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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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How accurate are NJ’s revenue predictions?

The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer both predict the state will have more in revenue next fiscal year than Gov. Chris Christie projected in his budget address. That was welcome news to lawmakers on the Senate and Assembly budget committees, but the new revenue forecasts came with a caveat: they will be inaccurate.    

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More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey shows progress in placing foster kids with families

A new Kids Count report shows that ever since the state settled a federal lawsuit over the housing of foster children, the vast majority of those kids are now sheltered with families.  

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Pension reform plan could have system largely funded by 2043

As discussion about the public employees' pension system continues, one plan has been proposed that would have pensions 74.4 percent funded by 2043.

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Family vacation, motorhome trip
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Travel to jump nearly 5 percent this Memorial Day weekend

If you are planning to hit the road this holiday weekend, pack your patience. You certainly will not be alone.

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Red light cameras (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images)
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Lawmaker calls coalition’s safety warning ‘bogus’

A group called the National Coalition for Safer Roads has a warning for New Jersey drivers: as more people hit the road this summer, the risk of traffic collisions from drivers running red light will increase.

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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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A state landscaper's association is supporting the 'Plant Something' initiative in the Garden State. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
A state landscaper's association is supporting the 'Plant Something' initiative in the Garden State. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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Time to ‘Plant Something,’ NJ landscapers say

New Jersey landscapers and nurseries are promoting a new campaign this spring called, "Plant Something" to put more of the "garden" in the Garden State. 

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Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
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Texting and driving accounts for 27 percent of crashes, report shows

A new report by the National Safety Council estimates 27 percent of all crashes on our highways involve the motorist using a cell phone while driving.

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New Jersey's aggressive driver hotline continues to see a high volume of calls. (ARENA Creative, ThinkStock)
New Jersey's aggressive driver hotline continues to see a high volume of calls. (ARENA Creative, ThinkStock)
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Aggressive driver hotline in New Jersey sees high volume of calls

At the end of this month, New Jersey's aggressive driver hotline, #77, will celebrate its 12th year of operation. 

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Renting in NJ more costly than most states, study finds

Affording a modest apartment's rent is harder in New Jersey than in most other states.

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