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Cannabis Remains on DEA’s Most Dangerous Drugs List, But Agency Ruling Expands Research

The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition to loosen restrictions on cannabis. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, keeping it at the same level as PCP, LSD and heroin and a level above cocaine and Oxycontin.

ELEC Unable to Meet Because of Vacancies

The Election Law Enforcement Commission oversees campaign financing for every election in the state. But for the last five months its board of commissioners, which punishes violators, has been unable to meet because three of the four seats are vacant.

Christie Signs Bill Supporting Israel, Talks TTF, NJEA, Atlantic City

Gov. Christie signed a bipartisan bill to prohibit investment of New Jersey pension funds in companies that boycott the Israeli state. After that he took questions and talked about the Transportation Trust Fund, the NJEA and Atlantic City's financial situation.

Laid Off Construction Workers Demonstrate Over TTF Shutdown

With no vote planned for Transportation Trust Fund legislation, construction union members will continue demonstrations at the office of every elected legislative official in the state until an agreement is reached.

NJDEP Commissioner: Bound Brook Now Protected from Flooding

Officials announced the Bound Brook phase of a multi-step Army Corps of Engineers flood management project officially complete. NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin said residents will no longer be required to have flood insurance.

Objections From NY Officials Threaten New Port Authority Bus Terminal

New York officials say they want to put the brakes on the design competition for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, citing a lack of transparency on the part of the Port Authority.

Drones Help Bergen County Emergency Responders

The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management has used drones to search for a homicide suspect in Midland Park and to find a missing person in Little Ferry.

Social Security Helps Increasingly More Children

While 5.2 million children nationwide benefited directly or indirectly from Social Security in 2001, it’s now up to 6.4 million according to the Center for Global Policy Solutions.

Newark Superintendent Talks PARCC, Local Control and ‘Fairness Formula’

Chris Cerf, the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, discusses PARCC testing, Christie's "Fairness Formula" and Newark's progress toward gaining local control.

Newark Monitor Hopes to Enact Police Reform

Peter Harvey, the federally appointed monitor of the Newark Police Department, is working on a five-year plan to reform the institution.