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Atlantic City plans layoffs to help with budget

9-23-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City plans to ask the state for permission to lay off some city workers. It also wants to re-open most of the union contracts for city workers to achieve salary and benefit reductions. The Press of Atlantic City ...

Transportation funding becomes New Jersey priority

9-23-14
Funding for transportation projects has been a long simmering issue in New Jersey. Now, it's coming to a boil. Last week, a coalition of business, consumer advocate and planning groups called for a new funding structure. Days later, Gov. Chris ...

SEC alleges insider trading in coal acquisition

9-23-14
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators allege in a lawsuit that three men illegally profited from Arch Coal's acquisition of International Coal Group. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit says Frank Tamayo and two other men ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 23, 2014

9-23-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie returning to Iowa for Branstad fundraiser

9-23-14
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Christie Christie is set to visit Iowa next month to appear at a fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad. The campaign for Branstad, who is running for his sixth non-consecutive term, announced Tuesday that ...
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Booker, Pascrell Bills Would Target Health Care Disparities Among Minorities

9-22-14
The ReDUCE Act aims to lessen the disparities for health care among minority groups.
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Non-Profit Offers Broadband to Low Income Students

9-22-14
JerseyOn, a new statewide non-profit, is providing a lifetime of one gigabyte of broadband internet per month for a flat fee of $40 for low income students.

New Jersey transportation commissioner confirmed

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's pick to head New Jersey's Transportation Department has been confirmed by the state Senate. It means Democrat Jamie Fox is returning to a position he also held when Jim McGreevey was governor. Fox's ...
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Bill Would Offer Incentives for People to Live Where They Work

9-22-14
Officials are considering a bill that would encourage police officers, firefighters, teachers and sanitation workers to live where they work by giving them a $10,000 interest-free loan to buy a house.
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Group Tries to Save T. Thomas Fortune Home from Demolition

9-22-14
A group of preservationists are working to keep the home of Timothy Thomas Fortune, a slave who became a journalist, civil rights activist and first African-American newspaper publisher. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark.