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Lawmakers Continue to Have Different Plans for Atlantic City Recovery

The Assembly Judiciary Committee met to amend Speaker Vincent Prieto's bill to rescue Atlantic City, but Senate President Steve Sweeney also has a proposal put forward.

Senators Question Higher Education Spending in State Budget

The Christie administration is proposing cuts to the Educational Opportunity Fund and to the state's senior public institutions.

Former State Justice Peter Verniero Discusses New Nominee’s Impact on Court

Gov. Christie's prior Supreme Court nominees have been refused hearings from the state Senate. His latest nominee -- Democrat Walter Timpone -- is expected to meet the qualifications of the "gentleman's agreement" in maintaining a balanced court.

Supportive Housing Association Director: NJ Needs More Affordable Housing

Supportive Housing Association Executive Director Gail Levinson says New Jersey needs more affordable housing options, particularly for the developmentally disabled.

President Obama to Give Commencement Address at Rutgers

President Obama will speak at the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony for Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Transportation Funding Discussed at Budget Hearing

Members of the Assembly discussed New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund, which is quickly running dry.

Jersey City Mayor Visits Atlantic City to Talk Casinos

Mayor Steve Fulop went to Atlantic City to discuss the pros and cons of allowing casinos in North Jersey.

Sen. Booker Meets with Federal Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Sen. Cory Booker says it breaks constitutional tradition and the Senate isn't doing their job by not granting President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing in the Senate.

Pulaski Skyway Project Behind Schedule

This week marks two years since the DOT closed traffic on the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway. Additional steel work has slowed the project down. It's on track to be completed in 2020.

Christie Touts Corporate Tax Relief, Jabs Fulop on Reval

Gov. Christie announced that with a lower unemployment rate, more people are paying into the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, allowing for $200 million in tax reductions for New Jersey employers.