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Christie: No recollection of Egea texts

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't remember receiving text messages from an aide about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Regina Egea (eh-JEE'-uh) testified in July that she'd texted the governor her thoughts ...

Christie to convene panel on pension reform

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is looking for more input for solutions to the state's budget woes. Christie will sign an executive order Friday in Parsippany convening a nonpartisan blue ribbon commission tasked with coming up with ...

Authorities: New Jersey police fatally shoot man

8-1-14
WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say police in southern New Jersey have fatally shot a man. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says 42-year-old Daniel Pierre was shot as three officers responded to a call to a home. Authorities have not said why ...

Attorney: Appeal coming in NJ gay conversion suit

8-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he'll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 1, 2014

8-1-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey returns $125M to residents

8-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey returned a record $125.1 million in unclaimed property and funds to residents during the last fiscal year. The Unclaimed Property Administration says 70,762 people submitted claims during the 2014 fiscal year. ...

Christie’s bully pulpit sparks ethics complaint

8-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has been slapped with an ethics complaint after he endorsed a local beach pavilion-building project. Vincent Ehmann of Belmar says he believes it was improper for the governor to take sides on his town's ...

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

8-1-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf. Members of Alpha Company, 2-113th ...
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Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

7-31-14
After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.
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Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

7-31-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.