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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 25, 2014

6-25-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Parkway to get 3rd lane in south Jersey

6-25-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials are promising a smoother and safer ride when a third lane is added to the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved the $36.2 million project, which is slated to ...

Judge: New Jersey can cut pension payment

6-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie's administration can follow through with its plan to reduce its contributions to public workers' pension funds. A group of unions that had been suing to try to force the ...

Christie vows to veto tax hikes at town hall

6-25-14
HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to veto a package of tax hikes being pushed by Democrats to fill New Jersey's gaping budget hole. Speaking Wednesday in Haddon Heights at his 122nd town hall-style event, Christie said ...

Enviros: New coastal building rules are dangerous

6-25-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say New Jersey's proposed new rules for coastal development would place more people and property at risk from future storms like Superstorm Sandy. The state Department of Environmental Protection says it's ...

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

6-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge. Two people said the investigation deals with whether funding for Pulaski Skyway repairs was ...

AP sources: Christie facing 2nd bridge probe

6-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge. Two people said the investigation deals with whether funding for Pulaski Skyway repairs was ...
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Business Leaders Oppose Democrats’ Tax Hike Proposal

6-24-14
About 30 business leaders gathered at the State House to express their opposition to Democrats' proposal to increase taxes on businesses to balance the state budget.
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Asm. Minority Leader Bramnick: Delaying Pension Payments Will Keep NJ Competitive

6-24-14
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Gov. Christie's decision to decrease the pension payment instead of raising taxes because he says it's the only way New Jersey will stay competitive with neighboring states.
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New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

6-24-14
The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.