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11 Percent of 911 System Fees Spent on Operation

4-24-17
New Jersey collects $120 million a year in 911 fees but only about 11 percent is spent on keeping the system operating, and zero goes to the couple hundred local and county 911 centers.

Fulop Holds Firm on Fixing Bail Reform ‘Loophole’

4-24-17
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says that carrying an illegal firearm should be classified as a violent offense, which is not the case under the new bail reform system.

Drill Prepares Search and Rescue Teams for Disaster

4-21-17
Operation Fallout at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a drill to train members of search and rescue teams how to respond to a disaster like a building collapse, an explosion or an act of terrorism.

Christie Defends Transportation Decisions, Criticizes Media

4-21-17
During his radio call-in show Ask the Governor, Gov. Christie defended his decision to cancel the ARC Tunnel project in 2010. He also said he's increased NJ Transit's budget during his tenure as governor.

Amazon Opens Carteret Fulfillment Center, Plans Three More in NJ

4-21-17
The Amazon fulfillment center in Carteret is the largest in the state. And there are three more centers on the way in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township.

Calls for Needed Infrastructure Updates at Regional Plan Association Assembly

4-21-17
Officials, including former Vice President Joe Biden, sounded the alarm about crumbling infrastructure during the Regional Plan Association Assembly. The train tunnel under the Hudson River was a major topic of discussion.

Dept. of Children and Families Commissioner Proud of Progress

4-21-17
Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake says she is proud of department staff for the work they've done to improve the quality of support offered in New Jersey.

NJ Dept. of Health Upbeat at Budget Hearing Despite Obamacare Uncertainty

4-20-17
Although the fate of the Affordable Care Act is unclear, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett reported that the state is expanding health information exchange and increasing quality, access and safety.

Officials Tout Atlantic City Redevelopment Project Amid Critics of State Control

4-20-17
The $220 million Atlantic City Gateway Project will combine an upscale corporate headquarters for South Jersey Gas and an oceanfront Stockton University residential campus.

Ask the Governor: April 20, 2017

4-20-17
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor” on NJ 101.5, hosted by Eric Scott Thursday at 7 p.m.