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Tight-lipped Dietz & Watson frustrating local officials

DELANCO — As the rubble piles up where the former Dietz & Watson distribution center stood, local officials are feeling the rub.

They are frustrated that Dietz & Watson has not decided where it will rebuild its refrigerated distribution center, despite New Jersey offering more than $30 million in incentives for the center to be rebuilt at the Coopertown Road site, where its former 260,000-square-foot building stood before it was destroyed in a lingering fire in September.

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Singleton: Lawmakers face tough choices with budget crisis

WILLINGBORO — Assemblyman Troy Singleton says Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature are reviewing a “menu of bad choices” to try to balance the state budget while also making promised payments to the state pension system.

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Hundreds of Military Veterans Fill Room at GI Go Fund’s South Jersey Veterans Job Fair

Event included 65 employers, colleges, and health care services that met with the hundreds of veterans in attendance; NJ Adj. Gen. Michael Cunniff, NJ Assemblyman Troy Singleton, and Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard also on hand to meet and speak with veterans.

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Legislators begin discussing moving fire district elections to November

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are considering substantial changes to the state’s low-turnout fire district elections, including moving the election date to November and eliminating the annual vote for budgets within the state’s 2 percent tax cap.

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Salt water taffy takes step toward being NJ state candy

With a push from a hundred little lobbyists, New Jersey took a first step Thursday toward designating salt water taffy as its official state candy.

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Bill would let NJ residents sign up for no-gambling list without admitting problem

TRENTON — Those who want to stop themselves from being allowed to gamble in New Jersey would be able to without admit a gambling problem under legislation advanced by a Senate panel today.

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Lisa’s Law idled by Christie administration inaction

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration blew a deadline to complete a study on electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders as part of the state’s proposed Lisa’s Law sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, R-Ocean.

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Charter School Reform Bill Filed in New Jersey Legislature

A New Jersey lawmaker is attempting to rewrite the state's charter school laws to include another layer of oversight and more public input. Assemblyman Troy Singleton, a Democrat, introduced a bill last week that would create a statewide charter-authorizing board while establishing a framework to include public feedback in the charter-authorizing process.

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Reform Bill Could Reshape Landscape for Charter-School Approvals

Local say would be increased, single authority would weigh applications statewide

Long-awaited legislation that would rewrite the state’s charter school law, including a new proposal for easing the tug-of-war over local say in the application process, was introduced yesterday by state Assemblyman Troy Singleton.

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State to delay $400M in property tax relief

Thousands of senior citizens and the disabled will not be seeing any property tax relief this year despite the promise from the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie to deliver the money in August.

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