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Will N.J. police, firefighters get control of their pensions? It's now up to Christie

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:30
The Assembly passed a bill Thursday approving the transfer of management of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System to its members. Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/sammarcus/index.html
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Heroin overdose antidote could soon be available over the counter in N.J.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:13
Gov. Chris Christie has said the heroin overdose antidote has helped save 10,000 people. Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/sklivio/index.html
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Should Democrats filibuster Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:00
Republicans have vowed Gorsuch will be confirmed, threatening Democrats with the so-called "nuclear option," allowing Republicans to change the confirmation rules so they can override any opposition with a majority vote. The Tylt http://connect.nj.com/user/TheTylt/index.html
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Menendez 1 of only 2 Senate Democrats backing Trump's U.S. ambassador to Israel

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:28
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) supported David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/jsalant/index.html
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Republicans delay Obamacare repeal that would leave 500K in N.J. without insurance

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:01
House Republicans don't yet have the votes to pass legislation that would leave 24 million Americans without coverage. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/jsalant/index.html
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Bill banning P.A. employees from enforcing immigration ban passes Assembly

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:00
The bill, which is mostly symbolic, would bar Port Authority workers from carrying out President Donald Trump's immigration ban at all three area airports and elsewhere. Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/lhiggs%40njadvancemedia.com/index.html
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N.J. lawmakers vote to block secret million-dollar settlements

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:10
Bill would ban gag orders in whistleblower settlements after big payout to former prosecutor. S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/sp_sullivan/index.html
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Health care plan mean-spirited; American Dream mall a fantasy | Letters

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:09
Health law changes will hurt NJ It's frightening that Republicans are backing a plan to strip health care from about a half-million New Jerseyans and hike premiums on the elderly and young adults - all while giving tax breaks to... Letters To The Editor | The Jersey Journal http://connect.nj.com/user/njojjlet/index.html
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Christie 'anxious' to learn if FBI listened in on his Trump chats

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:56
Christie says he's "anxious" to see if his communications with the Trump transition team may have been swept up by intelligence agencies. Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/cbakner/index.html
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Christie won't say if he favors repeal of Obamacare pushed by GOP House

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:47
The governor also declined to say if he supports repealing the mandate requiring Obamacare health plans to cover prescription drugs, hospitalizations and maternity care. Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/cbakner/index.html
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Top N.J. environmental group endorsed this Democrat to succeed Christie

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:45
The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club has announced its endorsement in this year's governor's race. Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/bdjohnson/index.html
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Voters reject Republican health care plan by 3-1 in poll

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:21
The Quinnipiac University survey came as House Republicans planned a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/jsalant/index.html
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4 ways the next governor can harness smart economic growth | Opinion

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:34
The next governor of New Jersey is facing a myriad of challenges. Smart-growth solutions for better development could also help grow the state's economy and improve its budget situation. Star-Ledger Guest Columnist http://connect.nj.com/user/njoslguest/index.html
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Sick as a dog, but stuck at work? 1M New Jerseyans have no choice | Opinion

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:50
A state policy would help close the gap between those who are able to stay home when the flu hits and those who are unable to afford that option. Star-Ledger Guest Columnist http://connect.nj.com/user/njoslguest/index.html
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5 things to know about Burlington County's new prosecutor

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:48
Scott Coffina is known as an expert on government ethics, college sexual assault and more. Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/everettr/index.html
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Gov. Christie wants to divert environmental settlements once again

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:24
The proposed budget would send hundreds of millions of dollars in legal settlements to general fund NJ Spotlight http://connect.nj.com/user/njspotlight/index.html
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'Snooki' bill capping N.J. college speaking fees could soon go to Christie

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:09
The day of reckoning for the "Snooki" bill is here once again. What's the situation? Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/cbakner/index.html
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Ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson sharing a belt with Christie | The Auditor

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:17
A heavyweight champ is giving Christie a "world class" champ belt. The Auditor | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/njoauditor/index.html
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Here's how your N.J. lawmakers will vote today on Obamacare repeal

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:55
The Republicans' American Health Care Act is supposed to reach the House floor on Thursday. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/jsalant/index.html
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Is Trump losing luster with his supporters?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 06:11
President Donald Trump's disapproval rating hit a new high in a poll released Wednesday. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/jsalant/index.html
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