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Assembly bills to help female veterans

Following a special joint hearing, the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation Wednesday designed to help New Jersey’s female veterans get the help and services they need when they return home from the front lines.

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Governor O’Malley and Senator Begich Announce NewDEAL Leaders and Honorary Regional Chair

Today, NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska announced that eleven state and local elected leaders from across the country have been selected as the next group of NewDEAL Leaders and that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been named as one of the NewDEAL’s Honorary Regional Chairs.

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Amick: Christie administration fiscal transparency clouding up over time

Chris Christie couldn’t have made it clearer.

“New Jersey has for too long engaged in a practice of disjointed financial reporting and inadequate fiscal transparency,” he proclaimed in an executive order. However, he continued, “fiscal transparency is an important priority of this administration.”

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Democrat bill outfits police with body cameras

State Sen. Donald Norcross, D-Camden, and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, introduced new legislation Thursday to outfit all patrol officers with body cameras.

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Bill would close NJ child abuse disclosure loophole

Religious organizations in New Jersey may have child abusers working or volunteering for them and not be aware of it, according to one state lawmaker.  

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LUPE-PAC packs the house in New Brunswick

They packed Panico’s in New Brunswick last night, a network of politically active and insistent Latinas and those they honored as they made an emphatic case for more power in this state.

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Track domestic abusers with GPS devices: Editorial

Letizia Zindell, who went by "Lisa," called off her wedding the day before she was to walk down the aisle, after her fiance exploded at her in front of everybody at their rehearsal dinner.

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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Lampitt bill on disabled services advances

The Assembly Human Services Committee Thursday approved legislation co-sponsored by Pamela R. Lampitt, D-Camden/Burlington, to increase awareness of the programs and services available to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.

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In Search of African-American Male Teachers

Where are they?

For millions of African-American male youth who look toward the front of their classroom every day, the thought must arise frequently “Why don’t I see myself?”

That “myself,” of course, is a male teacher who represents to these youth a familiarity in gender and cultural experience that is virtually an unknown occurrence for African-American students in the American educational system.

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Assembly Panel Releases Moquera Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Research

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, and Ralph Caputo to allow gross income taxpayers to use their returns to make voluntary contributions to the Greater Philadelphia and Greater New York Chapters of the ALS Association for services provided to New Jersey residents was advanced recently by an Assembly panel.

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