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GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

N.J. Lawmakers Push For Stricter Penalties For Convicted Burglars

A recent wave of home robberies in central New Jersey has politicians calling for stiffer penalties for convicted burglars.

11/01/2014

FILE -- Participants compete behind their computers during the ethical hacking contest Insomni'hack 2014 on March 21, 2014 in Geneva. (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Assemblyman Hosts Summit On Cybersecurity

Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick invited state Homeland Security officials and business leaders, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

10/20/2014

The Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson, left, and Antonio Allen line up against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 28, 2014. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

N.J. Lawmakers Advance Sports Betting Bill

Legislation that would allow sports betting in casinos and racetracks has been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel.

10/02/2014

Some New Jersey lawmakers said they want NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign over his handling of domestic violence cases in the league. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Lawmakers Call For End To NFL Tax-Exempt Status

The bipartisan group of politicians, all women, threw their support behind a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would also pull tax exemptions from other professional sports leagues.

09/30/2014

New Jersey Driver's License (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.

06/12/2014

Gov. Chris Christie holds press conference on GWB lane closure scandal, Jan. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Stunned By ‘Abject Stupidity,’ Fires Aide For GWB Traffic Jams

Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.

01/09/2014

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

Officials On George Washington Bridge Closures: There Was No Traffic Study

Three Port Authoritiy officials testified Monday that there was no traffic study being conducted while access lanes from Fort Lee on the George Washington Bridge were closed in September, as was originally claimed.

12/09/2013

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NJ Assembly Approves Social Media Protections For Employees, Students

The bills would prohibit employers, colleges and universities from requiring current or prospective employees or students to disclose user names or passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

06/25/2012

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Proposed New Jersey Teen Driving Law Will Also Affect Parents

A measure approved Friday in a New Jersey Assembly committee requires parents and teens to attend a driver’s education class if the child is to obtain a license.

06/15/2012

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Assembly OKs Raising New Jersey’s Minimum Wage To $8.50

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who sponsored the bill, said the increase would help thousands of impoverished families make ends meet and would jumpstart local economies

05/24/2012

New Jersey State Assembly

N.J. Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill; Heads To Gov. Christie For Expected Veto

Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.

02/16/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

New Jersey GOP Elects Bramnick New Majority Leader

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield succeeds Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who collapsed and died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session last week.

01/17/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Assembly OKs Bill Hiking Costs For Pension And Health Benefits

The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.

06/23/2011

Consumer Rebates Measure Goes Before NJ Assembly

Legislation aimed at helping New Jersey consumers get instant rebates will go before the full Assembly this week.

12/12/2010

Cpl. Jason Dunham arriving in Iraq in early 2004.

NJ Assembly Panel To Consider “Gold Star” Plates

Legislation that would create special license plates for parents and close relatives of American troops killed while serving their country will go before a New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday.

11/14/2010