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Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget

Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where presidential politics come into play with regard to the Fiscal Year 2016 State budget.

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Gas prices
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Gas price roller coaster – What’s causing it?

The elevator ride that is gasoline pricing continues its up and down movement, making for a very unusual spring for drivers.

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Horrific incident inspires bill to protect unwanted newborns

Following a horrific incident this past winter, in which 22-year-old Hypernkemberly Dorvilier of Burlington County allegedly set her newborn baby on fire and left it in the middle of the road, a New Jersey lawmaker is pushing for expansion of the state's Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.

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yellow umbrella in rain
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April showers in the forecast for the rest of the week

Spot showers already have been moving through New Jersey this morning, and a period of wet, unsettled weather looks to continue through the end of the workweek.

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(LorenzoPatoia, ThinkStock)
(LorenzoPatoia, ThinkStock)
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Gas price paradox – we’re saving at the pump, but not spending the cash

The start of 2015 was expected to usher in a spending rebound, boosted by lower prices at the pump, but so far, purchases of goods and services have been lackluster at best.

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(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
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Classroom spending – Where are your education dollars going in New Jersey?

The New Jersey Department of Education reports in its new Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending that per student spending  increased .6 percent last year, and is now at $19, 211. You might imagine most of that money would go for classroom expenses, but that is not always the case.

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Lightning in Wall Township
Lightning in Wall Township (Facecbock via Jersey Shoer Hurricane News)
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Rain and some thunderstorms kick off the holiday weekend

Warm temperatures and plenty of atmospheric moisture will fuel periods of heavy rain and possibly some thunderstorms today and tonight.

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Gov. Chris Christie signs an order giving Shaneen Allen a full pardon. (Credit: Office of Governor Chris Christie)
Gov. Chris Christie signs an order giving Shaneen Allen a full pardon. (Credit: Office of Governor Chris Christie)
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Shaneen Allen pardoned by Gov. Christie on gun carry charges

Gov. Chris Christie has granted a pardon to Shaneen Allen, the Philadelphia mother who was arrested for carrying a gun in New Jersey even though she was licensed in Pennsylvania.

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East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol"
East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol" (YouTube)
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Jersey girl Jax makes it to ‘Idol’ Top 8

Jersey girl Jax found out early on Wednesday night's "American Idol" that she made the show's Top 8 during Kelly Clarkson Night, which featured a twist in the voting.

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New Jersey's 'brain drain' continues. (Design Pics, ThinkStock)
New Jersey's 'brain drain' continues. (Design Pics, ThinkStock)
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‘Brain drain’ is partly blamed on insufficient college capacity in NJ

The New Jersey "brain drain" problem continues and the flow of students attending college out of state is being seen as a major factor.

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