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LAWMAKERS TOLD THEY NEED NEW FINANCIAL DRIVERS

Key budget officials spoke in front of the Senate budget committee on Tuesday and lawmakers were told new industry has to help grow revenues. David Rosen, with the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services says that areas like telecommunications and pharmaceuticals aren’t what they used to be and the state hasn’t …

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CHRISTIE SUPPORTS ABORTION BAN FOLLOWING 20 WEEKS

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie jumped right into the middle of the abortion debate this week.  Christie says he supports a federal proposal that would ban abortions following 20 weeks.  Christie was the last of the major republican presidential candidates to offer his support for the federal ban.  Christie had …

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE SLIGHTLY IN NEW JERSEY IN FEB.

New unemployment data shows the state increased in its jobless rate last month, despite adding jobs. New Jersey added 6,000 jobs but the unemployment rate increased to 6.4 percent. The biggest job increases came from trade, transportation and utilities, which brought on 3,700 jobs, and leisure and hospitality, which increased …

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