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Lawmakers send fracking waste ban to Christie

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a ban on storing in the state waste from natural gas drilling. After passage in the Assembly Thursday, the bill heads to Gov. Chris Christie. He previously vetoed a similar bill, saying it ...
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Senate, Assembly Approve Democratic Budget

6-26-14
The Democratic budget plan, which the Senate approved, includes a full payment into the pension system while increasing taxes on income over $1 million.

NJ firefighter family buries another loved one

6-26-14
WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family held funeral services Thursday for their firefighter son, who died of complications from cancer just three months after his father, also a firefighter, was killed battling a restaurant blaze. Mourners ...
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Fulop Flexes Muscle, Demotes Police Chief, Promises More Changes to Come

6-26-14
Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan received a letter from Mayor Steve Fulop saying the demotion was due to structural changes and concern with the number of lawsuits filed against the chief for retaliation.
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CWA NJ Director: NJ’s Suffering Because Christie Hasn’t Reinvested in the State

6-26-14
CWA New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein says New Jersey is suffering because Christie has not reinvested in the state, not because of the pension system.

Rules released to reduce whale entanglement

6-26-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal officials are releasing new regulations for commercial fishermen designed to reduce the number of whales caught in fishing gear off the Atlantic states. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the ...

Beach replenishment work completed in Monmouth

6-26-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Work to widen Monmouth County beaches that were pounded by Superstorm Sandy has been completed. New Jersey and federal officials say the work wrapped up last week in Long Branch, completing a stretch of newly widened ...

Bill would ban smoking at parks, limit at beaches

6-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would put new limitations on smoking in New Jersey's outdoor public spaces. The state's Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to ban smoking at state, county and municipal ...

Judges: Retirees have right to pension increases

6-26-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that retired public workers have a right to cost-of-living increases in their pensions. But in an opinion Thursday, a three-judge panel leaves it to a lower court judge to decide ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 26, 2014

6-26-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.