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From left, Ann Twomey of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, Mary MacDonald of the American Federation of Teachers’ Healthcare Division, and Elfrieda Johnson of the JNESO nurses union testify about a proposal to increase mandatory nurse-staffing levels at hospitals.

Nurses Urge State to Increase Mandated Staffing Levels at Hospitals

2-10-15
Unions say it would improve patient safety, but hospital managers say they must have flexibility to assign staff according to circumstances.
State Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex)

Superintendent Salary Cap Back in Limelight As Clock Counts Down

2-10-15
As limits on top school administrators' pay near expiration in 2016, a stalled Senate bill draws new attention as it's voted out of committee.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Feb. 10, 2015

2-10-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Officials Hear Arguments to Renew Transportation Fund

2-9-15
People packed the Senate Transportation Committee hearing to encourage officials to renew the Transportation Trust Fund. It's set to run dry July 1.
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Democratic Chairman Discusses Blacks in New Jersey Politics

2-9-15
New Jersey Democratic Chairman John Currie discusses the state of Black New Jersey with NJTV News Correspondent David Cruz.
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Legislation Addresses PARCC Test Controversy

2-9-15
Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan is sponsoring legislation that would postpone the use of PARCC test results for three years and ensure alternative programs are available for students who refuse to take the test.
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Legislation Would Prohibit Action Against Employees Who Can’t Get to Work During State of Emergency

2-9-15
Sen. Peter Barnes crafted a bill that would prohibit businesses from taking adverse employment actions against an employee who can't get to work during a state of emergency.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Feb. 9, 2015

2-9-15
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Latest Jersey Road Closures a Sign of Urgency, Political and Structural

2-6-15
Another New Jersey roadway is undergoing emergency repairs. Some skeptics say it's a ploy to get officials to raise the state's gas tax.
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Officials Announce Funding for Rahway River Flood Mitigation

2-6-15
The federal government will be providing money for flood mitigation in the Rahway River watershed.