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Budget Clock Ticks: From The Newsroom

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

As the countdown continues for a state budget, things may finally be heating up at the State House in Trenton.


  • Word came out on Wednesday that Trenton Democrats had reached a deal for the framework of a budget plan.
  • Meanwhile, at a Town Hall in Galloway Township, Governor Christie reiterated his insistence that no deal would be made with a tax cut plan attached to it, while also stating he is continuing to work on ending sick leave payouts.
  • A new trend is developing, in which, people are hitchhiking and picking up hitchhikers to save money on George Washington Bridge tolls.
  • A teacher tenure bill is under consideration during a busy Thursday at the State House.
  • Here is a warning for NJ swimmers:  A rip tide warning has been issued.
  • The search is on for a missing autistic boy from Gloucester.  We have all the details if you have any information.
  • A lawyer for a state trooper accused of beating a suspect during a traffic stop will hold a news conference today.
  • A new study finds that New Jersey parents are beginning to understand the crux of the prescription drug epidemic.
  • The afternoon commute will be troublesome, as President Obama heads to New York City for a visit.
  • Drama continues at Lakewood’s Tent City.
  • Matt Cain of the Giants throws the first perfect game in the franchise’s history.

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Be prepared for the upcoming weekend with Alan’s forecast, along with his daily blog.

Wednesday’s poll asked if you agreed with a decision to close Point Pleasant Beach bars at midnight.  There were a lot of votes on this, and 84% did not agree, while 16% did.




Courtesy Governor’s Office


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