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NJ FLOUNDER LIMITS TO STAY IN PLACE THROUGH SUMMER

Flounder catch limits that were put in place by the State of New Jersey will remain in effect through most of the summer. DEP Commissioner Robert Martin announced that federal regulators have affirmed the regulations set by the State. The minimum siz...

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CHRISTIE GETS CRUSHED DUE TO BEACH VISIT DURING SHUTDOWN

How low will Governor Christie’s ratings go? A new poll released this week by Monmouth University show that fewer than ten percent of state residents had a positive or neutral reaction to photos of Christie and his family being on a closed beach during the state shutdown. Christie leaves office in January. ##

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SHOULD STATE WORKERS BE PAID DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?

Should state employees be paid for time they didn’t work during the state government shutdown this month? Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto is asking the governor to use his executive authority to pay the workers; if that fails, the Senate will take up a new bill Thursday that would compensate nearly 35,000 workers for time missed. [...]

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KEY BRIDGEGATE FIGURE TO BE SENTENCED THIS WEEK

It’s sentencing week for David Wildstein, a key figure in the Bridgegate scandal. Wildstein came up with the plan to create an intentional traffic jam on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. He could get about two years in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday. ##

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STATE WILL REFUND CAMPERS SHUT OUT BY SHUTDOWN

The State will refund the reservations of campers who were shut out from parks and campgrounds due to the government countdown. It will take several weeks for credit cards to be refunded; those who paid with cash have to visit the state park individua...

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GUADAGNO: TIME TO SELL GOVERNOR’S CONTROVERSIAL BEACH HOUSE

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno says it’s time for the State to sell off the beach house where Governor Christie was lounging during the state government shutdown. Guadagno says the home should be sold despite being a perk she may eventually enjoy if she wins the gubernatorial election in the fall. ##

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CHRISTIE CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF TRAIN DERAILMENT

Governor Christie is calling for a full investigation into the cause of a trail derailment at Penn Station. Christie says the safety of New Jersey residents requires an investigation into the slow speed derailment that caused delays this morning, but ...

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PUBLIC WELFARE FRAUD STING CONTINUES IN LAKEWOOD

Six more couples from Lakewood have been charged with welfare fraud. State officials say the couples received a combined $400,000 in welfare benefits despite not being eligible to collect. So far, more than $2 million in fraud has been discovered in ...

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GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TO GET MATCHING FUNDS

The two major gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey have raised enough money to qualify for matching election funds. Democrat Phil Murphy and republican Kim Guadagno both have reached the threshold of fundraising to get the matching campaign funds pr...

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SWEENEY: NEW STATE BUDGET BEST IN THE PAST TEN YEARS

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the new state budget is the best New Jersey budget in the last ten years. Sweeney wrote a guest column for the Star Ledger and blames Horizon for causing the government shutdown because it was unwilling to negotiate...

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