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Most NJ Voters Support Obama Health Care Reforms: Poll

The majority of New Jersey voters back President Barack Obama's health care reforms and hope that the state expands Medicare, according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

More Female Farmers Cropping Up in Garden State

After graduating from Cornell University with an ecology degree, Jess Niederer ditched the research lab in favor of a new workspace: New Jersey farmland.

Christie: Both Parties Fail Cities

Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities. 

Christie, Jindal Tapped to Lead GOP Governors

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.

Political Calculations Factor In As Christie Weighs New Medicaid Math

Governors around the country are deliberating whether to opt in to the Affordable Care Act, including Gov. Chris Christie. The outcome of next month's election could factor into Christie's decision, and make the difference for millions of health care consumers in our area.

Heroin Use is Up Among NJ Youth

Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.

In NJ, Experts Say Redrawn Boundaries Make It Hard to Unseat Incumbents

A rising star in the New Jersey Democratic Party is challenging GOP Rep. Leonard Lance for his seat in Congress, but political analysts say the redrawing of the district boundaries has made it harder than ever to unseat incumbents.

Track | Gov. Christie's Out-of-State Travel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is racking up the frequent flyer points. He’ll have hit campaign stops in Washington State, Montana, North Dakota and Michigan between Thursday and Saturday.

Booker Refutes Report That Christie Shortchanged Newark

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are not at odds over the city’s failure to adopt a budget for the past nine months — and that the governor did not shortchange Newark with his offering of $10 million in aid.

Parents Decide Not to Sue in Rutgers Webcam Case

The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the case.

Waiver Approval Clears Way for Massive Medicaid Reform in NJ

The federal government has approved New Jersey’s request for a complete overhaul of its Medicaid program, a move that will give the state more flexibility in delivering Medicaid, as well as the opportunity to maintain or improve patient care at lower costs.

NJ's Poorest Kids Are Missing Out on Breakfast

It’s a lesson that kids learn at a very early age: start every day with a good breakfast.

NJ Schools Report 12K Bullying Instances Last Year

New Jersey education officials now have a handle on just how much bullying happens in public schools.

What's Ahead for New Jersey's Solar Sector?

New Jersey’s solar industry is at a crossroads, a somewhat surprising development given its wildly successful record in the past decade.

NJ Senators Advance Health Insurance Exchange

A New Jersey state Senate committee has again advanced a bill that would create a state-run health insurance exchange.

Where Are the Banks for NJ's Poor and Elderly?

One in four New Jerseyans either is without a bank account or conducts some or all of his or her finances outside the mainstream banking system, according to a recent report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

As Voter Requirements Increase in Other States, NJ Goes Easy

Across the country dozens of states have moved to restrict access to voter registration and voting by adding new identification requirements. But New Jersey is moving in the opposite direction.

Roadwork Ahead: NJ Bill Would Give New Job to Environmental Infrastructure Trust

For years, the state’s Environmental Infrastructure Trust has earned widespread praise for helping local governments clean up New Jersey’s waterways by issuing low-interest loans to upgrade wastewater treatment plants, not to mention creating a huge amount of jobs in the process.

NJ Supreme Court Decision Could Make It Tougher to Pursue Polluters

The New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the state must demonstrate a cause-and-effect connection before it holds a suspected polluter responsible for contaminating groundwater or other natural resources, even if a hazardous discharge has occurred.

Feds Remove North NJ Site from Superfund List

Federal officials say a six-acre plot in northern New Jersey that was once contaminated with radioactive thorium has been officially removed from the nation's Superfund list.