During an Assembly budget hearing, Treasurer Ford Scudder was asked about two fairly high-profile Trenton issues: the State House renovation project and dedicating lottery revenues to the pension system.
Because the Newark Police Department is under a consent decree, it conducted a community survey to find out how residents feel about how the officers do their jobs and interact with the public. Federal monitor Peter Harvey discussed the results.
The Uniform Crime Report shows overall crime down in New Jersey but higher rates of murder and rape for 2015. The definition of rape has become more broad resulting in a 43 percent jump. The murder rate increased 4 percent.
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