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Poll finds NJ residents want Christie to widen his priorities

A new Quinnipiac University Poll finds New Jersey residents care about affordable housing and public school funding.

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Gov. Chris Christie holds a Candlelight Vigil for Addiction and Recovery at the Statehouse
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An embattled Christie finds common cause in battling drug addiction

These days, if Gov. Chris Christie has a public event, odds are it's about spotlighting addiction-recovery services. Wednesday's was a Statehouse candlelight vigil.

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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick speaks at the Statehouse on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick speaks at the Statehouse on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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GOP leader who may run for governor has 7 ideas to make Trenton work

With the Legislature about to return to Trenton after the summer slowdown, a top Republican lawmaker who may run for governor is urging an ambitious agenda.

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Some shore towns welcome proposed school fairness formula

The planned fairness school funding formula being proposed by Governor Chris Christie will have unique impacts on every school district and every township municipality should it become a reality, but it could devastate the abbot districts and the towns they're in who may be left scrambling for funds.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
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Governor’s Fairness Formula forum in Wall Township Tuesday

Governor Christie's consensus-building for his "Fairness Formula" approach to school aid and educational achievement reaches Wall Township Tuesday, when he leads a discussion at the Monmouth County Library branch on Allaire Road.

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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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Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assemblywoman Joann Downey discuss school funding. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assemblywoman Joann Downey discuss school funding. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ lawmaker promises ‘no politics’ in crafting new school funding formula

Democratic lawmakers have a plan for fully funding New Jersey’s schools – or rather, a plan for developing a five-year plan, over the course of the next year.

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Oak Street School in Lakewood
Oak Street School in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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$34M for School Repairs

The Lakewood Township Board of Education is asking voters to approve borrowing up to $34 million for needed repairs to six school buildings.

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School Bus
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Paying to Bus Your Child to School [POLL/AUDIO]

Budget constraints might someday cause some school districts to cut back on programs such as "courtesy busing."

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Flickr User birdphone
Flickr User birdphone
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Jackson Schools to Get Over $13 Million Dollars in Improvements

Jackson Township's school facilities will be getting $13.4 million dollars in upgrades. According to the Asbury Park Press, the district's ten schools are in line for security enhancements that call for new security cameras, the installation of an electric key fob system and an emergency call line directly into the township police department.

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