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New Jersey Governor Signs New Gun Laws Including ‘Smart Gun’ Requirement

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun control bills into law Tuesday, including one mandating gun dealers carry “smart guns” once they are available. Murphy signed a total of four gun control measures into law at Livingston High School before several members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Associated press reported. “I am proud ...

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The Biggest Offshore Wind Project in the US Is Underway

By Vanessa Bates Ramirez From the steady growth in market share of electric cars to continuous improvement and expansion of solar energy technology, it appears the world is going renewable—the age of fossil fuels is slowly but surely being left behind. For whatever reason, wind power doesn’t get as much love as solar, but it’s growing quickly, with massive new ...

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New Jersey Mulls Raising Gun Permit Fees More Than 2000%

Gov. Philip Murphy is proposing gun fee increases that are 20 times current levels to curb violence and illegal gun traffic in the state. Democratic lawmakers fear the increase will be seen as yet another major tax increase for the state. Gun owners view increases as “bullying” for sportsmen already forced to pay exorbitant fees. New Jersey’s Democratic Gov. Philip ...

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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday legalizing assisted suicide for persons who are terminally ill. The “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” passed the state Assembly March 25 by a vote of 41-33. The state Senate approved the legislation in a 21-16 vote. “Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves ...

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Law Enforcement Seizes Approximately 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ – On February 28, approximately 3,200 lbs. of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $77,000,000, was seized at the Port of New York/Newark in a joint operation involving U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and ...

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New Jersey Democrats Threatening To Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot Unless Tax Returns Revealed

New Jersey state legislators are reportedly threatening to withhold President Donald Trump’s name on the 2020 ballot if he refuses to release his tax returns, according to a report. The state Senate passed a resolution Thursday that would leave off the names of candidates for president who are unwilling to make their tax returns public, according to NorthJersey.com. A similar ...

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New Jersey To Implement Rain Tax

Many high tax, big government, leftist states in the union have had major financial hardships as in New York tax revenue is declining as concerns grow over troubles in the upcoming budget, and in New Jersey, the state has the worst finances in the union. The financially troubled states have had to come up with new ways to gather more ...

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New Jersey Becomes Second State Mandating Middle Schoolers Learn About LGBTQ Achievements |

New Jersey will be the second state to mandate middle and high school students to learn about LGBTQ contributions. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Senate bill 1569, which requires schools to adopt a curriculum that “accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.” “The Governor believes that ensuring ...

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Drone Suspends Operations At Another Airport — This Time In The US

A drone flying near the Newark Liberty International Airport caused the Federal Aviation Administration to halt air traffic for about 30 minutes at the New Jersey airport Tuesday. The FAA halted incoming flights after crews on two flights to Newark, New Jersey, reported seeing a drone flying at 3,500 feet over Teterboro Airport at 5 p.m. The halt on incoming flights ...

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New Jersey Lawmakers Eye A $15 Minimum Wage

How minimum wage hurts young people

New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy and leaders in the state legislature have agreed on a compromise bill that will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, NJ Advanced Media reports. The bill, if passed, accomplishes one of Murphy’s policy goals while satisfying state legislators that the change, from a current minimum wage of $8.85, will not ...

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ICE arrests 105 Aliens in New Jersey operation

NEWARK, N.J. — Four individuals in the country illegally who have Interpol warrants based on crimes they committed in their home countries were among 105 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week in New Jersey.  The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted ...

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Former Teacher And Summer Camp Employee Admits Production Of Child Pornography

A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in producing images of child sexual abuse according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Colin M. Skeele, 32, of Florham Park, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of ...

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