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Budget trouble ahead? NJ tax collections a cause for concern, but not panic

State tax collections are off to a sluggish start four months into New Jersey’s fiscal year, raising the prospect of budget trouble ahead if things don’t rebound.

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NJ closer to outlawing child marriages (yes, it happens more than you think)

Advocates and sponsors of the proposed law saw underage marriages are usually forced and sometimes lead to harmful abuse.

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NJ may allow teens to become organ donors after death

Proposed legislation would direct the MVC to ask kids as young as 14 if they want to be an organ donor.

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(Photo courtesy of Senate Democrats)
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Weed could be legal in NJ in 2018, lawmakers say after Colorado trip

New Jersey lawmakers back from Colorado after checking out that state’s marijuana industry say they saw nothing to deter them from legalizing it in the Garden State in 2018.

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Democratic, GOP lawmakers from NJ taking marijuana trip to Colorado

Sen. Nick Scutari wants New Jersey to legalize and regulate marijuana. He's back in Colorado with eight colleagues to check out the program there.

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The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
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NJ lawmakers are about to approve a $34.8B budget for 2017

State lawmakers are set to approve a $34.8 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year Monday. Democrats added around $275 million to Gov. Chris Christie's plan.

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(Daniel Hurst, ThinkStock)
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Remember red-light cams? NJ eyes cams to catch cars passing school buses

Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Thursday urged fellow lawmakers to consider a bill that would authorize school districts to install external cameras on school buses.

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Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon discusses his pension and health benefits plan. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon discusses his pension and health benefits plan. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ must cut back health benefits to afford public pension payments, lawmaker says

A Republican lawmaker believes that if New Jersey were to guarantee pension payments in its constitution, the law should provide for a temporary "escape hatch" in years that tax collections fall short, and public employees should agree to significant changes in their health benefits.

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Pump Your Own Gas Could Be Coming To NJ

Pumping gas is one of my favorite topics to debate here on WOBM.com, it always gets people riled up on both sides of the conversation. 

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Asm. Declan O'Scanlon and Brick Township Mayor John Ducey mark the end of red light cameras in Brick (NJ Assembly Republicans)
Asm. Declan O'Scanlon and Brick Township Mayor John Ducey mark the end of red light cameras in Brick (NJ Assembly Republicans)
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Other Towns Could Kill Red Light Cameras [AUDIO]

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon told Townsquare Media he has been in contact with mayors who have shown interest in pulling the plug on their towns' red light cameras, but they haven't yet "pulled the trigger."

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