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NJ Redistricting Will Pit Dem Against Dem

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The political fallout from New Jersey's recently completed congressional redistricting continues. The loss of a congressional seat for the Garden State, from 13 to 12 districts, has now set the stage for a nasty primary between two Democratic incumbents.

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WNYC News

NJ Congressman Plans to Introduce Bill for Sports Betting Now

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Hoping to avoid a long, costly legal battle over whether New Jerseyans should be able to bet on sports, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said he will introduce a bill Monday giving the state an immediate exemption from a federal ban on sports betting.

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WNYC News

Formula One to Hold Race in New Jersey

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Jersey just got racy. Governor Chris Christie formally announced Tuesday that London-based Formula 1 will hold a Grand Prix car race along the New Jersey side of the Hudson in June 2013.

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WNYC News

Trenton Mayor Seeks Federal Funds to Rehire Cops

Friday, October 07, 2011

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was in Washington, DC on Friday to ask that the city be reconsidered for federal funds to help protect New Jersey’s capital city.

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Christie Hype, Real or No, Could Help NJ GOP

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has consistently denied he plans to run for president. But an invitation from former First Lady Nancy Reagan to give a high profile speech on leadership at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library in California and a week of political fundraisers across the country has rekindled the speculation.

Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics Professor says the 2012 presidential primary schedule is still in flux, so a late entry by a Christie is technically still possible.

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WNYC News

Carl Lewis Quits NJ State Senate Race

Friday, September 23, 2011

Former Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis is giving up his legal fight to run for a seat in the New Jersey State Senate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tri-State Status Post-Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Eyewitness Rules in NJ

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brandon Garrett, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court's new ruling on the use of eyewitness accounts in court and the possible national implications.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WNYC

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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Features

Booker Creates Newark Office of Film and Television

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The City of Newark, N.J. is no newcomer to lights, camera and action. It's been the set for Steven Spielberg’s 2005 “War of the Worlds,” Eminem’s 2009 music video “Not Afraid,” and of course for "Brick City." But on Thursday, Mayor Cory A. Booker announced an official entity to assist filmmakers and TV producers: the Newark Office of Film and Television (NOFT).

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Senate President Sweeney

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney discusses budget battles in New Jersey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Budget

Friday, July 01, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie averted a shutdown of state government by axing $900 million from the budget Democrats handed him late last night. John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of njspotlight.com, discusses the latest news and what it means for the Garden State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tri-State Roundup

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Azi Paybarah, politics reporter for the New York Observer, discusses Governor Cuomo and New York State political dealmaking. Then, John Dankosky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses whether unions and Governor Malloy will be able to agree on a budget. Then, Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, discusses how the NJN transfer to WNET was allowed by the legislature--and the politics of it.                         

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WNYC News

Christie Says He Wouldn't Sign Same Sex Marriage Bill

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Same-sex marriage became legal in New York on Friday, when the New York State Senate passed same-sex marriage legislation and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. But supporters shouldn't expect New Jersey to follow suit. That was Governor Chris Christie's message during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

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Surprise Surplus Intensifies NJ Budget Standoff

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In any other place in the universe, a fight over whether your revenue is $900 million or just $500 million above projection would be a heartwarming news story.

But not in New Jersey, where word of a surge in income tax revenues from high-end earners has only intensified the Trenton budget battle.

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WNYC News

Nearly 80 Percent of NJ School Districts Get Budgets Approved

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Jersey voters approved nearly 80 percent of school district budgets in referendums throughout the state, according to a tally by the state school boards association.



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WNYC News

New Jersey Begins to Assess Flood Damage

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Office of Emergency Management in New Jersey is beginning to coordinate a damage assessment following last weekend's floods.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spending Bill: Local Effects

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8) and member of the House Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee, and Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Congresswoman (D-NY 14), talk about the federal spending bill's effects on NY and NJ. 

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Redistricting New Jersey

Monday, April 04, 2011

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Our population only grew by five percent over the last ten years, while the nation grew ten percent. What does that mean? It means New Jersey loses one of its thirteen members of Congress so this redistricting is going to be difficult because it means that somebody's not going to have a job anymore.

 Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for WNYC, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Details of Budget Bus Crashes Revealed in Senate Hearing

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WNYC

The budget bus that crashed in the Bronx and resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen passengers was going up to 78 miles per hour when it flipped on its side, it was revealed Wednesday during a Senate committee meeting on motor coach safety in the wake of three crashes in recent weeks.

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