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ASSEMBLY BILL WOULD INCREASE SUICIDE-AWARENESS TRAINING FOR NEW JERSEY EDUCATORS
An estimated 70 young people in New Jersey kill themselves each year, almost half of them school-aged. A bill now being negotiated in the Statehouse aims to address how public schools can help preventing such tragedies.
5 examples of Trenton gridlock matching Washington's
Lawmakers and public workers tuned into Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State speech last week for details about about an overhaul to the public worker benefit program. But there was nothing.
Local assemblymen appointed vice chairs of committees
Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, will serve as vice chairman of the Assembly Education Committee. Singleton, of Palmyra, has sponsored several major education reform initiatives since joining the legislature in 2011, including measures to improve education in some of the state's poorest.
Assembly committee approves bill requiring addiction treatment training at jails
Legislation aimed to help inmates deal with substance abuse and drug addiction was approved earlier this week by an Assembly panel.
Christie calls for 'New Jersey and American renewal'
Gov. Chris Christie called for a “New Jersey and American renewal” Tuesday during a State of the State speech that appeared to hint at a forthcoming presidential campaign launch.