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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney: Protecting McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base imperative

WRIGHTSTOWN — With more than 44,000 jobs and $6.5 billion in economic impact, being proactive in protecting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is not simply important, it’s imperative, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said yesterday on a visit to the base.

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Joint base defense funding part of NJ budget

WRIGHTSOWN — For the first time, New Jersey is setting aside taxpayer money for the defense of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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Christie vetoes reduced ammunition clip limit bill

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie blocked a controversial bill that sought to reduce New Jersey’s legal ammunition clip size from a maximum 15 rounds to 10 rounds Wednesday, arguing that the proposed limit would not reduce gun violence and that residents would be better protected by reforming how the state deals with mental illness.

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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Bill to allow sports betting at casinos OK’d

Legislation that paves the way for sports betting at casinos and racetracks received final approval by the Assembly and Senate Thursday.

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Dietz & Watson moving out of Delanco

DELANCO — After months of waiting and public speculation, Dietz & Watson has announced it will not rebuild the Coopertown Road distribution center it lost to a massive fire last September and will instead move to the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

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