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160616Delmore

Bill Would Classify Bump Keys as Burglary Tools

6-16-16
Assemblyman Dave Rible, a certified forensic locksmith, wants legislation passed that would make it illegal to possess bump keys, which are used to defeat locks.
160616Booker

Sen. Booker Talks Urgency for Common Sense Gun Control Laws

6-16-16
Sen. Cory Booker says we need stricter gun control laws so ISIS and al-Qaida can't exploit loopholes to acquire weapons to use in terror attacks.
160615Aron

Report: Emails Suggest Unit of Christie Office Engaged in Political Activity

6-15-16
Politico reported that emails came out in court documents showing Gov. Christie's Intergovernmental Affairs unit, which has since been disbanded, may have been improperly engaged in political activity.
160615Cruz

Cannabis Legalization Is Not a Pipe Dream, Says Sen. Scutari

6-15-16
Sen. Nick Scutari visited Colorado to assess how that state is dealing with legalized recreational marijuana use. He hopes to legalize it in New Jersey.
160615Vannozzi

Sen. Lesniak Proposes Revamp of Jet Fuel Tax

6-15-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak proposed revising the jet fuel tax to include all jet fuel dispensed in the Garden State, not just what is consumed in New Jersey.
160614Cruz

Sen. Beck: New Jerseyans ‘Absolutely Opposed’ to 23-Cent Gas Tax Hike

6-14-16
Sen. Jennifer Beck was at a rally in Freehold to speak out against a proposal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund with a 23-cent gas tax increase. She has outlined a plan for the TTF that wouldn't raise the gas tax.
160614Delmore

Former Gov. Whitman: Trump is Dividing Republican Party

6-14-16
Donald Trump has made controversial remarks throughout his presidential campaign. Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman says many in her party can't bring themselves to support Trump and it's dividing the party. The mayor and deputy mayor in Hackensack have renounced their party affiliation and are now Independents.
160514Flanagan

Disagreement Over How to Help Puerto Rico with Debt Crisis

6-14-16
The House passed the Promesa Bill to help Puerto Rico pay its debt, but some say it's not the right action to take for the island.
160614MacArthur

Rep. MacArthur Champions Benefits for Adoptive Military Parents

6-14-16
Congressman Tom MacArthur helped create legislation, that if passed, would expand family leave services to military families that adopt children.
160613Aron

Lawmakers Present 10-Year Transportation Trust Fund Plan

6-13-16
The bipartisan Transportation Trust Fund plan would raise the gas tax by as much as 23 cents per gallon while phasing out the estate tax.