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Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Outlines Economic Proposals

9-8-16
Phil Murphy said he wants to create New Jersey's first public bank, attract new jobs without corporate tax breaks and expand STEM curriculum for K-12 students.
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Lawmakers Approve Bill to Help Pharmacists Dispense EpiPen Alternatives

9-8-16
The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved a bill that would help pharmacists dispense alternatives to EpiPens after Mylan increased the cost of the devices.
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Legislation Would Ensure Fertility Treatments Are Covered

9-8-16
New Jersey’s current state mandate says insurance kicks in only after a woman has proved her infertility by one or two years of “unprotected sex with a man,” depending on the woman’s age. There’s no allowance for families that don’t include a male partner.
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Bill: Forgive Loans If Student Dies or Becomes Permanently Disabled

9-8-16
The Assembly Committee on Higher Education moved a bill forward that would require the Higher Education Student Assistance Agency to forgive debt if a student dies or becomes permanently disabled.
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Bridgegate Co-Conspirators to Remain Secret

9-7-16
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia decided that the list of co-conspirators in Bridgegate will remain secret. Potential jurors will be questioned Sept. 12 and the trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 19.
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Christie Calls for Demolition of Three Government Buildings in Trenton

9-7-16
Gov. Christie said he is going to demolish the state Health Department building, the Agriculture building and the Division of Taxation building, moving them to a new, smaller state office complex.
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Why Does Roadwork Cost More in New Jersey?

9-7-16
Experts say roadwork costs more in New Jersey because of old infrastructure and because the high volume of traffic requires night and weekend work, which is more expensive.
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Christie Kicks Off New School Year with Education Reform Bills

9-6-16
Gov. Christie went to a middle school in Caldwell to sign six education reform bills, including bills that limit suspensions and expulsions for kids in preschool though grade 2 and establish state aid for non-public school security.
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Camden Gets $16 Million Grant for Road Resurfacing

9-6-16
New Jersey's two U.S. senators and the local congressman highlighted the TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. The $16 million grant will resurface streets in North Camden.
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Newark Officials Discuss Ways to Fight Crime

9-6-16
Although Newark is on pace to exceed last year’s homicides, officials say police-community relations are better and they are working to find offenders.