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NJ Bills Would Bar State Contracts Over Inversion Deals

Law360, New York (September 16, 2014, 6:06 PM ET) -- Joining a slew of federal proposals to crack down on corporate inversions, two New Jersey bills formally introduced on Monday would ban the award of state contracts to American companies that reincorporate abroad to avoid U.S. tax obligations.

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Christie vetoes smoking ban, signs alimony reform

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed into law legislation ending permanent alimony in most divorce cases, but he vetoed a measure that would have banned smoking on public beaches and in parks.

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Singleton Disappointed by Christie’s Veto of Bill to Help Manage State Debt Amidst Record 8th Credit Downgrade

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) expressed his disappointment over Gov. Christie's veto of a bill he sponsored that would have helped the state get a better handle on its mounting debt, particularly in light of the latest credit downgrade by Standard & Poor yesterday.

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N.J.'s alimony law gets an update after Christie signs bill

TRENTON — New Jersey’s alimony law — derided by many as archaic — is getting an update.

Gov. Chris Christie's office announced tonight that he signed a bill (A845) that would make significant changes to alimony, though critics have said it doesn’t go far enough.

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Westampton fails to beat Guinness world record

WESTAMPTON — They stopped, dropped and rolled. But, in the end, they came up a bit short of a coveted world record.

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COAH releases $14M in affordable housing money

TRENTON — The Council on Affordable Housing has released the first $14 million in frozen affordable housing trust fund money that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration previously threatened to seize.

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Sweeney makes a pitch for state to fix bridges and roads

State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D., Gloucester), campaigning to highlight the urgency of fixing New Jersey's infrastructure, appeared at the decaying Centerton Road Bridge in Mount Laurel on Friday and invoked concerns about cars falling into rivers.

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Sweeney bridge tour comes to Burlington County

MOUNT LAUREL — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s statewide tour of deficient bridges continued Friday with a stop at the Centerton Road bridge, which was described as the worst of over a dozen structurally deficient spans in Burlington County.

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Major reforms will impact New Jersey's public schools this year

It's not easy to list the top issues affecting New Jersey students, educators and taxpayers as the school year begins. There are just so many to choose from.

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Alimony reform bill awaits Christie signing

As a marital law attorney for three decades, Tom Jenkins thought he figured out the unwritten rules of thumb for awarding alimony.

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