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N.J. Bill Would Require Permits For Uber, Other Ride-Sharing Companies

Legislation advanced by a New Jersey State Assembly panel would require ride-sharing companies that use personal vehicles to get a state permit and meet safety requirements.

12/11/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report Released On Findings From Committee Probing Bridgegate Scandal

It has been more than a year since the lane closure scandal on the George Washington Bridge, and a legislative committee has been investigating why the three access lanes were shut down – snarling traffic.

12/04/2014

Rosemary Marchetto is pushing for a law regulating dog groomers in New Jersey after the death of her dog, Bijou. (Credit: CBS2)

N.J. Woman Pushes For Law Regulating Pet Groomers After Dog Dies

If you ever use a pet groomer, a new law has been proposed in New Jersey that could protect your dog or cat.

12/04/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers Mull Private Surveillance Camera Registration Requirement

Video surveillance cameras are almost everywhere you look these days, and more and more people are installing them as security measures at their businesses and homes.

11/17/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Call For Gov. Chris Christie To Spend On Bridges, Roads

The politicians want Christie to put money into the drained-out Transportation Trust Fund.

08/27/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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