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Change to casino self-ban advances in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gamblers could ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a problem under a bill that the New Jersey Assembly approved Thursday.

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Assembly Approves Democratic Bill Package to Give Kids a Leg Up In School by Boosting Breakfast Programs

The General Assembly on Thursday approved a three-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics.

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Singleton, Prieto, Burzichelli & Schaer Bill to Help Manage State Debt in the Face of Mounting Obligations Approved by full Assembly

Under the bill, the State Debt Report, which is submitted to the Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning, would be required to include a detailed analysis and narrative discussion of the state's ability to afford an increase in its overall debt by incurring additional debt, and recommendations on the affordability of any such increase.

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Caputo, Singleton, Vainieri Huttle & Burzichelli Bill to Allow People to Ban Themselves from Gaming Facilities Without Admitting Gambling Problem OK'd by Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John Burzichelli sponsored to allow a person to require voluntary exclusion from gaming activities without acknowledging being a problem gambler was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

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NJ has chance to provide better schools and jobs: Opinion

New Jersey has the 38th-worst unemployment rate in the nation, and for construction workers the jobless rate is even worse. At the same time, thousands of school children, their teachers and other staff face serious health and safety hazards and poor learning conditions in buildings that may be more than a hundred years old.

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Reigniting NJ’s manufacturing engine

As New Jersey’s economic recovery continues to lag behind our neighboring states, we have to be more aggressive in our approach toward bringing jobs and economic opportunity to our state. Throughout our history, broad-based job growth and job creation have ensured that economic opportunity was there for thousands of New Jersey citizens across several generations.

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Bill would prohibit schools from denying lunch or breakfast

TRENTON — New Jersey schools would be prohibited from denying students breakfast or lunch for at least three weeks after their meal accounts run dry under a measure moving through the state Legislature.

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Great bill; more transparency

Burlington County Times

Under a bill recently introduced by Burlington County legislators, local governments would be allowed more discretion when auctioning or leasing preserved land for farming purposes.

The legislation would allow county and municipal governments to continue leasing farmland acquired through preservation to a current leaseholder for any time period mutually agreed upon. It also would let them give local farmers preference when auctioning leases for farming publicly owned property rather than force them to always accept the highest bidder.

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Passion for Helping

Mary Ham always knew she wanted to help people and she feels she found the perfect way to do it. The Willingboro resident is a home care nurse for Moorestown Visiting nurses.

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Dietz & Watson awarded $30 million to stay in Delanco

DELANCO — Dietz & Watson has been awarded $30 million in state assistance to help rebuild its mammoth distribution center, which was lost to a massive fire last fall.

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