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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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FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal in Thompsons, Texas. A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal in Thompsons, Texas. A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

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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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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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