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State Investment Council Runs 2019 Numbers On Public-Worker Pensions

Review reveals a mixed lot: return on investment remains right on the money, but gains missed assumed rate of return for first time since 2016, while overall pension valuation dips.

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Will Trump's Clean-Water Rollback Imperil NJ's Small Streams, Wetlands?

Experts are divided, but one possible outcome could make New Jersey more vulnerable to water pollution from other states.

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STEM Teachers Could Get Up To $20K In College Loan Aid

Senate passes legislation to give STEM educators a hand with paying off existing student loans or help funding advanced degrees.

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PSEG Joins Battle Against Repeal Of Obama-Era Curb On Power Plant Pollution

Nine of the largest power companies in the country, including PSEG, have filed suit to stop a rollback of a rule that would limit emissions from power plants.

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Editorial: Let's Hope 25 Does Save Lives In Burlington City

We noticed from the voluminous comments posted on the Burlington 08016 Facebook page that residents, like us, are having a difficult time wrapping their heads around the speed limit on Route 130 being permanently reduced from 40 mph to 25 in Burlington City’s school zone, not just during school hours.

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Legislators Note Slow Progress On State's Water Quality Management Law

Lawmakers expressed disappointment Tuesday with the response to the state’s new water quality management law during a hearing in Trenton that took place as Newark residents are drinking bottled water and homeowners across the state have water safety concerns.

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Public Utilities Board Presses For More Teeth To Enforce Water Standards

The state’s public utilities board wants more teeth in its ability to enforce water quality regulations, including the capability to compel the merger of smaller, inefficient water utilities with larger ones, and to levy harsher fines on companies that violate regulations.

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Murphy Signs Order Requiring Gun Vendors To Follow Public Safety Principles

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order requiring gun vendors that the state buys from to follow public safety principles.

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Governor Uses State Pocketbook As Weapon In Gun Safety Campaign

Under Murphy’s new executive order, state government would purchase firearms only from manufacturers and dealers it deems responsible

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Coming Soon: 25 MPH Speed Limit At All Hours On Route 130 In Burlington City

Legislation known as Antwan’s Law that permanently lowered the speed limit on the busy highway between Wood Street and Jacksonville Road and raised the fines for speeding there was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last December, but it has yet to be implemented by the state Department of Transportation, which must post alerting motorists of the permanent speed limit change. Until that happens, police cannot enforce the reduced limit.

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