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Lawmakers debate property tax relief in Christie's proposed budget (Burlington County Times)

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed $34.4 billion budget calls for the largest payment into the public employee pension system in state history, but lawmakers question whether it’s short on funding needed to tame New Jersey’s notoriously high property taxes.

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Patent trolls: New Jersey out to stop companies unfairly profiting from patents (NJBiz)

They are called “patent trolls” — and that's the nice nickname. Their critics feel what they do is not so nice. Or ethical. Or really anything other than a shakedown or a shameful money grab.

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Elected officials to get an earful at community meeting

By STEVEN HART

Staff Writer

HAINESPORT - A New Jersey assemblyman will be there. So will a Burlington County freeholder. As well as officials from the township, Pemberton Township and Westampton.

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NJ legislative package would help manufacturing

Legislators have introduced a package of bills proposing tax cuts, training initiatives and educational programs to help New Jersey's ailing manufacturing industry.

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Sweeney, Weinberg urge Turnpike Authority to drop plan to privatize toll collection

WOODBRIDGE – With a May deadline looming for private firms to submit proposals to take over toll collection duties on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, two Trenton powerhouses urged the Turnpike Authority’s board to scrap plans to privatize, saying such a plan offers no proven savings.

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Legislative panels advance arbitration award cap extension (Burlington County Times)

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are racing to extend a cap on salary hikes that arbitrators can award to police and firefighter unions before it expires next week.

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Deadline for health care enrollment looming (Burlington County Times)

MOORESTOWN — The deadline for enrolling in the national health care program is March 31.

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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Gamblers can self-exclude without admitting problem (Courier Post Online)

The state Assembly last week unanimously passed legislation that allows a person to enter the gambling self-exclusion list without acknowledging a problem.

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‘Breakfast After the Bell’ Rings True in Efforts to Combat Kids' Hunger

Reasons why school kids go hungry in the morning range from not having breakfast available at home to being embarrassed about getting a free before-school meal.

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Singleton Introduces Legislative Package to Reignite New Jersey’s Manufacturing Industry

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D- Burlington) introduced a comprehensive legislative package Thursday to create jobs and accelerate the state's economic recovery by reigniting New Jersey's manufacturing industry.

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