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MADD Gives NJ 2 Out of 5 Stars for Efforts Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has ranked each state for its efforts to eliminate drunk driving. New Jersey received two stars out of five.

Trump Ending Trans-Pacific Partnership Might Hurt NJ Businesses

Thirty-eight percent of goods exported from Jersey went to TPP countries last year.

Home-Schooled Teen Prevented From Playing on Local Team

New Jersey is one of six states whose laws leave it up to the local district to determine if home-schoolers to participate in outside activities.

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Voice Concerns

A group of New Jersey's most powerful advocates for criminal justice reform took the stage at a panel hosted by Sen. Cory Booker.

Sen. Cory Booker Discusses Importance of Criminal Justice Reform

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is a big supporter of reforming the criminal justice system. He says health care and drug treatment should be available to people with mental illness and addiction issues and sentences should be proportional to the infractions.

Christie Plans to Serve Rest of Term Despite Talking with President-Elect Trump

During the radio show Ask the Governor, Gov. Christie said he plans to remain as New Jersey's leader despite meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump and formerly leading his transition team.

Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Bill to Make Quarterly Pension Payments

Instead of making one payment into the public worker pension funds at the end of the fiscal year, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to have the state make four payments: at the end of September, December, March and June.

Push to Extend Urban Enterprise Zones in Five Cities

The Assembly has voted to extend Urban Enterprise Zone designation in five cities where it's set to expire Dec. 31. The UEZ businesses charge half of the 7 percent sales tax and use that money to bolster economic development.

Trump’s Travel to NJ Cost Residents Time and Money

President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.

Jim Johnson Talks Gubernatorial Race

Democratic newcomer to electoral politics Jim Johnson is running for governor. He faces the challenge of running against a former ambassador with a head start of several months and $10 million and a sitting assemblyman.