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N.J. debt highlighted as Christie to talk budget

TRENTON — On the eve of Gov. Chris Christie’s annual budget proposal, legislators in the Assembly reviewed the growing amount of state debt and advanced a bill calling for closer monitoring of long-term borrowing.

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GPA Hosts Assemblyman Troy Singleton

By Garfield Park Academy

Assemblyman Troy Singleton, representing the 7th district, visited Garfield Park Academy to learn more about the school and the students it serves. Elected to serve in the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011, Troy Singleton serves on the Assembly Education Committee.

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NJ lawmakers eye no-shame change to casino self-exclusion

New Jersey is considering letting people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem.

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Utilities law could fund infrastructure repair in Burlington, Camden counties

Burlington and Camden counties will take part in a state pilot program allowing their utilities authorities to fund infrastructure projects.

Under the program, authorities could fund improvements in towns they serve “as another method to repair or replace aging county infrastructure through a means other than the local property tax.”

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Lawmakers Bill to Allow Temporary Professional Licensure for Qualified Military Spouses Signed into Law

Law Helps Spouses with Professional Licenses Return to Work Sooner After Relocation
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Troy Singleton, Timothy Eustace, Pamela Lampitt, Lou Greenwald and John Wisniewski to allow nonresident military spouses moving to New Jersey to seek temporary licensure from certain professional and occupational licensing boards has been signed into law.

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Christie signs bills for veterans aid, Megan's Law changes

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s pen received a workout Tuesday as he signed 100 measures into law while also nixing 44.

Among the bills receiving Christie’s signature was one updating Megan’s Law to specify that minors found guilty of sexting would not be placed on the state’s sex offender registry.

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Assemblyman Unveils Much-Anticipated Final Draft of Charter Legislation

Singleton seeks to balance flexibility and accountability in revising 20-year-old law governing alternative schools

A new bill will soon be added to the debate over how – and how much – to revise the state’s nearly 20-year-old charter school law.

State Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) has completed a final draft of the bill, which would create a single authorizing board to review, approve and monitor charter schools, in addition to the state Department of Education.

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Christie vetoes college affordability, domestic violence bills

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a pair of high-profile bills that sought to study ways to make college more affordable and to protect domestic violence victims.

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Mixed bag for S. Jersey lawmakers: Police funeral fund gets OK, but college-affordability study rejected

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law several bills backed by South Jersey legislators, including a measure that would help cover funeral costs for police officers and others who die in the line of duty.

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Moorestown resident's bill gives youth a voice

MOORESTOWN — He’s a business owner, an elected official, and now, an author of a bill signed into law.

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