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Students Call for President to Name Rutgers Sanctuary Campus

12-6-16
Chanting students staged a sit-in at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting after President Robert Barchi offered to protect unauthorized immigrant students, but refused to officially designate the university a “Sanctuary Campus.”

Joint Committee Meets About NJ Transit Safety

12-6-16
A joint Senate-Assembly committee formed to examine New Jersey Transit's safety record heard about positive train control and plans the agency has for implementation.

Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Talks No Labels

12-6-16
The bipartisan group No Labels held a meeting being dubbed "1787: Constructing the Peace After the War" to discuss ways to bring the country together after a very divisive 2016 election season.

Drone Technology Takes Off in New Jersey

12-5-16
Top researchers from NJ schools met with legislators to talk about research, development and new applications for drone technology.

Bill Brennan Announces His Gubernatorial Campaign

12-5-16
About 20 anti-Chris Christie protestors chanted, “Lock him up!” as gadfly Bill Brennan arrived with two big announcements.

Casino License Bill Unanimously Passes Committee

12-5-16
The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and Arts Committee unanimously passed a bill that prevents anyone who closes a casino from obtaining another casino license for five years.

Christie Announces Atlantic City Electric Merger

12-5-16
Atlantic City Electric and Exelon announced a merger that would double the amount of incentives provided to Atlantic City Electric's customers and constituencies.

NJ Schools Can Hire Retired Police Officers for Security

12-2-16
A new law gives districts the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.

Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Complaint

12-2-16
Longtime Christie critic Bill Brennan is accusing the governor of official misconduct. A judge has denied his request to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.

Court Rebuffs Christie Civil Service Changes

12-2-16
An appeals court ruled changes to civil service rules were unconstitutional and that the Legislature did have the power to veto the governor's changes. The administration could appeal to the state Supreme Court.