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Federal Budget Could Cut NJ Job Creation Programs

3-21-17
Gov. Christie signed an agreement bringing all 19 community colleges into an expanded partnership with the state’s Career Connections network to increase those with working certificates and associates degrees or higher. But the federal budget proposal could cut funding for job creation programs.
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Parents Call for School Funding Fairness at Budget Hearing

3-21-17
Several parents spoke before the Senate Budget Committee asking lawmakers to increase funding to their school districts.
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Disagreement Over Changes to Police, Fire Pensions

3-20-17
Police and fire representatives don't agree on a bill meant to transform the retirement system. The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a plan to transfer management of the pension fund away from the state to a separately run board of trustees.
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Booker Blasts President’s Budget, Health Care Priorities

3-20-17
Sen. Cory Booker is traveling to speak out against the president's proposed budget.
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What EPA Funding Cuts Would Mean for New Jersey

3-20-17
Lawmakers say New Jersey will lose out if President Trump's proposed budget gets approved because cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency will mean the end of state programs that clean up Superfund sites and ensure clean and healthy water and air.
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Federal Lawmakers Hear from FBI Director, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

3-20-17
FBI Director James Comey confirmed an investigation into the relationship between Russia and the Trump campaign and said there was no evidence President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neal Gorsuch, started a four-day hearing.
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NJ Ranks Fifth in Patents Awarded in U.S.

3-17-17
According to the federal government, New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation for the most patents awarded over the last 40 years.
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Atlantic City Cops, Firefighters Vow to Fight Court-Approved Salary, Benefits Cuts

3-17-17
A judge ruled that the state can essentially tear up its collective bargaining agreement with Atlantic City's firefighters' union.
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Trump’s Proposed Budget Wouldn’t Fund Gateway Project

3-17-17
President Trump's budget proposal kills initial funding for the Gateway project to replace old, crumbling tunnel tubes under the Hudson River.
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Hospitals Worry About Increased Charity Care with Proposed ACA Replacement

3-16-17
Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative Executive Director Jennifer Mancuso says though member hospitals provide $123 million worth of charity care each year, they're reimbursed just $12 million. And that cost could increase with the Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.