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As Courts Rebuke Travel Ban 2.0, Demonstrators Promise to Keep Up Pressure

3-16-17
New Jersey residents rallied at Newark Airport to show that they're going to continue to speak out against President Trump's travel ban, even after federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked the order.

Travel Analysts: Tourism Could Decline with Trump Travel Ban

3-15-17
Bookings and searches for international flights to the U.S. both declined after the first Trump administration travel ban, according to travel analysts.

Bills Would Ban Sale of Flavored Electronic Smoking Products

3-15-17
A pair of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway would ban the sale of flavored electronic smoking products in an effort to prevent youth from being targeted.

Bill Would Help Seniors with Property Taxes, Save NJ Money on Checks

3-15-17
A "Senior Freeze" bill sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton would save the state money spent cutting and mailing checks and save seniors by issuing a credit on the property taxes they have to pay.

Assembly Committee Kicks Off Budget Season

3-15-17
Members of the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from organizations covering issues including mental health, the environment and education.

Partnership for Educational Justice Director Talks Last In, First Out

3-13-17
In a lawsuit, six Newark parents say experience and performance should count more than seniority and tenure.

Estimate: 14M Would Lose Health Coverage by Next Year with GOP Plan

3-13-17
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates 14 million people would lose health insurance coverage by next year and 24 million by 2026, nationwide.

Outrage Over Proposal to Fund Border Wall with Flood Insurance Surcharges

3-13-17
A Trump administration proposal would fund the construction of a Mexico border wall with the help of surcharges on flood insurance policies, including more than 230,000 in New Jersey. Superstorm Sandy victims are incensed.

At LG Headquarters, Governor Touts Positive Job Numbers

3-13-17
Gov. Christie said that not only are more people working in New Jersey, but more people are looking for work.

NJ Future Forum Focuses on Retaining Millennials, Infrastructure

3-10-17
NJ Future invited hundreds of policy and decision makers, academics, government leaders and others to hear and share ideas for the future of cities.