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N.J. has highest rate of distressed mortgages in nation, study shows

A greater share of residential mortgages in New Jersey were distressed at the end of the second quarter of this year than any other state in the nation, new data shows.

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SJ residents hope ‘little bridge’ reopens

The fate of the Centerton Road Bridge is still up in the air, but residents hope officials finally reopen it to cars and trucks. 

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Lawmakers applaud state rescue of Vets4Warriors hotline

Federal funding for a Rutgers University-run hotline for troubled military members and their families will officially end Saturday, but the veterans who man the phones will still be working.

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Christie vetoes two pension bills, signs 29 others

Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 30 pieces of legislation into law Monday, but a bill to force the administration to apply $300 million of budget surplus to the state's public employee pension systems did not make the cut.

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Singleton Disappointed over Christie Veto of Pension Payment Measure

Assemblyman Troy Singleton expressed his disappointment Monday over Gov. Christies’ veto of legislation he sponsored that would have required the state to apply a $300 million surplus towards a supplemental state appropriation for additional employer contributions to the state pension systems. 

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SPONSORS OF BILL TO STOP SURPRISE OUT-OF-NETWORK MEDICAL COSTS PUSH ON

Legislators involved in effort ask advocates and opponents to submit changes, plan stakeholder meeting at summer’s end

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New Jersey bill would mount traffic cameras on school buses

Since New Jersey’s controversial red light camera program ended seven months ago, the cameras have stopped issuing tickets but have not been removed. Instead, like the Eye of Sauron, they are defeated but are still watching, waiting for their opportunity to regain power.

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Assemblyman Troy Singleton to Chair NJ Walks for TS Honorary Committee

The first NJ Walks for TS advocacy event in South Jersey has a champion in Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) who will serve as chair of the event's Honorary Committee.

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New Jersey gives tax breaks to longtime Christie donor

One major Christie donor is also the recipient of millions in tax breaks from the state’s Economic Development Authority.

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After assaults, N.J. lawmaker calls for police protection for child welfare workers

Two state lawmakers concerned about the latest assault on child welfare employees accused the state of failing to protect workers who are "risking their lives to help remove children from grave situations."

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