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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes On Corporations, Wealthy; Christie Expected To VetoThe 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.
N.J. Budget Committees Advance Bills To Raise Taxes On Corporations, High EarnersThe 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.
N.Y. State Assembly Endorses Bill To Make Yogurt Official State SnackNew York State drew one step closer Wednesday to making yogurt the official state snack, with the state Assembly endorsing the measure.
NY Lawmakers Plan Roundtable To Discuss Statewide Spike In Heroin, Opioid AbuseState lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.
Christie Demands Changes To Bill Extending Police, Firefighter Arbitrator-Award Pay Cap IncreasesNew 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.
New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Measures On Guns, Mental IllnessA 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.
New Jersey Legislature Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Christie's DeskThe 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.
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.
NJ Saltwater Fishing Registry Goes To GovernorThe bill does not fund the registry, which helps the federal government keep track of who is catching what.
NJ Senate Weighs Defying Governor Over MarijuanaThe vote is scheduled even though Christie and the state Assembly's prime sponsor of medical marijuana struck a deal on regulations last week.
Three Races Undecided On Long IslandSome of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.
NY Senate, Assembly Face Rare Election UncertaintyThe 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.