New Jersey Assembly

Medical marijuana.
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David Madden
May 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly overwhelming approved what was Gov. Phil Murphy’s “plan B” on expanding the availability of medical marijuana in the state. The vote wasn’t even close, with 65 in favor, five against with a half dozen abstentions. Unlike legalizing...
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Marijuana plant
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David Madden
March 30, 2019 - 5:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators failed to take up the issue of legalizing adult use of marijuana after it became clear there were not enough votes in the state Senate to pass it. So what’s the next move for supporters of the idea? Scott Rudder, a former state legislator who...
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New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy leads a meeting at in Camden about Nurture NJ.
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David Madden
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly will consider a 14-bill package passed in a pair of committees that addresses maternal death rates in the state, particularly among African-American women. At the same time, the state is kicking off an informational campaign targeting new...
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cat and dog
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David Madden
January 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- A New Jersey Assembly committee has cleared a bill that would, if approved, ban dogs and cats from being leased much like an automobile. A few states like California and New York already prohibit the practice, and New Jersey could soon join the list. Several animal...
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