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NJ gov taps new comptroller, school building chief

12-19-13
TRNETON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie continues to make changes in his top staff heading into his second term. The governor announced several personnel moves Thursday. Christie is getting a new chief counsel, comptroller and Schools Development ...

Finance officer in north NJ gets 6th public job

12-19-13
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — A municipal finance officer and tax collector in northern New Jersey has just landed his sixth public job. The Asbury Park Press reports that the Highlands borough council agreed Wednesday to pay Patrick DeBlasio $40,000 ...
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Gov. Christie Announces New Comptroller, Chief Counsel

12-19-13
Mark Larkins will become the state's new comptroller and Christopher Porrino will be the governor's new chief counsel.

AC gets grant to avert firefighter layoffs

12-19-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City has landed a federal grant that will allow it to avert laying off 51 firefighters for two years. Word of the 2-year, $8.7 million grant came on Wednesday. The city initially received $9.7 million in 2011, ...

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

12-19-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced that six states have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and ...
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Christie Defends Drug Court at Paterson Graduation

12-18-13
Gov. Chris Christie says drug addiction is an illness and he's proud that first-time offenders are sent to treatment instead of prison.

Moody’s lowers NJ credit outlook

12-18-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A major credit rating agency has lowered the outlook for New Jersey to negative from stable, in part because tax collections are behind expectations due to a sluggish economic recovery. Moody's Investor Service announced the ...

Bill would limit access to mug shots in NJ

12-18-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey might make it difficult for the public to have access to mug shots of criminal suspects. The Assembly on Thursday is set to vote on a bill that would limit the release of the photos until after a person is convicted ...

NJ tax collections top November target

12-17-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey collected $1.73 billion in taxes last month, 1 percent better than expected but off slightly through the first five months of the fiscal year. The Treasury Department's monthly revenue report indicates strong ...
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DPW Workers Take to the Streets for Another Snowstorm

12-17-13
As snow fell in New Jersey throughout Tuesday, salt truck drivers were out in force clearing roadways for motorists.