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Protesters Call for More Homeless Services as Lakewood Tent City Demolished

6-2-14
The tent city in Lakewood has been demolished, even as protesters complain there aren't enough options for the homeless in Ocean County.

Rating agency warns NJ of possible downgrade

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has put New Jersey on notice. Standard & Poor's warns it could lower the state's credit rating within 90 days depending on the outcome of budget deliberations and other developments. The agency placed the ...

HUD OK’s NJ plan to spend 2nd round of Sandy aid

6-2-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has approved New Jersey's plans to spend $1.46 billion in the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was reached Friday ...

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 2, 2014

6-2-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie signs sex offender bill into law

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the 46th state to enact a law toughening penalties for sex offenders who prey on children. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law known as the "Jessica Lunsford Act," which imposes mandatory 25-year terms ...

Comic Larry Storch named Fort Lee mayor for day

6-2-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The northern New Jersey town that experienced traffic jams when approach lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed has called in the cavalry. Fort Lee named "F Troop" actor Larry Storch mayor for a day on ...

Lawmakers look at changing Rutgers board makeup

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Senate's Higher Education Committee has advanced a proposal that would let the governor and lawmakers select more members of Rutgers University's governing board. The full Senate will vote on the plan next week. It would ...

Mississippi Senate race tops Tuesday’s 8 primaries

6-1-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strange twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention in Tuesday's primary elections in eight states. Sen. Thad Cochran seeks a seventh six-year term. He faces tea party-backed state Sen. Chris ...

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell passed on doomed jet

6-1-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven. Rendell says Katz tried to persuade him Friday to attend an event at historian ...