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Lt. Gov. Guadagno Speaks Out Against Ballot Question Christie Supports

Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno has spoken publicly against ballot question two, which relates to the Transportation Trust Fund. Gov. Christie supports the move.

Debate Over Minimum Wage Goes On

Although Gov. Christie vetoed a minimum wage increase this year, lawmakers, business leaders and worker advocates are still debating increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Defense Rests at Bridgegate Trial, Judge Gives Jurors Instructions

The defense rested after Bridget Kelly finished her testimony and jurors were given 90 minutes of instructions from the judge. Ten hours of closing arguments are expected before jury deliberations begin.

Asm. Judiciary Committee Reviews Atlantic City Recovery Plan

Atlantic City officials have approved a recovery plan that needs state approval. If state officials reject the plan, city representatives say they will appeal that ruling.

Controversy Over Paterson Schools Eliminating Student Accident Insurance

In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.

NJ Transit Officials Approve Budget for Positive Train Control

NJ Transit's board adopted an operating budget to keep the trains up and running and a capital budget to make repairs, modernize the fleet and upgrade technology, including $72 million to install positive train control.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Gas Tax Hike Will Help Extend Light Rail

Democratic leadership spoke about how the 23-cent gas tax increase will help extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County.

Bridget Kelly: Thought GWB Tie-Up was Legitimate Traffic Study

Bridgegate defendant Bridget Kelly testified that she was using others' language in her emails about "traffic problems in Fort Lee" and she thought there was a legitimate traffic study happening at the George Washington Bridge.

Atlantic City Officials Narrowly Approve Fiscal Plan

City Council members voted five in favor of the Atlantic City recovery plan, three against and one abstained. The state of New Jersey has five days to approve or reject it.

Mercer County Officials Warn of Renter Scams

Many have been swindled by people posing as landlords or agents who rent out properties without the rights. A Mercer County task force is working to address the problem.