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New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants More Details On Sandy Spending

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

07/21/2014

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

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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Codey Calls For Ban On Texting While At Red Lights In New Jersey

The former governor said that texting behind the wheel, even at a red light, is dangerous.

11/13/2013

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N.J. State Senate Candidate Arrested At Pot Protest… Again

A Libertarian candidate for a New Jersey State Senate seat was arrested for the second time in four months this week, for smoking marijuana at a protest.

09/04/2013

An NYU student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Spying On Muslims Leads To N.J. Senate Committee Approving New Regulations

A New Jersey State Senate committee passed a bill Monday that would require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state — a measure prompted by revelations about NYPD spying on Muslims.

06/17/2013

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N.J. Senate Panel Supports Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available To Kids

The Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the bill that would eliminate requiring written confirmation from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order for juveniles to get medical marijuana.

06/06/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmakers Give Final Green Light To 3 Gun Control Bills

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.

05/20/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

Bill Would Tighten Ban On Human Trafficking In New Jersey

A bill that would add additional teeth to the ban on human trafficking has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate.

03/18/2013

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

New Jersey Committee Advances Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’

The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee’s vote on Monday moves the bill to the full Senate.

03/18/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Names Two State Supreme Court Nominees

Republican Gov. Chris Christie said his decision making process was transparent with the Democratic Senate president. Christie also insisted he had no deal in place to secure the confirmations.

12/10/2012

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