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Two N.J. child welfare workers assaulted, injured on job
Two child protection caseworkers were attacked and injured while they were removing a child from a suspected abusive home in Pennsville Township, Salem County on Tuesday, according to state officials.
NJ Assembly bill would increase corporate tax break transparency
POLITICKERNJ’s 50 Most Powerful Elected Officials: 2015
24. Troy Singleton
One could make a case that the 7th District assemblyman should actually be higher on this list by virtue of his unique political pedigree (he learned the Statehouse from former Speaker Joe Roberts), his political position in the powerful Carpenters Union, his ability to maintain friendships in both his home of South Jersey and up north, LG buzz out of all corners of the state that won’t die, and the likelihood of his running for the 7th District senate seat now held by Senator Allen.
N.J. task force makes recommendations to improve school security
A state task force on school security issued a final report Thursday that recommends more police presence, the creation of a school safety academy, and a requirement that all staff and students carry identification, among other measures.
Powerball odds growing against players, but changes may boost N.J. revenue
The Powerball lottery jackpots are about to get bigger – but so too will the odds against winning, a change that will likely mean fewer winners but more money for the states that run the game.
The changes come as multistate lottery sales have dropped by a third in New Jersey, cutting into one of the state’s biggest revenue sources. Slower sales could mean less for education programs and housing for veterans and the disabled.
Burlington County leaders sound off on Christie's campaign kickoff
It may not have been much of a surprise, but Burlington County’s Republican and Democratic officials had plenty to say about Gov. Chris Christie’s long-awaited decision to enter the 2016 presidential field.
Senate votes to send water safety bill, juvenile justice reform to Christie
Legislation to create a water safety standard for an unregulated chemical found in two Moorestown municipal wells was sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Monday, along with over a dozen other bills that received final legislative approval.
Singleton, Burzichelli, Prieto, Schaer, McKeon, Johnson & Wimberly Respond to Christie’s Vetoes of the FY 2016 Democratic Budget
Assembly Education Committee Vice-Chairman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John F. McKeon (D-Essex), Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee Chairman Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Passaic) issued a multimedia package Friday on Governor Christie’s vetoes of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Democratic budget plan for New Jersey.