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New Jersey Assembly Approves Assisted Suicide Bill

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday voted 41-31 to approve the New Jersey Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.


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Sponsor Hopes For Agreement On Medical Marijuana Bill In New York

The bill’s sponsor said talks between between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly have started and and her goal is an agreement within days.


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NY Assembly Gives Final OK Of $135B State Budget

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.


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Internal Rift Over Harassment Scandal Threatens State Ethics Board

New York’s secretive ethics board made it clear Monday that members did not vote to block the investigation of a sexual-harassment scandal in the state Assembly.


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Police Investigate Brooklyn Shooting That Damaged Assemblyman William Boyland’s Car

A New York State assemblyman and his young son found themselves caught in the crossfire on Wednesday night. No one was hurt, but the two had quite a fright.


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NJ Assembly Panel Passes Ban On Bath Salts

A bill passed a week ago by the state Senate was cleared by the Assembly Health Committee. It now needs to be approved by the full Assembly before being delivered to the governor to be signed into law.


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Unemployment Benefits Measure Sent To Christie

Legislation that would extend the amount of time that jobless residents in New Jersey could receive unemployment benefits has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.


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NJ Lawmakers Seek Boost In Life Science Tax Credit

Some New Jersey lawmakers want to boost the amount of life sciences research tax credits that are made available to state businesses.


Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Christie’s Proposed Budget

The citizens group Better Choices for New Jersey was planning a demonstration before Wednesday’s budget committee meeting.


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Mass Layoffs Measure Advancing In NJ Legislature

Legislation that proponents say would close loopholes in New Jersey’s law regarding mass layoffs may soon go before the full Assembly.


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NJ Measure Would Combat Teen ‘Sexting’

Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.


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NJ Senate Considers Affordable Housing Overhaul

The New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.


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NJ Assembly To Vote On Film Tax Credits

The Assembly is due to vote this week on plans to reinstate and expand New Jersey’s tax credit program for film and digital media production.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Jobs Bills Dominate NJ Legislative Agenda

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent.


NJ Assembly To Vote On Job Training Bill

Jobless New Jersey residents may soon be able to receive training from potential employers without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits.