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Democrat: Report clearing Gov. Christie incomplete

3-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback plot says a review undertaken by Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers lacks credibility because it is missing information from key players. Assemblyman John ...

NJ senator wants tax on marijuana to pay for roads

3-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state's roads and bridges. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, announced his plan Monday. He says 70 percent of ...

In NJ, flood insurance isn’t just a shore worry

3-24-14
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — While the New Jersey shore and some northern New Jersey river communities have been hit hard by flooding, the residents there are not the only ones seeing flood insurance rates go up. There are more than 88,000 flood ...

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

3-23-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's ...

Christie’s dissenters become more vocal, visible

3-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Critics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are becoming more vocal — and more visible. Opponents are showing up at his public and private events to hurl criticisms and question his knowledge of a plot to tie up traffic near ...

Lawyers for 2 ex-Christie aides call for immunity

3-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two former underlings of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say lawmakers should be able to offer their clients immunity from prosecution in exchange for providing information for their investigation of ...
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Sen. Allen: Confident Child Predator Act Will Pass

3-21-14
Sen. Diane Allen said that she is confident that Christie would sign the Jessica Lunsford Act, a child predator bill.
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Political Roundtable: March 21, 2014

3-21-14
Republican Strategist Dale Florio and Democratic Strategist Steve Ayscue discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...

Top NJ court to hear case on Camden police change

3-21-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court has agreed to hear a case on whether it was OK for Camden to dissolve its police force and bring in a new county-run department without voter approval. The state Supreme Court announced Thursday that it ...