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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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Cruz-Perez, Singleton Bill To Transform Foreclosed Properties Into Affordable Housing Advances

TRENTON – Today, the Senate Economic Growth Committee advanced the “New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act” sponsored by Senate Economic Growth Chairwoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Senator Troy Singleton, which would establish the “New Jersey Foreclosure Relief Corporation” as a temporary entity within the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.

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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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Singleton Discusses Need For Mental Health Screening

Senator Troy Singleton discussed a bill that he, along with Assemblyman Herbert Conaway, is sponsoring that requires the screening of certain school-aged children for depression.

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Conaway, Murphy & Singleton Stress Need For Depression Screenings For Young People To Combat Teen Depression & Suicide

7th Legislative District Team Sponsoring Bill to Address Rise of Teen Depression & Suicide 

TRENTON – Noting the alarming rise in teen depression and suicide, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Assemblywoman Carol Murphy and Senator Troy Singleton (all D-Burlington) on Thursday highlighted the need to screen young people for depression, and discussed how a bill they are sponsoring could help identify warning signs of depression so they could be addressed before it is too late.

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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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