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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.

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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.

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Passion for Helping

Mary Ham always knew she wanted to help people and she feels she found the perfect way to do it. The Willingboro resident is a home care nurse for Moorestown Visiting nurses.

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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.

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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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