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Many NJ voters still doubt Christie on bridge

8-14-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Nearly half of New Jersey voters continue to doubt Gov. Chris Christie's explanation of the bridge scandal that still dogs his administration. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Thursday finds 47 percent of registered voters say ...
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Prieto Criticized for Consulting for Norcross Firm

8-13-14
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto holds three public jobs and also consults for private clients, including a firm with ties to power broker George Norcross.
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Autism Cares Act Provides Funding for Research

8-13-14
New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith sponsored the Autism Cares Act, which allocates money for research grants to help those with autism succeed.

Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

8-13-14
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others on ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 13, 2014

8-13-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Study: NJ public employee benefits among highest

8-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation. The survey, released by Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, shows the average monthly premium ...

Christie touts Bentley in fundraising trip to Ala

8-13-14
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Alabama supporting the re-election campaign of fellow Republican Gov. Robert Bentley. Christie and Bentley toured a laboratory at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham on Wednesday ...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

8-13-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about ...

New Jersey’s Christie takes Ice Bucket Challenge

8-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proving again he doesn't mind a little humiliation. The Republican on Tuesday posted on his Facebook page a video showing two of his kids dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. The video is ...

Campaign manager indicted in robocall case

8-12-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the campaign manager for a New Jersey state senate candidate was responsible for an early morning robocall that urged voters to support another candidate. Monmouth County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dwayne ...