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Christie signs 10 new gun bills, including local lawmakers' anti-trafficking measure

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By David Levinsky Staff writer

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed 10 gun measures into law Thursday, but he held off on several others sent to him by the Legislature this summer, including the most controversial ones.

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Bills to assist veterans signed into law

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By David Levinsky Staff writer

TRENTON — Measures to help out-of-work veterans and veterans organizations were among the more than two dozen bills Gov. Chris Christie signed into law this week.

 

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She's proud to be a Habitat homeowner

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By Chris Bishop

RIVERSIDE — Diane Chambers, a retired schoolteacher from New York, always dreamed of owning her own home.

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NJ Now Requires Doctor’s Note For Handicapped Parking Permit Renewals

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By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A new law takes effect in New Jersey today that requires those using handicapped placards for parking in the state prove that they are, in fact, disabled.

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State saves sheltered workshops for adults with developmentally disabilities

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By Danielle Camilli Staff writer

The state’s sheltered workshop program will continue after participants and their families rallied the Legislature to keep it in place as an option for adults with disabilities to do meaningful paid jobs in safe and supportive workplaces despite their challenges.

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Bridge Commission introduces budget with no toll increase

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By Danielle Camilli Staff writer

PALMYRA — The Burlington County Bridge Commission has introduced a $28.9 million operating budget that holds tolls at $2 at its Delaware River spans, keeping the cost to cross steady for the 13th year in a row.

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NJ lawmakers break for summer: A look at some bills that passed and some still in limbo

www.phillyblurbs.com - By David Levinsky

TRENTON — Like students on the last day of school, New Jersey legislators bolted from the Statehouse on Thursday night for a long summer recess.

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Gun bills and open space ballot question among measures approved by Legislature

By David Levinsky - http://www.phillyburbs.com/

TRENTON — With the summer recess in New Jersey’s legislative calendar fast approaching, state lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a host of bills, including several gun control measures and a resolution to place a referendum on the November ballot to dedicate sales tax revenue to fund open space and farmland preservation.

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GPS Tracking For Repeat Domestic Violence Offenders?

By Kevin McArdle - www.nj1015.com

A bill that would allow a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically monitor defendants charged with or convicted of physically abusive domestic violence has passed the General Assembly.

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N.J. Assembly Approves Domestic Violence Bill

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The New Jersey Assembly has approved a measure that provides new protections for some domestic violence victims and is named for a Toms River woman killed by her former fiancé.

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