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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of NJ, According to Chris Christie

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State speech seemed aimed more at 2016 than New Jersey. NJPR's Matt Katz dissects the long address and the (seemingly) one new policy proposal.

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New Jersey News

Watch Live: Chris Christie's State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In this year's speech, Christie is expected to make a case before the national media about why his success in New Jersey makes him a good candidate for the Presidency. Stream it here.

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WNYC News

Over 40 and the Casino Job Is Gone

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The loss of more than 8,000 casino jobs in Atlantic City this year has been hardest on workers who've spent decades in the gaming industry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridging the Gap Between Gov. Christie and Bridgegate, a Year Later

Friday, January 09, 2015

What we know from a year of investigations and analysis looking into the Christie administration’s infamous Bridgegate scandal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State of New Jersey 2015

Monday, January 05, 2015

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discusses the biggest stories in the state of New Jersey, heading into 2015.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor Fulop, Defending PATH

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop argues that Governor Christie's veto of overnight PATH service will hurt the state.

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WNYC News

The Piece of Paper Standing in the Way of This Man and His Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some 9,000 New Jersey residents have been approved for Sandy aid, but fewer than 300 have gotten funding and completed construction on their homes. 

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WNYC News

When It Comes to Red Light Cameras, NJ's Numbers Don't Add Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
Red light cameras across New Jersey have gone dark for now. Local officials across the state want to bring them back, but Trenton's past fumbling of the program could doom its future.

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News

New Jersey's Privatized Lottery Didn't Meet Targets for its First Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Governor Chris Christie privatized the state lottery last year to make the system more profitable but the operator is running up higher costs and bringing in less revenue.

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New Jersey News

NJ Approves Tax Breaks for Subaru, Cooper Health

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved $158 million dollars in future tax breaks for Subaru and Cooper Health System.

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WNYC News

Christie, Aide Texted As Bridgegate Cover Story Unraveled

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
Timeline suggests an engaged Gov. Christie, keeping a watchful eye on developments as the Bridgegate scandal unfolded.

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WNYC News

As NJ's Red Light Cameras Go Dark, Local Officials Say, 'Not So Fast!'

Friday, December 05, 2014

New Jerseys' red light cameras are set to go dark in less than two weeks. But local leaders and police officials are making a last-minute push to continue the program.

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WNYC News

FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Recovery Leans on Charities But Results Inconsistent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

National groups raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the weeks following the storm, but there are still gaps in providing help. 

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WNYC News

Final Barrier for Transgender Community in New Jersey: Birth Certificates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
The transgender community in New Jersey is asking the state to catch up to the federal government and allow amendments to birth certificates.

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WNYC News

Two Transgender Veterans Win Right to Change Names on US Army Records

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
Army veterans Nicolas and Jennifer from New Jersey have won the right to change their names on key U.S. Army records to reflect their new genders. 

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New Jersey News

Pothole on Road to White House: Can Christie afford a gas tax hike?

Monday, December 01, 2014

New Jersey will run out of money to fix roads, repair dilapidated bridges and buy new rail cars a year early, as Governor Chris Christie prepares for an expected presidential run.

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WNYC News

Storm Hits Thanksgiving Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today — the bulk of them in the Northeast.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Pensions Change

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bob Grady resigned as NJ State Pension Fund overseer. David Sirota and Dan Primack discuss why.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Pension Investment Chief Resigns

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
Robert Grady steps down as chair of New Jersey's Pension Investment Council amid questions about strategies and allegations of pay-to-play.

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