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Legislative panels advance arbitration award cap extension (Burlington County Times)
TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are racing to extend a cap on salary hikes that arbitrators can award to police and firefighter unions before it expires next week.
LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Gamblers can self-exclude without admitting problem (Courier Post Online)
The state Assembly last week unanimously passed legislation that allows a person to enter the gambling self-exclusion list without acknowledging a problem.
‘Breakfast After the Bell’ Rings True in Efforts to Combat Kids' Hunger
Reasons why school kids go hungry in the morning range from not having breakfast available at home to being embarrassed about getting a free before-school meal.
Singleton Introduces Legislative Package to Reignite New Jersey’s Manufacturing Industry
Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D- Burlington) introduced a comprehensive legislative package Thursday to create jobs and accelerate the state's economic recovery by reigniting New Jersey's manufacturing industry.
Bill would prohibit schools from denying lunch or breakfast
TRENTON — New Jersey schools would be prohibited from denying students breakfast or lunch for at least three weeks after their meal accounts run dry under a measure moving through the state Legislature.
Great bill; more transparency
Burlington County Times
Under a bill recently introduced by Burlington County legislators, local governments would be allowed more discretion when auctioning or leasing preserved land for farming purposes.
The legislation would allow county and municipal governments to continue leasing farmland acquired through preservation to a current leaseholder for any time period mutually agreed upon. It also would let them give local farmers preference when auctioning leases for farming publicly owned property rather than force them to always accept the highest bidder.
Dietz & Watson awarded $30 million to stay in Delanco
DELANCO — Dietz & Watson has been awarded $30 million in state assistance to help rebuild its mammoth distribution center, which was lost to a massive fire last fall.