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Port Authority Asks Experts for Reform Advice

A special committee, created by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in light of the Bridgegate debacle, convened a panel of experts Monday to discuss potential reform measures.

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NJ Lawmakers to Kids: Get Outside [AUDIO]

Is it another ridiculous government intrusion or a positive step in the right direction? New Jersey legislators appear set to pass a Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights in the coming weeks.

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Controlled burn warning in Freehold (Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Bill Targets Prescribed Burns [AUDIO]

With a goal of lessening the likelihood of massive forest fires in New Jersey, reintroduced legislation would set standards for state-run controlled burns, and allow private individuals to conduct such burns on their own property.

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What Does Being ‘Pro-Life’ Really Mean? [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie describes himself as a conservative Republican, but he's been strongly behind efforts to reform the state prison system, and has pushed for all nonviolent, first-time drug offenders to be sent to inpatient rehab instead of prison.

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NJ Aims to Ban Internet Blackmail Scheme [AUDIO]

Innocent people are sometimes arrested, but if their mugshots or rap sheets are posted on websites before charges are dropped or they are acquitted, it can ruin their reputations. Some shady website operators know this, and are actually charging arrested people not to post the embarrassing information.

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Poll: Gas Tax OK If It Means Better Roads [AUDIO]

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday revealed New Jerseyans' strong opposition to a gas tax increase drops off when they're told the revenue would be used to fix roads and bridges.

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Former Gov. Jim McGreevey and Gov. Chris Christie
Tim Larsen, Governor's Office
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Stuck in Jail With No Way Out [POLL/AUDIO]

As part of an effort to reform New Jersey's criminal justice system, key members of the state legislature are working with the Christie administration on bail reform.

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Existing Home Sales And Prices Hit Record High
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Bill Would Repeal NJ Realty Transfer Fees

State Sen. Diane Allen plans to introduce legislation to repeal New Jersey's realty transfer fees on primary residences.

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Pulaski ‘Carmageddon’ Could Reduce Turnpike Tolls [AUDIO]

With the Pulaski Skyway shut down for a two-year repair project, many North Jersey drivers are being forced to take the New Jersey Turnpike to get to Jersey City or Manhattan. Not only is that alternate route more expensive, it could also lead to traffic congestion so bad that some have already dubbed it "Carmageddon."

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Casual Pot Use Linked to Brain Abnormalities: Study [AUDIO]

A new study published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Northwestern University, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, links significant brain abnormalities to the casual use of pot by young adults.

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