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Unions update lawsuits over New Jersey pensions

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of public workers unions have revised their lawsuits aimed at trying to compel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put pay more into pension funds. The unions are encouraged by a ruling in June that found the state does ...

Govt fails to vet chemical plants for terror risk

7-29-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities. ...

Christie planning August swing through the south

7-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. Christie is planning visits to more than half a dozen states in August, including ...

Tribes support changing feds’ recognition process

7-29-14
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal ...

Christie calls special legislative session on bail

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling a special legislative session for lawmakers to overhaul the state's bail system. The special session will take place Thursday. Christie supports a system that would keep dangerous ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 29, 2014

7-29-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Korean drink leads push for BYOB law change

7-29-14
PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Restaurants in northern New Jersey that don't have liquor licenses are pressing to change the rules so their customers can bring a popular Korean alcoholic beverage with them. But restaurants that have licenses are ...
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Mayors of State’s Largest Cities Say They Will Join Forces to Fight Crime

7-28-14
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have teamed up to try to curb crime in the cities.
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Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

7-28-14
Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.
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Women’s Politics Center Director: Women Need to be Heard in Congress

7-28-14
Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics Center for American Women & Politics Director Debbie Walsh says women bring a different perspective to politics and their voices need to be heard in Congress.