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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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Christie calls for 'New Jersey and American renewal'

Gov. Chris Christie called for a “New Jersey and American renewal” Tuesday during a State of the State speech that appeared to hint at a forthcoming presidential campaign launch.

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Christie’s Speech on State Leans Instead on National Anxiety

Chris Christie, on the brink of announcing a possible run for president, used his annual New Jersey agenda-setting speech to lament Americans’ anxieties over the economy and call for smaller government at every level.

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ASSEMBLY EFFORTS TO FOCUS ON TEACHER PREPARATION, MENTORING AND SUPPORT

State's lower chamber has busy spring ahead of it working on package of education legislation

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Bill would aid first responders’ families

Cinnaminson firefighter Chris Hunter died in November from a heart ailment.

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Local troops in NJ Army Nat'l Guard return home

A dozen members of the New Jersey Army National Guard who returned home after almost a year-long deployment in Southwest Asia.

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