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Bill Would Require Minors Getting Opioids Be Notified of Addiction Risk

12-16-16
Lawmakers are considering requiring doctors and dentists to discuss the dangers of opioid-based painkillers and alternatives before prescribing them to young people.
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Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate

12-15-16
For the most part, the Federal Reserve's decision to raise the key interest rate won't have an immediate effect on U.S. consumers.
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United States Postal Service’s Busiest Time of Year

12-15-16
USPS is projecting about 16 billion total pieces of mail and packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve nationwide.
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Pollution Settlement Money to Aid NJ Waterways

12-15-16
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is sending dollars from pollution settlements back into the community to build up the waterfront around the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay.
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Committees Approve Book Deal Bill, Moving Legal Advertising to Internet

12-15-16
Committees in the Senate and Assembly moved forward two bills. The first would allow state officials to profit from writing a book. The second would move all legal advertising currently in newspapers onto the internet.
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Newark ICE Field Office Director Talks Current and Future Priorities

12-15-16
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a 287(g) program that allows ICE to work with state and local law enforcement agencies.
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Working to Fix New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

12-14-16
The Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure met to discuss needed improvements to New Jersey's aging water system and how to fund them.
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Deal to Let Christie Make a Book Deal, Raise Cabinet Salaries Will Get Senate Hearing

12-14-16
The proposed bill would allow the governor or any other state employee to make money off a book, give raises to the governor's cabinet and give lawmakers another $30,000 for staff salaries.
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Phil Murphy Releases Tax Return, Gets Key Endorsement for Governor

12-14-16
The Communications Workers of America union endorsed Phil Murphy for governor the same day he released his tax return for 2015.
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Political Leaders Urge NJ Residents to Sign Up for ACA

12-14-16
Officials in New Jersey are urging people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before the Dec. 15 deadline. There are fears that the law could be repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.