

4-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government says more than $4 million in Superstorm Sandy aid promised to a New Jersey shore town should be reallocated or repaid because it was not needed. The Homeland Security Department's Inspector General's ...

Man accused of torching mayoral candidate’s bus

4-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayoral race in New Jersey's largest city is literally heating up. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of setting fire to Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka's campaign bus. Authorities say ...

US embroiled in Japan-Korea tussle over history

4-2-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some American cities are finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea. Korean-Americans have won approval for local memorials for the victims of Japanese sexual slavery ...
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Legislators Question State Treasurer About Budget Numbers

4-1-14
Democrats are skeptical about projections from Gov. Christie regarding the state's revenues.
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Sen. Sarlo: Senate Budget Committee Hearing Was Frustrating

4-1-14
Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Paul Sarlo says the Senate Committee Budget Hearing was frustrating because Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff did not have answers for all the legislators' questions.
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NJ Spotlight Founder: There’s No Clarity On School Funding Formula

4-1-14
NJ Spotlight Founder John Mooney says that the school funding formula is confusing.

Fewer than 600 appeal denials for NJ Sandy aid

4-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About one-tenth of the New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer. The state's Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 ...

Split decision in gay couple lawsuit over photo

4-1-14
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a gay New Jersey couple whose engagement photo was used in campaign attack mailers in Colorado. U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel agreed the photo's use was noncommercial ...

Cumberland County GOP chair accused of theft

4-1-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused the chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party of swindling an elderly patient at his rehabilitation center of more than $149,000. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Greco Jr. of Vineland ...