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N.J. task force makes recommendations to improve school security

A state task force on school security issued a final report Thursday that recommends more police presence, the creation of a school safety academy, and a requirement that all staff and students carry identification, among other measures.

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Powerball odds growing against players, but changes may boost N.J. revenue

The Powerball lottery jackpots are about to get bigger – but so too will the odds against winning, a change that will likely mean fewer winners but more money for the states that run the game.

The changes come as multistate lottery sales have dropped by a third in New Jersey, cutting into one of the state’s biggest revenue sources. Slower sales could mean less for education programs and housing for veterans and the disabled.

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BILL TO CURB TOXIC CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER AWAITS DECISION BY CHRISTIE

Classified by EPA as likely carcinogen, TCP levels remain unregulated in Garden State

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Burlington County leaders sound off on Christie's campaign kickoff

It may not have been much of a surprise, but Burlington County’s Republican and Democratic officials had plenty to say about Gov. Chris Christie’s long-awaited decision to enter the 2016 presidential field.

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Senate votes to send water safety bill, juvenile justice reform to Christie

Legislation to create a water safety standard for an unregulated chemical found in two Moorestown municipal wells was sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Monday, along with over a dozen other bills that received final legislative approval.

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Singleton, Burzichelli, Prieto, Schaer, McKeon, Johnson & Wimberly Respond to Christie’s Vetoes of the FY 2016 Democratic Budget

Assembly Education Committee Vice-Chairman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John F. McKeon (D-Essex), Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee Chairman Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Passaic) issued a multimedia package Friday on Governor Christie’s vetoes of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Democratic budget plan for New Jersey.

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NJ Legislature sends $35.3 billion state budget to Christie

After months of hearings and debate, a $35.3 billion state budget landed on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Thursday, courtesy of a pair of party-line votes in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly.

 

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Assembly Backs Singleton Measure Condemning Use of the Confederate Flag

The General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton condemning the official use of the Confederate flag and urging any states that still support the image to officially do away with all references to it.

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NJ Assembly and Senate panels advance Democrats' $35.3 billion budget

New Jersey Democrats advanced their party’s $35.3 billion budget out of committees Tuesday with party-line votes that reflected Republican opposition to the plan’s proposed tax increases and Democrats’ commitment to making a larger pension payment than what Gov. Chris Christie proposed.

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Legislation to permit fire district mergers scheduled for Assembly vote

Legislation to permit fire districts to merge is up for a vote before the full New Jersey Assembly this week.

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