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Garden State Farmers Looking to Boost Interest In Local Farms, Nurseries

Now that it’s time to spruce up the flower beds, Garden State farmers are looking for business.

04/18/2015

Customs officers & passenger take precautions during an Ebola scare at Newark International Airport. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Health Officials: Ebola Monitoring Has Cost New Jersey $2.6 Million

The state Health Department said 641 of the more than 1,400 people traveling from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone from October to March were monitored for Ebola for 21 days.

04/15/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting on April 15, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

NJ Senate President Rips Christie’s Social Security Proposal

Speaking in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Christie unveiled his national proposal to reform the Social Security system, which includes reducing payments for those making over $80,000 while phasing out Social Security altogether for those bringing in over $200,000.

04/15/2015

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sweeney Calls For NJ Transportation ‘Master Plan’

Sen. Steve Sweeney on Wednesday introduced Kris Kolluri and Martin Robins as advisers to help the West Deptford Democrat craft a long-term plan.

01/15/2015

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers: Proposal To Eliminate Overnight PATH Service Put On Hold

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan agreed to put the proposal on hold.

01/14/2015

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New Jersey Lawmakers Seek Review Of Ray Rice Case

Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney says the state should look into how Rice’s case was handled and into the criteria for getting into the pretrial intervention program.

09/09/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Call For Gov. Chris Christie To Spend On Bridges, Roads

The politicians want Christie to put money into the drained-out Transportation Trust Fund.

08/27/2014

Water workers survery a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants More Details On Sandy Spending

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

07/21/2014

Authorities are investigating a fire at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, NJ on March 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Displaced James Monroe Elementary Students Get Lesson In Giving Back

The 500 students displaced by last month’s 6-alarm fire have been back learning in makeshift classrooms on the campus of Middlesex County College.

04/23/2014

Casino (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Say Possible Casinos In Jersey City, Camden, Newark On The Table

New Jersey’s senate president says if gambling is ever expanded beyond Atlantic City, the Meadowlands is no sure bet.

02/07/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay Marriage

A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.

09/30/2013

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013 of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Christie’s Choice To Fill Sen. Lautenberg’s Seat Could Create Backlash

Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney said the seat should go to a fellow Democrat.

06/03/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.

06/03/2013

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

NJ Democrats Weigh Potential Challengers To Take On Christie

New Jersey Democratic state senate leaders gathered in Trenton ahead of Tuesday’s State of the State address from Gov. Chris Christie.

01/07/2013

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Mayor Opposes Free Beach Access In Exchange For Sandy Help

A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.

12/24/2012

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