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Cannabis bill sees support, questions at Senate hearing

6-19-17
The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on chairman Nick Scutari's cannabis legalization bill.

Assembly leaders promote civility in politics

6-16-17
The news conference came in response to a politically charged shooting on Republicans practicing for a congressional baseball game.

Cannabis industry holds expo, anticipating legalization in NY, NJ

6-16-17
The cannabis industry continues to grow across the country, creating opportunities and challenges for civic and political leaders and entrepreneurs.

Poll finds most NJ voters support Planned Parenthood

6-15-17
Gov. Christie is expected to line item veto state funding for family planning clinics, even though a recent poll shows 65 percent of residents support Planned Parenthood.

Legislative leaders settle school funding differences, await governor’s input

6-15-17
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a revised school funding plan to put an end to almost two years of political wrangling between the Legislature and the Gov. Christie.

Court tosses lawsuit to block State House renovation

6-14-17
A judge tossed out a lawsuit to block the $300 million renovation of the State House citing a 1997 court decision Spadoro v. Whitman.

Sen. Cunningham discusses expungement and student debt bills

6-14-17
Sen. Sandra Cunningham worked with Gov. Christie to develop legislation aimed to help those coming out of incarceration find jobs and become productive citizens.

At business dinner Guadagno, Murphy highlight differences

6-14-17
Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno spoke about their plans for business in New Jersey at a NJBIA dinner.

Christie has a bridge for Trenton

6-14-17
The state Department of Transportation will put up $15 million for the bridge and the state Department of Environmental Protection will use more than $3 million to develop a four and a half acre riverfront park in Trenton.

NJBIA hosts gubernatorial candidates for discussion about business in NJ

6-13-17
NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka spoke with David Cruz ahead of a business dinner with New Jersey's gubernatorial candidates.