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NJ lawmakers amend bill expanding Rutgers board

6-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to add four political appointees to Rutgers University's governing board has moved through an Assembly committee. Senate President Stephen Sweeney's bill expands the university's Board of Governors from 15 voting members ...

NJ immigrant driving bill held for revisions

6-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill granting driving privileges to some New Jersey residents living in the United States illegally says the proposal needs more work. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (GOO'-see-or-uh) pulled the proposal from ...

Woman admits role in $12M tax refund scheme

6-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Michigan woman has admitted her role in one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever prosecuted. Rosa Marmol, a 36-year-old Grand Rapids ...
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Budget Committee Chairmen Say That There Is A Plan B For Pension

6-11-14
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo and Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schar disagree with Gov. Christie's plan to make cuts to the pension system.
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Elected Newark Councilmembers Give Baraka Allies Majority Of City Council

6-11-14
In the run-off elections for Newark City Council, Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins was victorious along with Mildred Crump's win on May 13, giving allies to Mayor-elect Ras Baraka a five to four majority on the City Council.
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Rutgers’ Releases Report on Governance

6-11-14
Rutgers University released a 'secret' report on the Board of Governance.
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AARP NJ President Says Caregiver Bill Will Pass

6-11-14
AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen said he thinks that the Caregiver Bill will pass.

Democrats try to kick pot advocate off ballot

6-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A perpetual New Jersey political candidate who calls himself "Weedman" may be ousted from November's congressional ballot after a challenge this week from Democrats. Ed Forchion says it shows the rising tide of pro-pot voters ...

3 New Jersey men indicted on child porn charges

6-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey men have been indicted on child pornography charges. State authorities say 63-year-old Frank Fiorelli of Springfield; 29-year-old James Engle of Washington Township and 35-year-old Robert Rowe II of Union ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 11, 2014

6-11-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.