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WNYC News

What's at Stake Locally in the Healthcare Ruling

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Win, lose or draw, the forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the federal healthcare overhaul will affect states differently.  The justices are considering whether it’s constitutional to require people to purchase health insurance — the so-called individual mandate — and, if it isn’t, whether the rest of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act can survive.

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New Jersey News

In NJ Budget Battle, Dems Try to Stay in Sync

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Democrats control the State Senate and Assembly in New Jersey. They are currently working on a budget proposal to counter the one put out by Republican Gov. Chris Christie. But fissures within the Democratic party are making a united front difficult to achieve, and may help tip the situation to Christie's favor.

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New Jersey News

Coast Guard Says NJ Hoax May Be Linked to Texas Mayday Call

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There may be a link between a hoax distress call reporting a yacht explosion off the New Jersey coast and a call in Texas last month, officials said Wednesday.

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New Jersey News

Claim That Halfway House Inmates Ask to Return to Prison Are ‘Ludicrous’: Official

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A company that runs many halfway houses in New Jersey where reports of abuse are rampant told WNYC that claims some inmates request to return to prison because they fear for their safety in the privately run facilities is “ludicrous.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Halfway Houses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick discusses his 10-month long investigation into corruption and abuse in the New Jersey system of halfway houses.

Then, Dr. Robert Mackey, senior vice president for clinical services and research at Community Education Centers, the company that operates many halfway houses in the system, responds to the story.

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New Jersey News

NJ Gov Says Rutgers Merger Will 'Keep Families Together'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday that New Jersey was the No. 1 exporter of college students in the country — and that his controversial Rutgers reorganization plan will help keep families together.

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New Jersey News

Christie Quips: I Want to Know If I Blew It

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Governor Chris Christie again played coy when asked whether he would run for vice president – saying he would consider it but doubted GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney would ask.

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New Jersey News

Cost of Controversial Rutgers Merger Expected to Be Unveiled Monday

Monday, June 18, 2012

The cost of Governor Chris Christie’s ambitious plan to reconfigure Rutgers University in Newark, New Brunswick and Camden will be revealed Monday.

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New Jersey News

Christie Ramps Up Halfway House Inspections After Scathing Report

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Chris Christie demanded stepped-up inspections of the state's halfway houses following a report that found lax oversight, escapes and widespread use of violence and drugs were common at many privately run facilities in New Jersey.

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WNYC News

With Thirteen Days To Go, No One is Blinking

Monday, June 18, 2012

With less than two weeks left ahead of New Jersey's budget deadline, Governor Chris Christie and the Democrats, who control the state house, remain at odds over Christie's proposal for a 10 percent income tax cut.

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New Jersey News

As Reforms Take Hold, Teachers Reapply or Leave

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Teachers at eight schools slated for intensive reform in Newark began learning on Friday whether they'd be keeping their positions at their current schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Spending and School Reform

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will discuss Governor Chris Christie's state spending proposal. Then, she'll be joined by Sara Neufeld, a Brooklyn-based writer who's been covering public education for the past 12 years, to talk about NJPR's investigation into New Jersey public school reform through the lens of one school in Newark.

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The Takeaway

Advocates Against Sexual Abuse Take on Statute of Limitations

Friday, June 15, 2012

Changing the statute of limitation has become a key battle for sex abuse victims. These statutes create deadlines for when a victim of abuse can press charges or bring a civil suit. The deadlines differ by state, but victims and their advocates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York are pushing to lengthen the deadlines — or, in some cases, get rid of them entirely.

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WNYC News

Region Adds Jobs in May

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Last month's national employment report was a disappointment, but locally, the jobs picture is considerably better.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NJ Governor Chris Christie's Rise to Power

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bob Ingle and Michael Symons talk about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has become a national Republican Party figure. Their book Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power offers the first in-depth portrait of the governor, looking at his roots, his early political career, his time in the governor’s office, and what his political future will likely be.

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New Jersey News

Dems Slam Christie Over Spending in NJ Budget Battle

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Governor Chris Christie’s budget proposal calls for the highest spending increase in the nation, even as state revenue projections are below initial estimates, a new analysis shows.

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New Jersey News

Supreme Court Won't Hear Fort Dix Plot Appeal

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal filed by five Muslim men convicted of planning to attack Fort Dix or other military bases.

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New Jersey News

Democratic Leaders Agree on NJ Budget Framework

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly have reached agreement among themselves on a framework for next year's state budget.

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WNYC News

Kelly: Yacht Hoax Was 'Terrible' Waste of Resources

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the hoax about a yacht explosion off of central New Jersey was a massive waste of resources — and has offered to help authorities in the state to find out who was responsible.

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New Jersey News

Christie Tells Cabinet to Prepare for Possible Shutdown

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie is asking his cabinet members to prepare contingency plans in case he needs to shut down New Jersey's government if he can't reach an agreement on a new budget.

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