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NJ Voters Tackle Budget Woes [AUDIO]

Having no problem admitting the state's financial situation is dismal, New Jersey voters sound off in a new poll on how to address the issue.

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NJ a National Model for Helping Veterans [AUDIO]

Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has officially been ruled out as a factor, the recent Fort Hood shooting has raised new questions about the mental health of America's soldiers. Wednesday, the head of the New Jersey National Guard told the Assembly Budget Committee that the Garden State is setting the standard when it comes to helping veterans.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., goes before the House Rules Committee for final work on his budget to fund the government in fiscal year 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., goes before the House Rules Committee for final work on his budget to fund the government in fiscal year 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Bridgegate Subpoenas Quashed by Judge [POLL/AUDIO]

In a devastating blow for the legislative committee investigating Bridgegate, a judge has ruled that two key players in the scandal do not have to turn over subpoenaed documents. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said his panel's work will not stop, even with these cases being dismissed.

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Gov. Chris Christie talks to residents during his latest town hall in Fairfield.
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) Gov. Chris Christie talks to residents during his latest town hall in Fairfield.
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Will State’s Pension Problem Mean Higher Taxes? [AUDIO]

During his latest town hall meeting in Fairfield, Gov. Chris Christie once again called for reforms to the state's pension and health benefit systems.

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Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal
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Ex-Christie Aides Can Withhold Bridgegate Documents

A New Jersey judge has ruled that two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration do not have to turn over documents to a legislative investigative panel.

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Christie Pushes for Arbitration Changes

Gov. Chris Christie is trying to build pressure on lawmakers to re-adopt a cap on raises for police and firefighters that can be awarded by arbitrators.

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NJ Divided on Pot Legalization [AUDIO]

Garden State residents are evenly divided on the idea of legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, but they're not high on a bill that would make that happen.

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NJ Towns Giving Unlawful Overtime, Comp Time: Report

A brand new report from the Office of the State Comptroller finds several New Jersey local governments improperly doling out overtime pay or compensatory time to high-level executive employees.

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Dr. Salomon Melgen tops Medicare's list of highest paid physicians. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., used the doctor's personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Medicare paid Melgen $20.8 million. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)
Dr. Salomon Melgen tops Medicare's list of highest paid physicians. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., used the doctor's personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Medicare paid Melgen $20.8 million. (AP Photo/Miami Dade College, Phil Roche, File)
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Medicare Database Shows Top Paid Doctors

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

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