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NJ Lawmakers: Keep Those with DWIs from Operating Trains

5-27-16
After finding out an NJ Transit engineer with a suspended license and DWIs is still operating trains, New Jersey officials are calling for a federal standard to prevent that.

Assembly, Senate Approve Two AC Rescue Bills in Compromise

5-26-16
Members of the Assembly and Senate approved Atlantic City rescue bills that mark a compromise between Assembly Speaker Prieto and Senate President Sweeney.

State Investigation of NJ Recycling Industry Uncovers Shady Practices

5-25-16
The State Commission of Investigation’s look into New Jersey’s recycling industry, called “Dirty Dirt”, uncovered shady, unlicensed operators with ties to the New York mob, exploiting regulatory loopholes to dump tainted construction debris around New Jersey.

Group Eyes Ways to Rebuild and Preserve State’s Old, Brittle Water Infrastructure

5-25-16
Jersey Water Works, a broad coalition of organizations and individuals, has issued a report on ways communities can come together with government, business and environmentalists to reverse some of the adverse trends affecting the state's water supply.

NJ Beaches Ready for Memorial Day Weekend Despite Storm Erosion

5-25-16
After damaging coastal storms in September and January, beaches at the Jersey Shore will still be open for visitors Memorial Day weekend.

Ask the Governor: May 25, 2016

5-25-16
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor” on NJ 101.5, hosted by Eric Scott Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christie Vetoes Voter Approved Open Space Funding Amendment

5-24-16
Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill implementing a constitutional amendment dedicating 4 percent of the corporate business tax to preserving open space, farmland and historic sites that voters approved two years ago.

Director of NJ’s Department of Homeland Talks TSA Updates and More

5-24-16
New Jersey Department of Homeland Security Director Chris Rodriguez discusses the removal of TSA's head of security and what changes will be made to alleviate long security lines.

Legalization Advocates: Marijuana Could Bring in $300M in Revenue

5-24-16
New Jersey could harvest an estimated $300 million, according to a report prepared by New Jersey Policy Perspective, if it legalized recreational marijuana use and taxed it at 25 percent.

Frontline, NPR Investigates Insurance Companies Short-Changing Victims of Sandy

5-24-16
Reporter Laura Sullivan was part of a Frontline and NPR investigation that found insurance companies were short-changing victims of Superstorm Sandy while amassing hundreds of millions of dollars in profit.