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Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing
Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie: ‘Nothing New’ in Bridgegate Hearing

More sworn testimony is expected Tuesday as Gov. Chris Christie's press secretary, Michael Drewniak is scheduled to take the stand before the Select Committee on Investigation.

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DOP Commissioner Jim Simpson
Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Report: Simpson to Step Down from DOT

Secretary of Transportation Jim Simpson will reportedly step down as head of New Jersey's Department of Transportation.

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Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez and NJ Hopeline Program Coordinator Terrell McCain
Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez and NJ Hopeline Program Coordinator Terrell McCain (Townsquare Media)
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Medicaid Backlog Persists in NJ

 Officials say 25,000 New Jersey residents are caught in a backlog after more than 140,000 successfully applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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NJ Panel Questions Sandy Transparency [AUDIO]

A panel of New Jersey lawmakers used a portion of Monday's agenda to question a member of the state treasurer's office on the lack of progress with a Sandy-related measure signed into law more than a year ago.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Can College Be Cheaper in NJ? [AUDIO]

After Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have formed a study group of experts to look for ways to make college more affordable, Sen. President Steve Sweeney reintroduced the bill and the full Senate approved the measure Monday.

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First Lady Gives Weekly Address on Nigerian Girls

Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an "unconscionable act" carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to keep them from getting an education — "or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls."

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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
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Answers Sought From HUD on Sandy Aid [AUDIO]

A bipartisan delegation of New Jersey's representatives in Washington got answers about Superstorm Sandy recovery money after meeting with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Thursday.

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Top US Tobacco Companies Enter E-Cigarette Market
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Coalition Calls for No Tax on E-Cigarettes [AUDIO]

A group of nearly 50 independent small business owners have banded together in an effort to oppose the tax on electronic cigarettes proposed in Gov. Christie's budget.

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Bill Takes Aim at Parents Who Drive Drunk [AUDIO]

A New Jersey lawmaker is sponsoring a measure to crack down on parents or guardians who are convicted of DWI with a child in their vehicle.

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