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Budget negotiations halted, government shutdown likely

6-30-17
Christie said he's ready to sign a state budget, but if the one that reaches him doesn't include the Horizon bill, he says he'll line item veto significant Democratic items out of the budget.

Bill to educate students on police interactions proves contentious

6-30-17
The bill would require teachers from kindergarten through high school to teach students the best way to interact with the police.

This is what happens if NJ’s government shuts down

6-30-17
State workers are worrying as the odds of a state government shutdown increases.

Horizon executive discusses ‘disgusting’ Horizon reorganization legislation

6-29-17
Horizon's Bill Castner discusses the "disgusting" bill in the State House that would use the company's reserves to pay for public health programs.

State House scrambles on the eve of budget deadline

6-29-17
The state Senate and Assembly are juggling a handful of bills in an effort to reach a compromise before the state budget deadline on July 1.

Supreme Court to end debate over sports betting in NJ

6-29-17
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the state’s sports betting case in October. Sports betting revenues are legal in four states.

Would more women in politics make for better political discourse?

6-29-17
At a panel discussion hosted by the Women's Empowerment Network, Gov. Whitman and others shared their thoughts on why women make up such a small percentage of elected officials and what needs to happen for that to change.

Advocates rally to shut down youth prisons

6-28-17
Organizers want to close Jamesburg and create smaller facilities that are publicly run, closer to home, developmentally appropriate with wraparound services and familial supports.

MacArthur discusses heroin task force, dismisses CBO score

6-28-17
As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Rep. Tom MacArthur discusses how the federal government can help states and communities battling the opioid epidemic.

NJ sports betting case to be heard by Supreme Court

6-27-17
The Supreme Court will hear New Jersey's sports betting case in the fall, with a decision expected in early 2018.