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On WFAN: N.J. Lawmaker Says Sports Betting To Move Ahead Regardless Of Outcome

New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak says he’ll be placing a bet — legally — on the NFL, one way or another: “I’m not saying ‘One day.’ I’m saying September.”

06/19/2014

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

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New Jersey Becoming 3rd State To Offer Internet Gambling

For the first time, people in New Jersey will be able to click a mouse or swipe a screen to gamble online.

11/21/2013

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Online Gambling To Begin In N.J. Next Month

The state Gaming Enforcement Division told The Associated Press on Friday that Atlantic City’s casinos may begin a “soft play” period on Nov. 21 for invited guests. If all goes well, the casinos can begin full Internet gambling at 9 a.m. on Nov. 26.

10/04/2013

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

Governor Chris Christie Plans To Speak With Rutgers Officials Over Hermann

The Hermann problem has popped up when many thought the worst was over, and that the Rutgers athletic department could start focusing on its move to the Big Ten in 2014.

05/26/2013

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Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey

In a decision released late Thursday, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton, N.J., issued a permanent injunction barring New Jersey from offering sports betting.

03/01/2013

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Gov. Christie Signs Internet Gambling Bill Into Law

Earlier this month, the legislature approved a different online gambling bill that was vetoed by Christie who called for slight changes to the measure. The changes were adopted and the bill passed by large margins in the state Assembly and Senate on Tuesday.

02/26/2013

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Christie Issues Conditional Veto Of Internet Gambling Bill

In a statement that read more like an endorsement than a veto, Christie said he supports online gambling, with some minor changes, including bumping up the tax rate on casinos’ online winnings from 10 percent to 15 percent.

02/07/2013

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NJ Legislature To Send Christie Minimum Wage Bill Today

The New Jersey Legislature is expected to send Gov. Chris Christie a bill increasing the minimum wage after the Assembly takes a final technical vote on Monday.

12/03/2012

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New Jersey Lawmaker Reacts To Bill In U.S. Senate That Would Outlaw Online Gambling

“I think it’s outrageous that these U.S. senators are trying to take away from the state of New Jersey and other states,” New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

09/13/2012

NJEA Chief Vincent Giordano and Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: NJEA, Governor's Office)

Christie Wants NJEA Chief To Quit Over Comments About Poor And Vouchers

Gov. Chris Christie called for the leader of the state’s teacher’s union to resign Wednesday, after the union chief said “life’s not always fair” while discussing how poor families can’t afford private schools – and union opposition to vouchers that could help them do so.

02/08/2012

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New Jersey Sen. Raymond Lesniak Pushes Online Bet Bill

Lesniak said he’ll try to get a bill through the Legislature and on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk by next week. The goal is to make New Jersey the national leader in online gambling.

01/02/2012

A man places a bet prior to the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course - Baltimore, MD - May 21, 2011 (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

New Jersey Voters Say Yes To Sports Betting Public Question

Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.

11/09/2011

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Officials Want Probe Of Elizabeth School Lunch Program

The action comes amid a report that a principal, the school board president, and a supervisor of custodians had enrolled their children in the free or reduced lunch program even though they don’t meet requirements.

08/23/2011

FILE - A voting booth in Fort Lee, NJ (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

All 18 Incumbents In The Legislature Win N.J. Primary Elections

Two of New Jersey’s most influential Democrats — including one of Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s harshest critics — survived hard-fought primary election challenges Tuesday.

06/07/2011