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LEGISLATORS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCRAMBLE TO PUT PARCC POLICIES IN PLACE

With the opt-out option growing in popularity across the state, educators and lawmakers rush to accommodate families who just say ‘no’

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Romance con artist gets prison for scamming Florence woman

A Cherry Hill man who wooed a Florence woman, then robbed her of money and trust, was handcuffed and taken to prison Friday, marking the end of a strange, sad tale of modern romance.

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Bill boosting fines for pedestrian safety violations clears Assembly panel

 Legislation to raise fines for pedestrian safety violations to pay for road improvements, enforcement and education programs is another step closer to becoming law

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Officials push for New Jersey health insurance enrollment

New Jersey and federal officials called on uninsured residents to enroll in a health care plan before the end of an Affordable Care Act open enrollment period.

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N.J. wants to adopt more rigorous standards for teacher candidates

Becoming a teacher in New Jersey would require additional training time for student teachers and higher standards for substitutes under revised rules proposed today by the state Department of Education.

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Bill would strengthen NJ’s animal cruelty laws

Legislation aimed at strengthening New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws is headed for the State Senate, after approval by the full Assembly last week.

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Thumbs-up for Feb. 1

Legislation that would allow judges to prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting a pet or working in the pet care industry, and would create an online cruelty registry awaits Senate confirmation.

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NJ lawmakers approve Moose's Law, more oversight over police equipment

Two bills to increase oversight over police acquisitions of military equipment were sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Thursday during a busy Assembly voting session that also featured a vote to approve animal-cruelty legislation inspired by a Burlington County dog’s death.

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Assembly to consider Moose's Law during makeup voting session

New Jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation to allow judges to bar some people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets during a makeup voting session scheduled in place of one canceled earlier this week because of an impending snowstorm.

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Editorial: More teacher training for teen suicide prevention

Using the power of law to prevent tragedy should be every state legislature’s goal. New Jersey lawmakers are doing just that by working to better train school teachers in suicide prevention. 

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