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New Jersey Lottery game card (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Lawmakers Taking Closer Look at Approving Lottery-to-Pensions Deal

Less than two weeks remain before the date Gov. Chris Christie hopes the Legislature approves a complicated transaction involving the pension funds and lottery.

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New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Lawmakers Striking Out In Bid to Learn Statehouse Project Details

There’s still scarce detail publicly available about a nearly $300 million Statehouse renovation project due to start within weeks, unless a pair of lawsuits challenging the project knock it off course.

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Sen. Paul Sarlo, flaked by advocates from local school districts around New Jersey, speaks outside the Statehouse Annex. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Sen. Paul Sarlo, flaked by advocates from local school districts around New Jersey, speaks outside the Statehouse Annex. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate Leader: No State Budget Unless School Aid Changed

Unless there are changes to the school-funding formula and additional aid, the Senate won’t pass a state budget, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $262 Million
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Will Programs Take a Hit if Pension Funds Take Over NJ Lottery?

Lawmakers seem willing to act on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to prop up pension funds by handing over the NJ Lottery to them, though they’re anxious for more details.

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Dominick Marino of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey speaks against a bill shifting pension fund management to a union-dominated board. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Dominick Marino of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey speaks against a bill shifting pension fund management to a union-dominated board. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Should NJ Police and Fire Unions Take Over Management of Their Pension Fund?

Despite objections from one of the unions that would be involved, a bipartisan Senate panel advanced a plan to shift the police/fire pension to a labor-run board.

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NJ Property Tax Appeals Down More Than Half in 3 Years

In Atlantic County, where the casino-closure fueled uncertainty in Atlantic City has roiled the region’s economy, they’re down by around one-third from their peak. The 9,169 appeals last year amounted to almost 7 percent of all the properties in the county, twice the rate of any other county.

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Paul Sarlo parked illegally outside his district office in an undated photo submitted by Jay Lassiter.
Paul Sarlo parked illegally outside his district office in an undated photo submitted by Jay Lassiter.
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Busted! NJ State Senator Caught Parking in Handicapped Space

Democratic state Sen. Paul Sarlo says there's a perfectly logical explanation.

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Lawmakers Advance Plan for Raises, Paving Way for Christie Book Deal

Committees in the Senate and Assembly endorsed a plan that would allow Gov. Chris Christie to profit from a book deal while in office and give raises to close to 700 public officials.

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California Streets Some Of The Worst In The US
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Half of NJ’s New Gas Tax is Being Used to Pay Back Old Debt. Can State Curb Trend?

More than $99 of every $100 spent on transportation projects by the state for the last seven years was borrowed. The gas tax hike seeks to curb that trend.

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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto speaks in favor of a ballot question dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto speaks in favor of a ballot question dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Lawmakers on Gas-Tax Ballot Question: Don’t Trust Us? Vote Yes!

Proponents for dedicating all gas-tax revenues toward transportation are stepping up advocacy efforts, ahead of an Election Day decision by voters that could be a close one.

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