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Q&A: New Jersey’s sports gambling push

9-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not ...
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Christie, Wisniewski Spar Over GWB Investigative Committee

9-19-14
Gov. Christie has said the GWB investigative committee should stop looking into the matter since the U.S. attorney's office announced it found no evidence linking him to the lane closures, but Assemblyman John Wisniewski says the committee has more work to do.
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Those with Outstanding Tax Bills Can Pay without Penalty

9-19-14
An initiative under the Christie administration allows those with outstanding tax bills to pay now in exchange for reduced or eliminated penalties.
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Report: NJ Spends $2M on State Roadways Per Mile

9-19-14
The Reason Foundation reports that $2 million is spent on state-run roadways per mile, but New Jersey is at the bottom for highway performance.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 19, 2014

9-19-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey stops reporting 1 revenue measurement

9-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department is changing how it reports revenue each month to leave out data showing how many dollars the state is ahead or behind in its budget projections. The department says in a release that the new ...
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: Sept. 18, 2014

9-18-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Thursday at 7 p.m.
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Port Authority Reform Bill Advances Through Senate Committee

9-18-14
A measure calling for reforms to the Port Authority has cleared a Senate committee, but it must be passed in New Jersey and New York with signatures from both governors in order to be enacted.
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Municipalities Enact Paid Sick Leave

9-18-14
A movement to require businesses to provide paid sick days has picked up steam with six municipalities implementing it. Others are putting the question on the ballot in November.
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New Law Will Change Alimony Rules

9-18-14
Gov. Christie signed a bill reforming alimony in the state. Unless marriage lasted for more than 20 years or there are exceptional circumstances, payments will be limited to the number of years the couple was married.