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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 17, 2014

9-17-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ approves storm buyouts in East Brunswick

9-17-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an ...

Lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse in New Jersey

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled a series of 21 bills aimed at curbing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who chairs the state Senate's health committee, says the state needs treatment, ...

New Jersey’s Christie stumps for NH candidates

9-17-14
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — In his third trip to New Hampshire in as many months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Republican Governors Association will sink significant cash into Republican Walt Havenstein's (HAV'-ehn-styn's) gubernatorial campaign. ...
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State Investment Council Touts Penion Investments

9-16-14
The State Investment Council manages nearly $80 billion in retirement funds and says it exceeded the assumed rate of return by 9 percent. Some are questioning the amount of fees incurred, however.
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Linden Hopes State Officials Renew Red Light Camera Laws

9-16-14
Linden officials like having red light cameras, but keeping them is contingent on the state legislature re-approving red light camera laws.
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Asm. Bramnick: Legisature Should Not Dictate Gun Buyback Program

9-16-14
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says that the legislature should not dictate how the attorney general handles gun buyback programs throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

9-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in ...

Booker says he’ll do just 1 debate in Senate race

9-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's campaign says he has agreed to just one debate in his re-election race against Republican Jeff Bell. The move has set off a debate about debates, with Bell saying the New Jersey Democrat dropped out of ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 16, 2014

9-16-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.