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Lawmaker’s effort to protect whistleblowers stalls

10-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislators failed to pass a measure aimed at protecting employees who disclose government abuse in the wake of the George Washington Bridge closure scandal. Democratic State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she didn't have the votes ...

Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

10-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...

New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

10-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is responding to a request by the major pro sports leagues and the NCAA to prevent the state from allowing sports gambling to begin this weekend. In a court filing late Wednesday, the state reiterated its contention ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 23, 2014

10-23-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

10-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...

Rockaway cop arraigned in official misconduct case

10-23-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Rockaway Township police officer accused of trying to fix a relative's drunken driving ticket has pleaded not guilty to an official misconduct charge. Thirty-five-year-old Clifton Gauthier of Sparta also is accused of ...

Christie stumps for south Jersey House candidate

10-23-14
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is lending his star power to a Republican running for a southern New Jersey House seat. Christie joined Tom MacArthur to greet patrons and pose for photos at the sprawling Mastoris Diner in Bordentown ...

Judge nixes Teresa Giudice’s halfway house bid

10-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice had filed a letter ...
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Christie Outlines Ebola Response Plan

10-22-14
Gov. Christie was at Hackensack University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's response plan to the Ebola virus.
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Committees Pass Bills to Help Female Veterans

10-22-14
Two Assembly committees met to hear issues from female veterans who say they're not treated the same as their male counterparts. Officials approved to bills to change that, which will now go before the full Assembly for a vote.