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160429Delmore

Discussing Ways to Deal with Zika Virus

4-29-16
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say the U.S. needs to be prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact.
160428Flanagan

Christie: MVC to Get More Customer Service Training

4-28-16
Gov. Christie announced that every staffer at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will get additional customer service training.
160427Aron

Christie Talks AC, Minimum Wage, Pensions to South Jersey Chamber

4-27-16
Gov. Christie gave a speech to the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce where he discussed Atlantic City's financial situation, the danger of raising the minimum wage and the spiraling costs of public pensions.
160427Flanagan

Newark Mayor, Governor Blame Each Other for School Trouble

4-27-16
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka blames Gov. Christie and state management for the $72 million budget hole facing the city's school district and a proposed 10.3 percent school tax increase. Christie says the schools are failing despite getting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers.
160427Vannozzi

Dispute Over Affordable Housing Obligations

4-27-16
Municipalities have hired a consulting firm to fight the Fair Share Housing Center on affordable housing obligations.
160427Delmore

Addiction Crisis Affects Growing Number of NJ Kids

4-27-16
Nearly a third of all child abuse and neglect investigations in New Jersey revealed caregiver’s substance use. Nearly two-thirds of kids in foster care were removed from their homes at least partly for that reason.
160426Aron

Christie Announces Agreement with NY to Share Prescription Drug Data

4-26-16
Gov. Christie was at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to announce an expansion of the Prescription Monitoring Program to include data from New York state. The program is meant to reduce rates of addiction.
160426Flanagan

Bill Would Repeal State’s Ability to Take Over School Districts

4-26-16
Lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal the state Department of Education’s power to take over local districts, and return local control within one year to all four state-run districts: Jersey City, Paterson, Newark and Camden.
160426Hill

Legislative Black Caucus Hearings Help Formulate Policy

4-26-16
Eighteen of New Jersey’s 120 state lawmakers are African-American. They make up the Legislative Black Caucus. The caucus, the NAACP and other organizations held three simultaneous hearings to help formulate policy, set spending priorities and seek parity.
160425Aron

Democrats Plan to Roll Back Christie’s Gun Law Changes

4-25-16
Sen. Weinberg and Assemblyman Greenwald said they plan to try to reverse Gov. Christie's executive order loosening New Jersey's gun laws, particularly the part that makes it easier to qualify for a firearm carry permit.