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DWI penalty overhaul in NJ: Shorter license suspensions, more ignition locks?

Lawmakers say drunk-driving convicts drive with suspended licenses, so the way to reduce repeat offenses is through ignition-lock breath tests, not license suspensions.

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Slight drop in NJ sales tax takes effect January. Will you notice?

The first of the tax cuts adopted along with the nearly 23-cent increase in the gas tax takes effect on Sunday – but while everyone benefits, few may notice.

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NJ lawmaker’s ‘shared patrol’ idea aims to cut your property taxes

Attacking current approaches to shared services as "awful," Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon is pushing a plan that he says would result in more efficient policing and savings for taxpayers.

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Why Trump’s tax-cut promise has NJ worried about its own budget

Our budget could be pinched if people wait to claim capital gains, hoping for a federal tax cut.

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Budget trouble ahead? NJ tax collections a cause for concern, but not panic

State tax collections are off to a sluggish start four months into New Jersey’s fiscal year, raising the prospect of budget trouble ahead if things don’t rebound.

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NJ closer to outlawing child marriages (yes, it happens more than you think)

Advocates and sponsors of the proposed law saw underage marriages are usually forced and sometimes lead to harmful abuse.

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NJ may allow teens to become organ donors after death

Proposed legislation would direct the MVC to ask kids as young as 14 if they want to be an organ donor.

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Weed could be legal in NJ in 2018, lawmakers say after Colorado trip

New Jersey lawmakers back from Colorado after checking out that state’s marijuana industry say they saw nothing to deter them from legalizing it in the Garden State in 2018.

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Democratic, GOP lawmakers from NJ taking marijuana trip to Colorado

Sen. Nick Scutari wants New Jersey to legalize and regulate marijuana. He's back in Colorado with eight colleagues to check out the program there.

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Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon discusses his pension and health benefits plan. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon discusses his pension and health benefits plan. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Republican lawmaker tries to explain why he voted for the gas tax

Deminski and Doyle speak with Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon about why he voted in favor of hiking our gas tax.

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