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N.J. Residents To Vote On Whether To Use Taxes For Open Space Promotion

New Jersey voters will cast their ballots on a referendum in November on whether to dedicate a portion of the state’s business tax revenue to protecting open space.

08/04/2014

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Wisniewski: Phone Logs Cast Doubt On Christie Aides’ George Washington Bridge Story

The logs do not detail what was discussed between then-Port Authority Chairman David Samson and others.

06/25/2014

Salt water taffy (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

N.J. State Assembly Approves Bill To Make Salt Water Taffy Official State Candy

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday approved a bill that would make salt water taffy the official state candy.

06/16/2014

Salt water taffy (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Fifth-Graders Push For NJ Lawmakers To Name Salt Water Taffy The State Candy

An Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill that would give salt water taffy the designation.

06/05/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at his inauguration on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newtown Parents Call On NJ Gov. Chris Christie To Sign Ammo Bill

Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting joined Democrats Thursday in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

05/22/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

WCBS 880: NJ Taxpayers Foot $725K Bill For ‘Bridgegate’ Lawyers

The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has billed its lawyers more than $725,000 to date, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

05/05/2014

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New Jersey ‘Bridgegate’ Panel Orders 4 To Testify

A New Jersey legislative committee has ordered current and former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in the committee’s probe of politically motivated traffic jams last year near the George Washington Bridge.

04/22/2014

A man smoke a marijuana cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Prosecutors Group Backs Legalization Of Marijuana

Jon-Henry Barr, head of the Municipal Prosecutors Association, said prosecutors could be focusing on more pressing problems.

03/31/2014

Crowds waits for NJ TRANSIT trains during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NFL, NJ TRANSIT Skip Assembly Hearings On Super Bowl Transit Woes

A New Jersey legislative committee has again been rebuffed by officials from NJ TRANSIT and the NFL as the panel probes what caused massive train delays after last month’s Super Bowl.

03/10/2014

FILE -- Memorial for 8-month-old Angelie Paredes, killed in West New York, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

N.J. Pols Introduce ‘Angelie’s Law’ Targeting Distracted Commuter Van Drivers

A new law in New Jersey aims to crack down on distracted driving and prevent another tragedy like the one that took the life of a baby girl in her stroller.

01/30/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Committees Investigating Christie Administration, George Washington Bridge Lane Closures Merge

New Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

01/21/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Says He’ll Sign Immigrant Tuition Bill If Financial Aid Provision Dropped

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says anyone who thought he wasn’t serious about easing college tuition costs for students living in the U.S. illegally owes him an apology.

12/19/2013

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Battle Brewing Over Casino Expansion In New Jersey

With competition in New York and Pennsylvania eating into New Jersey’s gambling revenue, state lawmakers are considering bringing casinos to Bergen County.

12/12/2013

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N.J. Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana Patients To Go Out Of State For Drug

The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Scotch Plains), said New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has been slow going and she said not all strains are available in the Garden State.

12/12/2013

Law makers in New Jersey are trying to make it illegal to eat while driving. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Driving’s New Distraction, Eating Behind The Wheel

Eating while driving. A lot of people do it every day, but startling new information has shown that the habit could be more dangerous than texting behind the wheel.

12/06/2013

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