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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ Sports Betting

Monday, June 23, 2014

The state's appeal, led by Gov. Chris Christie, argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.

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WNYC News

Christie Wins and Loses in Vegas After Bridgegate Report Exonerates Him

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

The governor auditions before the nation's biggest GOP donor and ends up making an apology.

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WNYC News

Newark Schools Chief Wants Teacher Performance Included in Layoff Criteria

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NJ Spotlight

In an unprecedented move, Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson has asked Christie administration to waive seniority rules that dictate how planned teacher layoffs in the state-run district are to be conducted.

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New Jersey News

Will Christie Leave Another Pile of Federal Cash on the Table?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

NJPR

The governor has 2 weeks to spend millions in Affordable Care Act funds or it returns to Washington.

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WNYC News

G-W-Bridge Lane Closures Investigation Widens

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Both the Senate and the Assembly are creating two investigative committees that will focus solely on the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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WNYC News

It's Gross And Slippery Outside Right Now

Friday, January 10, 2014

Freezing rain is creating some slippery conditions outside today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Southern Pine Beetle in New Jersey

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The New Jersey Pinelands are under attack from the southern pine beetle, as warmer temperatures (particularly in winter) have allowed the insect to spread northward. Aaron Weed, postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth, is the lead author of a paper on the effects of climate change on North American forests and has looked at the southern pine beetle's presence in New Jersey. He explains the beetle's spread and what it tells us about dangers to forests in the region. 

 

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Transportation Nation

Christie Sarcastically Denies Involvement in GW Bridge Traffic Controversy

Monday, December 02, 2013

Not only did Christie deny the suggestion that he had anything to do with  the closures — he dismissed the accusation as absurd.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Online Gaming Goes Live

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Online gaming in New Jersey officially began Monday at midnight. After a soft rollout last week gaming regulators green-lit six online casinos in the Garden State. New Jersey now joins Delaware and Nevada as the only other states to offer legal online betting with real money.

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New Jersey News

Princeton to Use Meningitis Vaccine Not Approved in U.S.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.

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New Jersey News

Christie Finally Gets a Supreme Court Nominee Confirmed

Monday, November 18, 2013

NJPR

New Jersey Gov. Christie did something Monday that he has only been able to do once before in his four years in office: He moved a Supreme Court nominee through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Allows Non-Violent Offenders to Safely Surrender

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up in the rain in Jersey City Thursday to turn themselves in through New Jersey's "safe surrender" program. 

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New Jersey News

Companies Wary of Affordable Care Act Plans for Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

NJPR

Small businesses who offer insurance appear to be sticking with what they have rather than venture out into the Affordable Care Act marketplace. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio; Governor Christie's Second Term; Bloomberg Future

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Bill de Blasio will be New York's next mayor and Governor Christie keeps his post. We'll pore over their victory speeches and take your calls. Plus: why is Mayor Bloomberg getting involved in public health in Mexico?

The Brian Lehrer Show

A Guide to Ballot Questions: Gambling, Minimum Wage, More. Plus: Ice Cream!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Today’s program is all about direct democracy for tomorrow’s election day in our area. Milly Silva, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Thomas Bracken of NJ’s Chamber of Commerce, debate the proposed minimum wage hike in the state. Then, a look at a proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age for certain judges; the question of expanding casino gambling in New York State; land swaps in the Adirondacks; and what creates these constitutional issues in the first place? Plus: the story of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream and their work in Rwanda.

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WNYC News

Booker Sworn in as US Senator

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Former Newark mayor Cory Booker is the newest member of the U.S. Senate. He was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden Thursday. They then went to the Old Senate Chamber for a ceremonial swearing in, where Booker's mother stood between the two, holding a Bible.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Trouble; Westchester County Executive; NJ Road & Rail; Offensive Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sarah Kliff, health policy reporter for the Washington Post and Wonkblog, discusses Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius's testimony before Congress yesterday on the rough rollout of Obamacare. Plus: the candidates for Westchester County Executive; a look at New Jersey's road and rail and what the governor can and should do about it; Warren Lehrer on his new book A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley; and a chance for listeners to call in to ask a panel of judges whether your Halloween costume is offensive.

WNYC News

Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey; Low-Income Housing; Barbara Buono

Monday, October 21, 2013

Same-sex couples are being granted marriage licenses today in New Jersey for the first time. Michael Premo of New Jersey United for Marriage discusses the news and the gay marriage strategy going forward. Plus: Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey Barbara Buono; 30 Issues in 30 Days is all about housing and development this week; and the long history of instant communication.

WNYC News

UPDATED: Christie Drops Gay Marriage Appeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013

WNYC

Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.

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