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Christie Announces Atlantic City Electric Merger

12-5-16
Atlantic City Electric and Exelon announced a merger that would double the amount of incentives provided to Atlantic City Electric's customers and constituencies.
161202Vannozzi

NJ Schools Can Hire Retired Police Officers for Security

12-2-16
A new law gives districts the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.
161202Flanagan

Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Complaint

12-2-16
Longtime Christie critic Bill Brennan is accusing the governor of official misconduct. A judge has denied his request to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.
161202Cruz

Court Rebuffs Christie Civil Service Changes

12-2-16
An appeals court ruled changes to civil service rules were unconstitutional and that the Legislature did have the power to veto the governor's changes. The administration could appeal to the state Supreme Court.
161202Delmore

U.S. Department of Homland Security to Expand Airport Preclearance Program

12-2-16
The preclearance program allows people traveling to the United States to be screened by U.S. Customs officials before they set foot on American soil.
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Former Gov. Tom Kean Discusses Current Political Climate

12-1-16
Former Gov. Tom Kean weighed in on divisions in the country, what a Trump administration could be like, the state of the Republican Party and what's facing the next New Jersey governor.
161201Delmore

NJ to Get $18M in Federal Money for Pre-K

12-1-16
This year’s federal grant will allow 17 New Jersey school districts to continue their work and start up new pre-K programs, sending 2,000 4-year-olds through their doors, 6,000 total since the start of the Preschool Development Grant Program, aimed at lifting up children from low- to moderate-income families.
161201Cruz

HUD Says Smoking Ban at Public Housing is 18 Months Away

12-1-16
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will be banning smoking in its public housing facilities. The agency says the ban will save over $150 million a year.
161201Hill

Newark Police and Religious Leaders Team Up

12-1-16
The city’s hope is the public seeing cops and clergy together will build ties and trust between communities and the police department.
161130Vannozzi

NJ Supreme Court Weighs Affordable Housing Obligations

11-30-16
The state Supreme Court heard arguments challenging a lower court ruling that told towns they don't have to make up for housing obligations missed between 1999 and 2015.