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Governor’s Focus on Drug Abuse Awareness Bumps Into His Lieutenant’s Campaign Launch

Gov. Christie met with recovering addicts and staff at a Newark drug treatment facility while Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno officially announced she's running for governor.

NJ Officials Deciding Whether to Attend Trump Inauguration

After Georgia Congressman John Lewis called for a boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration, members of the New Jersey delegation are deciding whether or not they will attend.

Microgrids Could Help Reduce Mass Power Outages

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is offering towns money to conduct feasibility studies to create microgrids, which work as small-scale, localized power systems.

Judges to Consider New Guidelines When Sentencing Juveniles

A new Supreme Court ruling means New Jersey judges will have to consider factors like age, immaturity, family environment and peer pressure before giving a lengthy sentence to juveniles convicted of violent crimes.

Bond Industry Reeling From Bail Reform

New bail reform laws to keep poor defendants out of jail are already starting to impact the bail bond industry.

If Obamacare is Repealed, Will it be Replaced?

Republicans say they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but there is no discernible timeline for a replacement.

Charlie’s Law Would Impose Fines for Denying Service Dog Access

A Cherry Hill high school student went to the State House in support of Charlie's Law, named after his service dog. The measure would fine those denying access to the animals.

Special Education Schools Worried About DOE Proposals

The state Department of Education is proposing to freeze and cap staff salary at private special needs schools, lower the salary cap for therapists, return revenue from sales of the schools to the public district, lower the caps for website operations and for professional development.

Debate Over Proposed $300M State House Renovation Plan

The state treasurer told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that the State House needs a complete overhaul. But some officials want to see if there's a "no frills" version of upgrades that would suffice.

Assembly Speaker Discusses Drug Treatment, Education Funding

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto discusses what will happen to Medicaid in New Jersey without the Affordable Care Act and education funding following Christie's State of the State.