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Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
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Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill

In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without asking anyone to pay more.

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(Oksana Kostyushko, ThinkStock)
(Oksana Kostyushko, ThinkStock)
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Winning NJ Lottery numbers, July 28

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday night in the New Jersey State Lottery:

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Beachfront homeowners win suit against state, town

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (AP) -- The state and Long Beach Township must pay seven oceanfront homeowners for illegally taking their properties for six months for a storm protection project.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie: Republican primary rivals lack policy specifics

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is chiding his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination for speaking in slogans rather than offering specifics on policies they'd pursue if elected to the White House.

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Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie
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Christie – I’ll meet with Cuomo, feds on Hudson rail tunnel

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he expects to meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials in the next few weeks to discuss plans for new Hudson River rail tunnels, on the heels of a string of delays that have highlighted the region's aging and unreliable rail infrastructure.

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A New Jersey state police officer wears a body camera
A New Jersey state police officer wears a body camera (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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All New Jersey state troopers to get body cameras within a year

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices.

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The white van that led police on a chase through New Jersey and Pennsylvania
The white van that led police on a chase through New Jersey and Pennsylvania (6 ABC)
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Police say 2-state chase started over stolen underwear

A wild police chase spanning two states has ended in a rollover crash in Philadelphia, and the driver in custody.

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Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at every step.

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Tracks on the Northeast Corridor
Tracks on the Northeast Corridor (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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NJ Transit working with Amtrak and politicians to solve delays

The blame game continues over NJ Transit delays on the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor as delays develop again.

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A home in Monroe Township (Gloucester County) following a fire
A home in Monroe Township (Gloucester County) following a fire (6 ABC)
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No one injured in Monroe house fire

MONROE TOWNSHIP (AP) — No one was home as a fire swept through a large house in Gloucester County.

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