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NJ Residents Stand to Gain From Senate Health Care Bill

Friday, December 25, 2009

Many New Jersey residents stand to gain under the Senate bill. That's according to Ray Castro, senior policy analyst at the nonpartisan research organization "New Jersey Policy Perspective". Castro says under the Senate bill, a new category of New Jersey adults would qualify for medicaid.

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WNYC News

Amtrak Back on Track, Delays Continue in New Jersey

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trains between New York City and New Jersey were halted on one of the busiest travel days of the year, but service is restored. Amtrak officials say a low-voltage problem near North Bergen forced the railroad to stop trains coming in and out of Penn ...

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WNYC News

Christie Defends NJ's Borrowing for Transportation Projects

Friday, December 11, 2009

Even though he's not in office yet, Governor-elect Chris Christie is facing questions about the Corzine Administration's decision to borrow another billion dollars. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: When Christie was a candidate, he rejected the idea of the state borrowing to replenish the state's ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Marriage Equality Vote Delayed

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The New Jersey same-sex marriage bill's sponsors have delayed the vote in the full senate in order to push for a hearing before the judiciary committee in the assembly. Zachary Fink, NJN News State House Correspondent, provides background on New Jersey’s marriage equality bill and discusses the vote’s

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WNYC News

The Checks Aren't In the Mail for NJ Arts Organizations

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nearly 200 arts groups in New Jersey are waiting for state money -- more than $10 million in grants -- that was awarded last summer but frozen in fiscal limbo.

Arts organizations expected to receive checks in the mail last month, but state treasury officials now ...

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NJ Senate Delays Same Sex Marriage Bill Vote

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today was supposed to be the day that New Jersey's state Senate took up the same-sex marriage bill. The measure won a key committee vote on Monday, and attracted at least one Republican in the process.

Senate President Dick Codey says sponsors of the gay ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating Gay Marriage in NJ

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Marriage equality bill may have been voted down in NY, but across the Hudson the issue is still up for debate. Loretta Weinberg, New Jersey State Senator (D-37) discusses the pending gay marriage legislation in New Jersey.

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WNYC News

Gay Marriage Debate Stirs Passions in New Jersey

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Veteran Trenton lawmakers say they've never seen anything like it. Thousands of people, supporters and opponents of gay marriage, attended a public hearing and vote last night before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The debate lasted well into the night, before the 13 members of the ...

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WNYC News

NJ Senate Panel Pass Gay Marriage Bill

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

In Trenton last night, after several hours of passionate public testimony on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, the Senate Judiciary panel voted to send the landmark legislation to the full state Senate. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: The marriage equality bill passed by a ...

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WNYC News

Same-Sex Marriage Bill to Be Debated in NJ

Monday, December 07, 2009

The New Jersey legislature begins deliberations today on same-sex marriage. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: First stop for the landmark Marriage Equality bill - the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democratic panel member Senator Loretta Weinberg says legislators who are worried they'll lose their seat if they vote ...

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WNYC News

Corzine Suspends Payments to Dozens of Municipalities

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Corzine Administration is taking the unprecedented step of withholding millions of dollars from dozens of municipalities. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: The amounts range from as little as $1,500 for the state's smaller towns to as much as $2.1 million for Newark. Elizabeth Mayor Chris ...

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WNYC News

NJ Probe Finds Millions in Wasteful Spending

Thursday, December 03, 2009

As Trenton officials work to plug New Jersey's $800 million budget hole, a state report released this week finds local governments paying out millions to retiring employees on top of their pensions.

The independent State Commission of Investigation looked at municipal governments ranging from struggling cities ...

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WNYC News

New Jersey Catholics Asked to Pray Against Gay Marriage Bill

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Roman Catholics throughout New Jersey are being asked to pray that state lawmakers don't allow same-sex marriage. It's part of a continuing campaign by church leaders, who anticipate a possible legislative vote before Republican Governor-elect Chris Christie takes office January 19. The prayer suggestion is ...

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Food Pantries Swamped With New Demand

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In New Jersey double-digit unemployment and thousands of foreclosures are stressing the state's network of 800 food pantries, which are being swamped by families and individuals with nowhere else to turn. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

REPORTER: Across the Garden State emergency food providers and ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Advocating for New Jerseyans

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ronald K. Chen, New Jersey Public Advocate, discusses foreclosures, gay marriage and other issues important to the people of the state.

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WNYC News

Corzine, Christie Disagree on Support for the Needy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As more New Jersey families struggle to put food on the table and heat their homes, Governor Corzine and Governor-elect Christie have different takes on what to do about it. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Double digit unemployment and thousands of foreclosures continue to take a ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New in New Jersey

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tom Moran, political columnist for the Star-Ledger, talks about the newly elected New Jersey legislative leadership and the remaining lame duck session.

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WNYC News

Leadership Changes Coming to NJ Legislature

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It was just weeks ago that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was defeated handily by Republican Chris Christie. Now Democratic legislators who control both the state Assembly and Senate have revamped their entire leadership team.

Come January, Essex County Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver will become Assembly Speaker.

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NJ: Gay Marriage Advocates Push for Reforms, Despite Divisions in Approach

Monday, November 23, 2009

In New Jersey hundreds of gay marriage advocates packed the State Capitol in Trenton, hoping to press lawmakers to take a vote on the issue. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Democratic lawmakers who support same-sex marriage legislation are facing division in their ranks. There is one ...

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WNYC News

In NJ, Busy Agenda for Lame Duck Legislative Session

Monday, November 23, 2009

The New Jersey Legislature starts deliberating on bills in Trenton today. Democrats are in the majority, and they hope to make laws before the Governorship shifts into Republican hands. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Both gay marriage proponents and opponents will be busy working the corridors ...

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