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Moose's Law advanced by Assembly committee

TRENTON — A bill inspired by the death of a Delran family’s dog again is moving through the New Jersey Legislature after Gov. Chris Christie declined to sign it at the end of the last legislative session.

The bill, known as Moose’s Law, after the family’s late Labrador retriever, was advanced by a 4-1 vote Monday afternoon by the Assembly’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. It seeks to give judges the discretion to bar people convicted of animal cruelty in any state from obtaining or owning a pet, or from working or volunteering in jobs that require direct interaction with animals, including veterinarian offices, dog training centers, rescue groups, kennels or groomers.

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Lisa’s Law would fortify domestic-violence restraining orders

Tara DeLorme’s hands shook and tears occasionally rolled down her cheeks as she told the story of her friend’s murder to the Ocean County chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) as the group met at the county library on Sept. 10.

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The “Job” You Never Considered

tt30.jpgA common phrase that we hear all the time, especially when we judge those who we look up to, is the term “role model”. We constantly refer to upstanding and outstanding individuals whom we admire from afar and yet are close enough that we believe that they are worthy to emulate in this way. For some, finding these viable role models over the course of our day-to-day life can be challenging.

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NJ Bills Would Bar State Contracts Over Inversion Deals

Law360, New York (September 16, 2014, 6:06 PM ET) -- Joining a slew of federal proposals to crack down on corporate inversions, two New Jersey bills formally introduced on Monday would ban the award of state contracts to American companies that reincorporate abroad to avoid U.S. tax obligations.

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Christie vetoes smoking ban, signs alimony reform

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed into law legislation ending permanent alimony in most divorce cases, but he vetoed a measure that would have banned smoking on public beaches and in parks.

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Singleton Disappointed by Christie’s Veto of Bill to Help Manage State Debt Amidst Record 8th Credit Downgrade

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) expressed his disappointment over Gov. Christie's veto of a bill he sponsored that would have helped the state get a better handle on its mounting debt, particularly in light of the latest credit downgrade by Standard & Poor yesterday.

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Working Towards A Stable And Secure State Pension System

tt29.jpgThe other day I was playing the old game hot potato with my three-year old son and it dawned on me how the game could be a metaphor for New Jersey’s pension dilemma. Stay with me on this one. The game we were playing was Hot Potato. As you may recall from your youth, the object of the game is to keep the ball or object moving between those playing so that when the clock stops or the music runs out you are not left holding that “hot potato”. For those wondering, TJ lost the game.

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N.J.'s alimony law gets an update after Christie signs bill

TRENTON — New Jersey’s alimony law — derided by many as archaic — is getting an update.

Gov. Chris Christie's office announced tonight that he signed a bill (A845) that would make significant changes to alimony, though critics have said it doesn’t go far enough.

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Westampton fails to beat Guinness world record

WESTAMPTON — They stopped, dropped and rolled. But, in the end, they came up a bit short of a coveted world record.

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COAH releases $14M in affordable housing money

TRENTON — The Council on Affordable Housing has released the first $14 million in frozen affordable housing trust fund money that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration previously threatened to seize.

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