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Panel Considers Adding Ailments Medical Marijuana Can Treat

2-22-17
A panel convened by the New Jersey Health Department is considering whether to expand the qualifications to use medical marijuana.
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City Mayors Defend Current School Funding Formula

2-22-17
Newark and Jersey City mayors went before the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness to explain why they think the current aid structure makes sense for the state.
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Concerns Over Possible Affordable Care Act Repeal

2-22-17
A New Jersey Policy Perspective report found over 1 million residents would lose benefits, the state would lose over $4 billion a year in federal funds, 86,000 jobs would be lost and almost 800 would die as a result of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
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Homeland Security Memos Outline Plan to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants

2-21-17
President Trump is empowering the Department of Homeland Security to carry out his executive order on immigration. Memos released today call for swift action in identifying, detaining and deporting unauthorized immigrants.
170221cruz

Homeless Say NJ Transit Waiting Room Policy Enforcement Targets Them

2-21-17
Individuals who want to sit in the main waiting room at Newark Penn Station must now show their tickets before entering the area. Homeless individuals say the practice targets them but NJ Transit says the policy isn't new.
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Without Temporary Rental Assistance, More in NJ Could Be Homeless

2-21-17
New Jersey's Temporary Rental Assistance program is ending. Advocates say that could cause more people to become homeless or leave the state.
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U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman Discusses Opioid Epidemic

2-20-17
U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman sat down to talk about what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic. He also spoke about the Newark Police Department and policies from the Trump administration.
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Activists Rally in Newark Over New EPA Administrator

2-20-17
Environmentalists see the new EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, as a wrecking ball aimed at the EPA’s heart. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, he sued the agency 14 times.
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Mixed Opinions on Rollout of New Jersey Bail Reform

2-17-17
Police departments say the implementation of bail reform, which eliminates monetary bail, has endangered the public. But judges and prosecutors have a different view, saying the program is an improvement, though it does need some tweaks.
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Booker, Christie Highlight Chamber’s Congressional Dinner

2-17-17
The 80th Annual Walk to Washington Congressional Dinner featured speeches from Gov. Christie and Sen. Cory Booker.