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Christie calls for special legislative session to pass bail reform
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature to convene Thursday to consider reforming the state’s bail system in time to meet a constitutional deadline next week.
Department of Agriculture releases farmland assessment guidelines
TRENTON — New Jersey farmers learned this week about the new standards and guidelines they will have to meet to qualify for the state’s lucrative farmland tax break.
Lawyers, divorced residents weigh pros, cons of N.J. alimony reform bill on Christie's desk
West Windsor lawyer Grace Dennigan has seen men and women come into her office during a difficult divorce with hopes of leaving with a settlement that gives them the financial support they need.
But proposed legislation that is currently awaiting Gov. Christie’s signature could deny many people that hope, she said, as the new law would reduce the length of time that New Jersey residents who get divorced will have to pay alimony.
Lack of funding stalls Gov. Christie's plan for more class time
Jazzir Page puts his crayon down when he hears his teacher, Jasmyn Ledford, ask for attention.
“One, two, three, eyes on me,” Ledford tells Jazzir and the other 5-year-olds in her basement classroom.
“One, two, eyes on you,” they chirp in response.
Military Advocates Join to Fight Possible Closure of Two NJ Installations
In latest round of proposed defense cuts, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny Arsenal Could face downsizing or closure
Alimony reform bill under consideration
Hashing out finances could get easier for divorcing couples in New Jersey if a bundle of alimony reform measures gets signed into law.
Assembly Bill 845, touted by its authors as a melding of several viewpoints on the issue, passed by overwhelming majorities in the Senate and Assembly in June and is pending Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.
Leaving N.J.: Officials say sometimes there's little that can be done
When two companies said goodbye to New Jersey last week —taking 500 jobs with them – state business leaders were upset. But they also were realistic.
The Star-Ledger: Bill to let state buy foreclosed homes passes Assembly panel
By Tom De Poto, The Star-Ledger
A state Assembly committee yesterday passed a bill that would let a state agency buy foreclosed properties and convert them into affordable housing.
The bill (A-470) would create the New Jersey Foreclosure Relief Corporation under the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. The corporation would buy foreclosed residential properties and turn them into affordable housing.
LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Governor’s veto prompts angry reaction from Democrats
Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday vetoed a law that would have reduced magazine capacity of firearms to 10 rounds, a decision that drew a rebuke from Democratic legislators.