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Newark Superintendent Talks School Funding, Teacher Contract and More

Newark's state appointed Superintendent Chris Cerf wants elected officials to equitably fund school districts, hopes to negotiate a contract with the district's teachers and talks about the progress in student achievement.

Lawmakers Want to Stop Port Authority from Enforcing Trump Ban

Lawmakers from New York and New Jersey announced their intention to pass identical bills ordering the Port Authority to not comply with the president's executive orders banning travel from seven countries and temporarily suspending the refugee program.

Legislation Would Tighten Laws for First-Time Drunk Driving Offenders

A new law would make ignition interlock mandatory instead of discretionary for first-time offenders of drunk driving for three to 18 months, and would mandate the interlock for multiple convictions of drunk driving or refusing the breathalyzer.

Rep. Leonard Lance Opposes Immigration Executive Order

President Trump's executive order on immigration is facing backlash, even from Republican officials.

Nonprofits Opposing Trump’s Agenda See Donations Rise

The ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Muslim organizations have seen increased support, both monetarily and through volunteering, since Donald Trump was elected as president.

Christie Breaks Silence on Trump’s Executive Action

Gov. Christie praised the president’s good intentions, but strongly criticized the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration, both its broad scope and its poor implementation.

Trump’s Executive Orders Affect New Jersey Families

President Trump’s action has left some stranded and others wondering about their future travel.

Jersey City Mayor Talks About Immigration Order, Being a ‘Sanctuary City’

Steve Fulop opposes President Trump's executive order on immigration and says Jersey City is not going to be using resources to pursue immigration issues.

NJ Officials React to Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez spoke out against President Trump's executive order on immigration. Sen. Michael Doherty says the U.S. needs to control who is coming into the country.

Legislation Could Improve Campus Fire Safety Education

The Campus Fire Safety Education Act would create a $15 million annual grant program that would authorize direct funding to colleges and universities to implement, expand or improve fire safety education for the campus community.