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Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.

05/20/2014

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (credit: CBS 2)

Christie, NJ Lawmakers Mourn Death Of Assembly’s GOP Leader Alex DeCroce

“Last night, he fought the good fight on this floor, right up until the end of his life,” said Gov. Chris Christie. “He passed doing what he does…serving the people of New Jersey.”

01/10/2012

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Report: NJ Democrats To Bring Gay Marriage Bill To Legislature

New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.

01/07/2012

Members of trade unions join "Occupy Wall Street" protesters as they march to Foley Square on October 5, 2011. (credit:  STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Scuffle With Protesters As Thousands March To City Hall As Part Of ‘Occupy Wall Street’

The NYPD said that there were about a dozen arrests Wednesday night. Most of those were for disorderly conduct, but at least one arrest was as for assaulting a police officer. Police said a protester knocked an officer off his scooter.

10/05/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Officials Say Cleaning NJ Statehouse Garage After Flooding To Cost $420K

The underground garage is used by state government employees who work in the Statehouse complex. It’s located less than 200 yards from the banks of the Delaware River and is prone to flooding when the river rises.

09/18/2011

Anchors Michael Aron and Jim Hooker greet as they finish the final news broadcast at New Jersey Network - Trenton, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Network Fades To Black

The station, launched 40 years ago by lawmakers who felt neglected by Philadelphia and New York television news, was closed Thursday by politicians, including Gov. Chris Christie, who believe the state has no business in the broadcasting business.

07/01/2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Signs NJ Public Employees Benefits Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.

06/28/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

NJ Public Workers Pension Contributions Bill Heads To Senate Monday

Since the New Jersey Assembly approved the employee benefits bill and the supplemental measure Thursday, it’s now up to the Democrat-controlled Senate to cross the last “T” before sending the legislation to Governor Chris Christie.

06/26/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Assembly OKs Bill Hiking Costs For Pension And Health Benefits

The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.

06/23/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Thousands Protest As Vote On NJ Public Worker Benefits Nears

Thousands of unionized public workers protested outside the Statehouse against legislation that would require a half-million government employees to make sharply higher health care and pension contributions.

06/23/2011

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Christie Holds Town Hall As Legislators Grapple With Budget, Public Worker Pensions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to North Jersey to hold his 20th town hall of the year as big issues loom at the Statehouse. Wednesday’s town hall event is being held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.

06/22/2011

Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

Investigation Reveals Dirty Doctors, Internet Inflame New Jersey Drug Epidemic

An investigation uncovered crooked doctors, rogue Internet sites and web-based applications in New Jersey are stymieing attempts to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

06/15/2011

Thirteen/WNET President Neal Shapiro and Gov. Chris Christie at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New York’s WNET Will Take Over New Jersey Network

Saying that New Jersey doesn’t need and cannot afford its own television station, Gov. Christie on Monday announced a deal that calls for transfer operations of the state-owned New Jersey Network.

06/06/2011

Union rally in Trenton on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Marla Diamond)

NJ Police, Firefighters Protest Staff Cuts Outside Statehouse

Organizers said up to 10,000 were expected to protest staff cuts and promote public safety. They said budget cuts and layoffs have thinned their ranks to unsafe levels.

03/03/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands on the Statehouse steps Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as he addresses an anti-abortion rally. The rally was one of many around the country held by abortion opponents on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Chris Christie Speaks At Anti-Abortion Rally

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told anti-abortion activists gathered in the bitter cold Monday that they have an ally in him.

01/24/2011

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