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Mixed Opinions on Rollout of New Jersey Bail Reform

2-17-17
Police departments say the implementation of bail reform, which eliminates monetary bail, has endangered the public. But judges and prosecutors have a different view, saying the program is an improvement, though it does need some tweaks.

Booker, Christie Highlight Chamber’s Congressional Dinner

2-17-17
The 80th Annual Walk to Washington Congressional Dinner featured speeches from Gov. Christie and Sen. Cory Booker.

Former Party Chairs Assess Trump’s Work So Far

2-16-17
Former Somerset County Republican Chairman Dale Florio and former Cumberland County Democratic Chairman Lou Magazzu discuss President Trump's progress in the White House.

Port Authority Approves $32 Billion Capital Plan

2-16-17
The Port Authority’s $32 billion capital plan is moving forward after months of delay and more than a little controversy.

Day Without Immigrants Halts Business in Perth Amboy

2-16-17
Many businesses across Perth Amboy didn’t open to show their support for the Day Without Immigrants protest against President Trump’s immigration policies.

Chamber Train Rolls to Washington Amid Stress Over Trump

2-16-17
Politicians, lobbyists and business leaders from New Jersey were in attendance for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 80th Annual Walk to Washington.

New Law Aims to Stem Opioid Addiction Crisis

2-16-17
Gov. Christie signed a bill that limits initial opioid prescriptions, requires insurance companies provide health coverage for up to six months for medically ordered substance abuse treatment and requires a doctor/patient conversation about opioid risks prior to prescribing.

Christie Signs Bill Addressing Opioid Epidemic

2-15-17
Immediately after the Assembly passed a bill that mandates six months of drug treatment and puts a five-day limit on prescriptions of pain pills, Gov. Christie signed.

Union Workers Rally Against Labor Secretary Nominee

2-15-17
A coalition of workers’ unions rallied on the steps of Newark City Hall and marched to oppose the Trump administration’s Labor secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, who later withdrew.

Pascrell to Trump: Release Your Tax Returns

2-15-17
Representative Bill Pascrell says it's imperative that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so his relationships with other countries and his investments can be known.