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New Jersey Assembly passes alimony overhaul

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill to overhaul the state's alimony laws, which have long been targeted for major changes. The bill passed Thursday 77-0 with one abstention and calls for ending alimony when the payer ...

Senate tries to halt transfers of disabled

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would place a moratorium on transferring developmentally disabled residents with out-of-state back to New Jersey. The measure passed on 37 to 1 vote Thursday. It comes in response to ...

Bill advances on Port Authority records requests

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require The Port Authority to comply with open public records laws in New York and New Jersey. New Jersey's Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the measure, ...

Lawmakers send fracking waste ban to Christie

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a ban on storing in the state waste from natural gas drilling. After passage in the Assembly Thursday, the bill heads to Gov. Chris Christie. He previously vetoed a similar bill, saying it ...
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Senate, Assembly Approve Democratic Budget

6-26-14
The Democratic budget plan, which the Senate approved, includes a full payment into the pension system while increasing taxes on income over $1 million.

NJ firefighter family buries another loved one

6-26-14
WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family held funeral services Thursday for their firefighter son, who died of complications from cancer just three months after his father, also a firefighter, was killed battling a restaurant blaze. Mourners ...
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Fulop Flexes Muscle, Demotes Police Chief, Promises More Changes to Come

6-26-14
Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan received a letter from Mayor Steve Fulop saying the demotion was due to structural changes and concern with the number of lawsuits filed against the chief for retaliation.
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CWA NJ Director: NJ’s Suffering Because Christie Hasn’t Reinvested in the State

6-26-14
CWA New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein says New Jersey is suffering because Christie has not reinvested in the state, not because of the pension system.

Rules released to reduce whale entanglement

6-26-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal officials are releasing new regulations for commercial fishermen designed to reduce the number of whales caught in fishing gear off the Atlantic states. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the ...

Beach replenishment work completed in Monmouth

6-26-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Work to widen Monmouth County beaches that were pounded by Superstorm Sandy has been completed. New Jersey and federal officials say the work wrapped up last week in Long Branch, completing a stretch of newly widened ...