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140522Budget

Budget Committee Chairman Questions Legality of Scaling Back Pension Payments

5-22-14
Sen. Paul Sarlo asked State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff if cutting back on the state's pension payments, as Gov. Christie has proposed, is legal.
140522Pension

Group Rallies Against Cuts to Pension Payment

5-22-14
Democratic lawmakers joined others to speak out against Gov. Christie's plan to cut the state's pension payment and call for a millionaire's tax.
140522Duffy

Report Finds Bail Practices Need Reform

5-22-14
An investigative committee has found that certain aspects of the bail system should be changed.

NJ biz owner admits lying to get federal contracts

5-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey business owner has admitted she falsely claimed her business was owned by a service-disabled veteran so she could get dozens of government contracts. Miriam Friedman entered her plea in federal court in ...
140522Hanson

DRPA CEO: Spending Will Be on Transportation Projects Only

5-22-14
Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the organization will no longer be spending money on non-transportation projects.
140522Wanko

Sweeney Hopes to Override Conditional Veto of Sandy Bill of Rights

5-22-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he is working to override Gov. Christie's conditional veto of the Sandy Bill of Rights.

Govs. Scott, Christie holding Tampa port event

5-22-14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a campaign event to highlight funding for Tampa's port and others across the state. The two Republican governors appeared Thursday afternoon at Port Hendry, ...

Casino lobby drops pro-Internet gambling advocacy

5-22-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's main lobbying group has quietly ended its efforts to legalize online gambling as its members stake starkly different positions on the matter. American Gaming Association officials said Thursday that the group ...

Jersey City files suit against the Port Authority

5-22-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a lawsuit filed against the agency by Jersey City officials has no merit. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking $400 million for what ...

New Jersey targets opiate addiction with ads

5-22-14
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has launched an ad campaign and website targeting opiate addiction. Thursday's announcement by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse represents the implementation of the first of the recommendations ...