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Christie Strongly Defends His Sandy Aid Efforts [AUDIO]

Almost a year and a half after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden state, Gov. Chris Christie says he is pressing ahead with rebuilding and restoration as top priorities, even as critics question the pace of aid.

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(Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Do NJ’s Tipped Workers Need a Raise? [AUDIO]

New Jersey's minimum wage for tipped employees has remained unchanged for more than two decades, at $2.13 an hour. A group of Garden State lawmakers wants to give these workers a raise, but they're meeting with resistance.

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New Jersey Statehouse (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Cut the Senate in Half? [AUDIO]

At his town hall on Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie received a unique money-saving suggestion from a member of the Belmar crowd.

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Asm. John Wisniewski
Asm. John Wisniewski addresses the media after a Bridgegate hearing in Trenton Jan. 9, 2014. (Townsquare Media)
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Bridgegate Panel Still Working Behind The Scenes [AUDIO]

We haven't heard much recently from the Select Committee on Investigation, the legislative panel probing Bridgegate. That doesn't mean committee members have stopped looking into the scandal; in fact, quite the opposite, according to one of the committee's co-chairs.

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Sand Dunes
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Dune Holdouts Addressed by Christie [POLL/AUDIO]

Hundreds of beachfront homeowners are still refusing to grant permission for a system of dunes to be built along their property, a project the governor says will help protect New Jersey's coastline during future storms.

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Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference
Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference in January.
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Dems Scoff at Christie Bridgegate Probe Report [AUDIO]

The New York Times is reporting the Christie Administration's internal investigation into Bridgegate has concluded the governor did nothing wrong, a determination immediately challenged by Democratic critics.

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Electronic Car Maker Tesla Reports Quarterly Earnings
Tesla (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
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Tesla Gets Help With NJ Bill [AUDIO]

Responding to a recent decision by the state to ban Tesla from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers in New Jersey, newly-introduced legislation would create an exception to the rule.

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Should NJ Legalize Pot? [POLL/AUDIO]

Licensed facilities would be allowed to grow and sell small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey, and residents 21 and older would be allowed to possess and grow a little bit of the drug, under a newly introduced bill sponsored by state Sen. Nick Scutari.

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Electronic sign warning of road work
Electronic sign warning of road work (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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State Senator Wants Tax on Marijuana to Pay for Roads

A Middlesex County Democrat wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state's roads and bridges.

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NJ Bill Looks at Extended School Day, Year [POLL/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie isn't New Jersey's only politician interested in extending the school day and school year. Democratic state lawmakers have been touting legislation with the same goal.

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