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Lawmakers Head To NYC To Generate Ideas On Immigration Reform

Some members of Congress broke away from the Beltway this weekend and came to New York to visit local immigration sites.

07/27/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Mull Posting Legal Notices Online Instead Of In Newspapers

Proponents say the measure would save towns and taxpayers millions of dollars. Roughly $20 million is now spent on the notices for various government meetings, contracting opportunities and other business matters.

01/07/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Lawmakers To Consider New Aid To NJ Cities

The Senate Budget Committee will consider legislation appropriating the money — plus $1.5 million for oversight — on Thursday.

12/08/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at a town hall meeting - Cape May, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

N.J. Supreme Court Orders State To Give Schools More Money

The New Jersey Supreme Court has rebuked Gov. Chris Christie and ordered the state to increase spending on poor schools by an estimated $500 million.

05/24/2011

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NY Senators Plan Ethics Discussion With Online Public Participation

New Yorkers long fed up with the behavior of politicians in Albany were expected to get a chance to tweet their opinions on a myriad of bills aimed at cleaning up state government.

05/03/2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is seen at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY - Jun 17, 2010 - Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Historic House Trust of New York City

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch IDs State Lawmakers Who Reneged On Reform Plan

Koch will release the names of lawmakers who signed written pledges during their campaigns last year to work for reform of ethics and governing, but who have failed to act this year.

04/12/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP, Dem Senators Say Gov’t Shutdown Avoidable

Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.

02/21/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Future Of NY Schools, Teachers On Line In Budget

Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.

02/15/2011

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NJ Lawmakers Gauge Layoffs’ Effect On Safety

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has invited several speakers to address a recent spike in violent crime.

02/07/2011

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NJ Budget On Track, But Questions Linger

Legislative budget officer David Rosen was expected to tell the panel that revenue and spending were roughly on track seven months into the fiscal year.

02/03/2011

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Conn. Lawmakers To Hear From More Malloy Picks

Connecticut lawmakers will hear from more of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nominees for top state positions, the first step in the confirmation process.

01/23/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Ewing, NJ - Oct 12, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Democrats: Reverse Rail Tunnel Toll Increase

The Democrats said Governor Chris Christie’s plan to use the toll money to fund other highway, rail and bridge projects is “disingenuous.”

01/12/2011

NJ Measure Would Aid Domestic Violence Victims

New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.

12/26/2010

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Internet Betting, Horse Breeder Bills On Tap In NJ

The Internet gambling would be run by Atlantic City casinos and would include all games, including poker, that can be played at casinos.

12/16/2010

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Probe Sought Into Steroid Use By NJ Cops

Deputy Assembly Speaker John McKeon wants Attorney General Paula Dow to open a criminal inquiry.

12/14/2010

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