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Novel Idea for NJ: How About a Tax Cut? [AUDIO]

With talk coming out of Trenton in recent weeks about some top Democrats who want to discuss hiking the gas and millionaires' taxes, one legislator actually wants to lower a tax we all pay -- but history shows the possibility of success is not high.

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The Statehouse
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State Budget Hearings Begin Next Week [AUDIO]

New Jersey lawmakers are preparing to hold a series of budget hearings that begin next week.

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Heroin
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NJ Kids Ineligible for Drug Court Program [AUDIO]

Despite the heroin epidemic gripping the Garden State, juveniles are not currently eligible for New Jersey's drug court program, which offers supervised rehabilitation instead of jail time.

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Gov. Christie Plans New Tax Rate for E-Cigarettes [AUDIO]

As part of his Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget plan, Gov. Chris Christie proposes taxing electronic cigarettes at the same rate as conventional cigarettes - $2.70 per pack. One state legislator, who has already asked the federal government to study the health impacts of e-cigarettes, supports the governor's idea.

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Governor Chris Christie answers questions during the 112th Town Hall in Toms River.
(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) Governor Chris Christie answers questions during the 112th Town Hall in Toms River.
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Christie Talks Pensions, ‘School Patriotism’ [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie's 112th town hall meeting started with a focus on Superstorm Sandy and the second round of federal aid headed to New Jersey later this year, but much of the question-and-answer segment addressed issues unrelated to the October 2012 disaster.

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U.S. Capitol
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House Votes to Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

The House has approved legislation to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.

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George Washington Bridge
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Bridgegate Messages Expose New Information [AUDIO]

Newly released versions of digital communications between two key Bridgegate figures portray arrogance, pettiness and callousness but shed no new light on the possible involvement of others.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address
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Why Didn’t Governor Christie Propose Tax Cut? [AUDIO]

In his State of the State message Gov. Chris Christie hinted he would propose a tax cut in his Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget Address, but he didn't. That surprised many, but State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff explained that it all came down to money or more accurately, the lack of it.

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Who Caused NJ’s Road Salt Shortage? [AUDIO]

Who's to blame for New Jersey's road salt shortage this winter? It depends on who you ask.

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
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AZ Gov. Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected the state to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

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