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New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes On Corporations, Wealthy; Christie Expected To Veto

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature voted Thursday to raise taxes on companies and high-earning individuals while fully funding pension funds for public employees, but no one doubts that Gov. Chris Christie will veto the measure.

06/26/2014

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Budget Committees Advance Bills To Raise Taxes On Corporations, High Earners

The New Jersey State Assembly budget committee on Tuesday night advanced bills to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, as an alternative to Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to slash the state’s contribution to public employee pension funds.

06/24/2014

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N.Y. State Assembly Endorses Bill To Make Yogurt Official State Snack

New York State drew one step closer Wednesday to making yogurt the official state snack, with the state Assembly endorsing the measure.

06/11/2014

The heroin police say they recovered at a Queens apartment on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NY Lawmakers Plan Roundtable To Discuss Statewide Spike In Heroin, Opioid Abuse

State lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.

05/10/2014

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Christie Demands Changes To Bill Extending Police, Firefighter Arbitrator-Award Pay Cap Increases

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a quick conditional veto Thursday, so as to make major changes to a bill passed by lawmakers to extend the cap on arbitrator-awarded pay increases for police and firefighter unions.

03/27/2014

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Measures On Guns, Mental Illness

A New Jersey State Assembly panel on Wednesday approved measures on mental illness and guns, despite protests from some opponents that the state’s gun laws are already too restrictive.

02/13/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Legislature Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.

12/03/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit:AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Political Analysts Say Christie’s Public Employee Benefits Reform ‘Significant’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a deal to reform public employee benefits is his greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2010.

06/24/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ Saltwater Fishing Registry Goes To Governor

The bill does not fund the registry, which helps the federal government keep track of who is catching what.

01/07/2011

NJ Senate Weighs Defying Governor Over Marijuana

The vote is scheduled even though Christie and the state Assembly’s prime sponsor of medical marijuana struck a deal on regulations last week.

12/10/2010

Sen. Craig Johnson and Jack Martins - File / Photos: Friends of Craig Johnson, Martins for Senate

Three Races Undecided On Long Island

Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.

11/04/2010

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

NY Senate, Assembly Face Rare Election Uncertainty

The flow of $200,000 of campaign cash last week alone to Democratic Senate leader John Sampson shows the quiet effort to maintain the Democrats’ one-vote majority in that chamber.

11/01/2010