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Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

4-9-14
The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

New Jersey’s bond rating lowered by S&P

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has lowered New Jersey's bond rating, meaning it could cost the state more to borrow money. Standard & Poor's announced its action Wednesday, saying the state still has a structural deficit even as the ...
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Newark Mayoral Candidate Jeffries: Supporters Have Been Threatened

4-9-14
Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries says that there have been a series of events surrounding the campaigns where people have been threatened.
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Acting Trenton Mayor: Tony Mack Administration Was Corrupt

4-9-14
Trenton Acting Mayor George Muschal says that the Tony Mack administration was corrupt and he hopes further changes are made in the city's government.

Christie willing to consider medical pot changes

4-9-14
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it. He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall ...

Former Plainfield cop sentenced for misconduct

4-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Plainfield police sergeant has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of falsely accusing a woman of crimes and threatening her with jail unless she performed a sexual act. The Union ...

NJ report says towns paid execs excessively

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report has found that nearly a dozen local governments awarded overtime or comp time to their executives in violation of state law. New Jersey's Office of the State Comptroller released its report Wednesday. It ...

NJ bill would protect speed trap alert

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists in New Jersey who flash their headlights to warn others about speed traps might be better shielded from getting a ticket. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced a bill that clarifies that motorists can flash their ...
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Bridge Investigation Hearing Gets Heated

4-8-14
Democratic Co-Chair of the investigative committee John Wisniewski accused Republican Amy Handlin of "showboating" during her opening remarks.
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Lawmakers Consider Ending Payouts for Unused Sick, Vacation Time

4-8-14
Officials are considering a bill that would end the practice of paying public employees for unused sick and vacation time upon their retirement.