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Worry Over Trump’s Reversal of Transgender Student Bathroom Policy

2-24-17
Some are concerned after President Trump reversed the directive allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and facilities of their choice in public schools. But others say it's a states' rights issue.

Senate President Talks School Funding Formula

2-24-17
Senate President Steve Sweeney discusses the state's school funding formula, the governor's budget address, pension payments and more.

Reporters Discuss State of New Jersey During Chamber Networking Breakfast

2-24-17
NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron hosted a special edition of Reporters Roundtable at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington networking breakfast.

Record Numbers Turn Out for Lance Town Hall

2-23-17
Congressman Leonard Lance met with the largest crowd in his career of 41 town hall meetings. He faced constituents who were angry about the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on NJ Transit Operations

2-23-17
Members of the Senate and Assembly met in Hackensack for a public hearing aimed at improving NJ Transit operations.

Activists Arrested During Immigration Policy Protest

2-23-17
Police arrested five protesters for blocking a street during a demonstration against President Trump’s immigration policy at a federal immigration detention center in Elizabeth.

Panel Considers Adding Ailments Medical Marijuana Can Treat

2-22-17
A panel convened by the New Jersey Health Department is considering whether to expand the qualifications to use medical marijuana.

City Mayors Defend Current School Funding Formula

2-22-17
Newark and Jersey City mayors went before the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness to explain why they think the current aid structure makes sense for the state.

Concerns Over Possible Affordable Care Act Repeal

2-22-17
A New Jersey Policy Perspective report found over 1 million residents would lose benefits, the state would lose over $4 billion a year in federal funds, 86,000 jobs would be lost and almost 800 would die as a result of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Homeland Security Memos Outline Plan to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants

2-21-17
President Trump is empowering the Department of Homeland Security to carry out his executive order on immigration. Memos released today call for swift action in identifying, detaining and deporting unauthorized immigrants.