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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

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

Laser

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Ban On Some Laser Pointers

The New Jersey State Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban the sale of certain powerful laser pointers.

08/19/2013

Mayor Cory Booker, Sen. Barbara Buono

Booker, Buono Team Up To Call For Gun Control In New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono have teamed up to urge state lawmakers to pass gun control legislation.

05/13/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey State Senate Proposes Swipe Cards For Gun Background Checks

The proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.

04/13/2013

Zeenabdeen Hadi is a four year old boy who as a baby was severely wounded by an electrical cable on his face, mouth and forehead in Iraq. (credit: LIPSG)

Boy Scarred In Iraq On L.I. For Medical Treatment

Young Abdin Hadi was injured as a toddler when a car bomb exploded, sending a live wire across his face which left him severely scarred. A group of non-profit agencies has brought him and his family to Long Island for treatment by a plastic surgery group.

04/28/2011

Carl Lewis attends Dionne Warwicks 50th Anniversary In Show Business Gala at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center on October 18, 2010 in New York City]. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Dionne Warwick)

Carl Lewis To Announce His ‘Political Plans’ In NJ

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis is planning to announce his “political plans” in New Jersey.

04/10/2011

Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

Patients Slam NJ’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

Medical marijuana advocates say the regulations New Jersey has proposed for medical pot don’t make sense for businesses, patients or doctors.

01/20/2011

2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side - New York, NY - Jun 22, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Businesses Still Suffering Amid 2nd Ave. Subway Work

The first phase of the 2nd Avenue subway project is expected to last until 2016.

12/01/2010

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

David Carlucci is seen in Haverstraw, NY - Oct 30, 2010 - Photo: Carlucci for New York

Young Rockland Senator-Elect Says Age Not Problem

Go ahead. Talk about how young State Senator-Elect David Carlucci is.

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

Budget Data For More N.J. Towns May Soon Go Online

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Expanded budget information for more New Jersey towns may soon be posted online. The Assembly recently approved legislation that would require the state Department of Community Affairs to post the current […]

10/24/2010

St. Sen. Hiram Monserrate (C) enters court in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 15, 2009 - Photo: Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images

Feds: Monserrate Used Charity To Fund Campaign

Hiram Monserrate, the disgraced Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction, is accused of funding his 2006 campaign with charity money.

10/19/2010

Governor David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Calls Legislature Back To Cap Taxes

Paterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.

09/21/2010

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