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Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

7-31-14
After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.
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Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

7-31-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.
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Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services

7-31-14
Despite a change of name and practices, some still worry that the Division of Child Protection and Permanency isn't doing enough to protect New Jersey kids.
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Princeton Mayor Upset with Affordable Housing Changes

7-31-14
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert says reducing the affordable housing obligation for municipalities is a bad idea because it will create concentrations of poverty.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Christie signs gambling self-exclusion bill

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that allows gamblers to ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The law applies to people who sign up and make the ...
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Christie Remarks to Special Legislative Session on Bail Reform

7-31-14
Gov. Christie gave remarks about the bail reform package he wants lawmakers to take action on.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 31, 2014

7-31-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

7-31-14
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month. This time he's defending his economic record against Democratic attacks as he courts voters in the first-in-the-nation ...

Sewage test floods Clifton basement

7-31-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey couple had a joint birthday celebration ruined after their city's sewage test flooded their basement and ruined flooring that was put down the day before. Officials in Clifton apologized to Mike and ...