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Bill to restore N.J. property tax information removed by Christie administration advances

TRENTON — The key state Senate committee today approved a bill requiring Gov. Chris Christie's administration to restore information about property taxes that it had removed from a state website earlier this year.

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New calculations troubling for New Jersey pension system

New calculations show that the pension fund covering retirement benefits for most of New Jersey’s public employees is projected to go broke in a decade, not the 30 years officials had estimated just months ago.

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Allen to unveil bills aimed at building workforce

Sen. Diane Allen, R-Burlington, is going to Burlington County Institute of Technology Wednesday to unveil several new bills she hopes will strengthen New Jersey’s workforce and create opportunities for New Jersey families, entrepreneurs and employers.

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N.J. Legislature sends Christie bill to waive fee for veteran death certificates

TRENTON — New Jersey’s state government would be required to furnish free death certificates for veterans under a bill that has landed on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

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Rape by fraud? N.J. lawmaker introduces bill to make it a crime

TRENTON — Imagine this: A man woos a woman to bed with tales of his riches, fast cars and a vacation home in Monaco. But he actually lives in his mother’s basement.

Or this: A seemingly wealthy widow convinces a younger man to sleep with her on the notion that they may marry and he’ll inherit her money. In reality, she’s broke.

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Increasing transparency is essential to instilling trust

Voters of all political persuasions who went to the polls on Election Day consistently noted one fundamental flaw in government — they feel they cannot trust their elected officials.

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Analysis: Is possible 2016 run behind Christie’s tighter grip on N.J. financial info?

Governor Christie won the 2009 gubernatorial election against incumbent Jon Corzine by promising to right New Jersey’s economy, fix a state budget riddled with debt and take on record-high property tax bills.

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Legislative Roundup: Education bills advance

A series of bills addressing a variety of education issues in the state are making their way through the Legislature.

The Senate Education Committee advanced a bill Thursday co-sponsored in the Assembly by Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, to help provide greater financial stability for school districts on military bases or other operations controlled by the federal government.

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Cherry Hill man pleads guilty to theft in romance fraud

A Cherry Hill man accused of defrauding a Florence woman out of thousands of dollars as part of a romantic ruse has pleaded guilty to the crime and now faces state prison time.

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Bordentown Twp. honors veterans

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

During a Veterans’ Day ceremony Saturday at Bordentown Cemetery, Mayor Steve Benowitz used that quote from John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address to illustrate what veterans do for the United States every day.

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