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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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Traffic congestion
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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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Marijuana Joint
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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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Governor Christie - Somerset Town Hall
Governor Christie listens to a question regarding realty transfer fees at at town hall in Somerset. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie Attacks Realty Transfer Fee [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie indicated at a town hall that he'd be willing to scrap New Jersey's realty transfer fee, which reportedly produces hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state each year.

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Tax Preparation
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Every Day is Tax Day, Says NJ Lawmaker [AUDIO]

Tuesday was Tax Day, the deadline for filing income tax returns, but the top Republican in the state Assembly said every day is Tax Day in the high tax environment of New Jersey. He urged the legislature to get to work on a trio of tax-cutting bills.

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Poll: Losing Confidence in Sandy Recovery Effort [AUDIO]

Patience is running out and frustration is ramping up for New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy, according to the latest Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll.

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New Jersey Citizen Action calls on Governor Christie to stop wasting taxpayer money
New Jersey Citizen Action calls on Governor Christie to stop wasting taxpayer money. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Protesters: Christie Wasted Millions [AUDIO]

Standing outside Gov. Chris Christie's town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday, Tax Day, critics bashed the governor for repeatedly using taxpayer dollars "to further his own political career."

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(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie Takes Aim at Assembly Speaker [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie had some harsh words for Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto early this week. On Monday, the governor again hammered Prieto for failing to take action on a bill to cap the salary increases that arbitrators can award to public employees at two percent.

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Chris Christie
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Christie Says He Was ‘Nervous’ at Bridgegate Meeting [AUDIO]

The outwardly cool and ultra-confident Gov. Chris Christie admits he was nervous at a high-level meeting to discuss the growing Bridgegate scandal. That nugget can be found within interview notes newly released by the law firm hired to do the governor's internal investigation.

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No. 18 - Financial Manager
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NJ’s Property Taxes Debated in Budget Meeting [POLL/AUDIO]

Is New Jersey's property tax situation improving or getting worse?

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