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New Jersey Is Among America's Least Prepared States If Another Recession Hits

About a decade after the start of the Great Recession that rocked the U.S. economy, New Jersey remains among the states least fit to weather another economic downturn.

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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner On Rush To Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

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Momentum For State To Buy Foreclosed Home, Turn Into Affordable Housing

Similar measures failed repeatedly under Gov. Christie, but proponents optimistic his successor will look favorably on plan to remake thousands of bank-owned homes.

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Senate Proposes Buyback Program For Foreclosed Homes

Towns and community development organizations would be able to turn foreclosed homes into affordable housing under a measure approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

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Murphy And NJ Public Worker Unions Reach Deal On Big Changes To Health Care Plans

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday he has reached a deal with New Jersey public worker unions on health care that he says will save the state $500 million over two years.

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Conflict Continues Over What It Should Take To Graduate High School In NJ

State wants to give students option of more than one type of test to graduate, but debate is strong over consequences, unintended and not.

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New Jersey Attorney General To Investigate Sex-Abuse Allegations Among Catholic Clergy

New Jersey will investigate allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, following a report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania that found more than 1,000 victims there over 70 years.

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Gov. Phil Murphy: Costs Of Insurance Decreasing Thanks To State Action

Murphy, a Democrat, revealed the decrease during a news conference at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Monmouth County, where he said the decrease came despite actions by Republican President Donald Trump to destabilize the state’s insurance market and cripple the Affordable Care Act.

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Offshore Wind Could Bring Thousands Of Jobs And $700M To NJ, Report Says

Thousands of new jobs could be coming to the Jersey Shore, if the Garden State can get its offshore wind industry off the ground.

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Back To School In NJ Means Big Changes In Testing And Funding

As more than 1 million New Jersey schoolchildren return to the classroom this week, Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration will be going back to school themselves, so to speak, with some big debates already looming about their plans for public education.

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