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Railway Criticized for Storing Flammable Gas in Tankers

6-10-16
Morristown and Erie Railway is storing butane and propane in tankers along the tracks, which is drawing criticism from Morris County officials and homeowners who weren't notified of the plan.

Christie Touts Shore Recovery Amid Trump Questions

6-10-16
Gov. Christie visited Ocean Grove and Asbury Park talking about how far they have come since Hurricane Sandy hit. He also faced questions about his support for Donald Trump.

Senators Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Transportation Trust Fund

6-10-16
Sens. Paul Sarlo and Steve Oroho announced that they have reached a bipartisan agreement to fund a 10-year, $20 billion Transportation Trust Fund.

Senate President Proposes Changes to School Funding Formula

6-9-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced legislation that would reallocate how school funding money is spent.

Controversy Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Fentanyl

6-9-16
Sen. Cory Booker, the ACLU and others oppose a proposal to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for fentanyl, saying imposing a five-year jail term for two grams of the drug punishes addicts instead of distributors.

New Jersey Democrats Look to Unify for Presidential Race

6-8-16
After Hillary Clinton won the New Jersey primary and is being called the presumptive nominee, Democrats in the state are calling for Bernie Sanders and his supporters to get behind her for the general election to defeat Donald Trump.

Regional Plan Association President Outlines Area Challenges

6-8-16
Regional Plan Association President Tom Wright talks about the challenges facing the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and ways to deal with them.

Proposed Bill Would Create Public Animal Abuser List

6-8-16
Assemblyman Troy Singleton has sponsored legislation that would create a public list of people convicted of criminal abuse of animals or found civilly liable for animal cruelty in New Jersey.

2016 Election: ‘Morning After’ Discussion at Eagleton Institute

6-7-16
The Eagleton Institute of Politics in New Brunswick is hosting a panel discussion the morning after the New Jersey primary, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Sen. Menendez, Gov. Christie Talk Trump on Primary Day

6-7-16
As New Jerseyans cast their ballots for the primary, Sen. Bob Menendez criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his comments about a judge while Gov. Chris Christie defended Trump, saying he was expressing his opinion and that he's not a racist.