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Assembly to consider Moose's Law during makeup voting session

New Jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation to allow judges to bar some people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets during a makeup voting session scheduled in place of one canceled earlier this week because of an impending snowstorm.

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Editorial: More teacher training for teen suicide prevention

Using the power of law to prevent tragedy should be every state legislature’s goal. New Jersey lawmakers are doing just that by working to better train school teachers in suicide prevention. 

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The List: Top 10 Lawmakers Influencing Education Policy in New Jersey

With the governor preoccupied with a potential run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, the state's lawmakers may play a greater in role in education legislation

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers.

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ASSEMBLY BILL WOULD INCREASE SUICIDE-AWARENESS TRAINING FOR NEW JERSEY EDUCATORS

An estimated 70 young people in New Jersey kill themselves each year, almost half of them school-aged. A bill now being negotiated in the Statehouse aims to address how public schools can help preventing such tragedies.

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5 examples of Trenton gridlock matching Washington's

Lawmakers and public workers tuned into Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State speech last week for details about about an overhaul to the public worker benefit program. But there was nothing.

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Singleton appointed vice chair of Assembly Education Committee

One of Burlington County’s state legislators has landed a leadership post on a key Assembly panel.

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Legislative roundup: Bills aim to boost job growth

A trio of bills advanced through the Commerce and Economic Development Committee Monday, each designed to spur job growth in the state.

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Local assemblymen appointed vice chairs of committees

Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, will serve as vice chairman of the Assembly Education Committee. Singleton, of Palmyra, has sponsored several major education reform initiatives since joining the legislature in 2011, including measures to improve education in some of the state's poorest.

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Assembly committee approves bill requiring addiction treatment training at jails

Legislation aimed to help inmates deal with substance abuse and drug addiction was approved earlier this week by an Assembly panel.

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