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Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Peer Counseling Bill For NJ Vets Heads To Gov. Christie

Vet-2-Vet, a toll-free confidential help line, was created years ago by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

08/07/2011

Horse Carriage-Taxi Crash (credit: CBS 2)

Tourists, Horse Carriage Driver Expected To Recover From Crash With Taxi Near Central Park

Three tourists from Ohio and a hansom cab driver were injured when the carriage was flipped on its side by the crash late Monday night, knocking the horse onto the street.

07/27/2011

Passengers wait to check in with their baggage at a United Airlines counter. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer To Airlines: Refund Baggage Fees When Bags Are Lost

Sen. Charles Schumer said if airlines don’t start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers’ bags are lost, he’ll introduce a bill to force the issue.

07/18/2011

New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Birth Certificates For Stillborn Children

The Certificate of Still Birth Bill was first introduced in New York in 2003, but failed to pass because opponents feared it would impinge on abortion rights. The language of the bill has since been rewritten to address those concerns.

06/29/2011

New  York State Senator Bill Perkins (L) (credit: AP)

State Troopers Arrest NYC Lawmakers At Rent Control Rally

Sen. Bill Perkins, a Manhattan Democrat and the first escorted out, said they are trying to get rent laws renewed or reformed. Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera also was arrested.

06/14/2011

Sen. Schumer Pushes Bill For Childhood Brain Tumor Research

The New York Democrat said brain tumors are the second most prevalent cancer for children. His National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network Act would coordinate research into the causes and ways to prevent the disease.

05/25/2011

Crossover mirror (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY Lawmakers Push For Crossover Mirrors On Large Trucks

The push for so-called “crossover” mirrors to compensate for blind spots in large trucks is taking on added urgency after last week’s death of a 4-year-old who was hit by a truck while riding his tricycle in William´╗┐sburg.

05/20/2011

NY Senators Push To Toughen Texting-At-Wheel Law

The state’s Senate Republicans promised Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving.

05/03/2011

New Jersey State Assembly

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.

03/27/2011

Vaccine

NJ Committee Rejects Vaccination Exemption Bill

Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.

03/08/2011

Gas Pump (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Residents Will Have To Wait For Gas Prices Relief

Drivers in parts of Long Island will have to wait for a break from rising gas prices because of a communications error.

03/03/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Suffolk County To Cap Gas Sales Tax

The legislation was signed back in August, months before unrest overseas pushed the average price of gas on Long Island to nearly $3.60 a gallon.

03/01/2011

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers To Discuss Veterans Housing Bill

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would give preference to veterans among those seeking affordable or subsidized housing.

02/05/2011

N.J. school sexting scandal

NJ Measure Would Combat Teen ‘Sexting’

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

01/23/2011

Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Lobbies Business For Sick Leave Mandate

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told businesses he will support legislation requiring paid sick leave for employees, which many companies oppose.

01/07/2011

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