New Jersey Senate

Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
September 25, 2019 - 3:37 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is joining the push for school districts and local governments to share services as a way to keep property taxes down. To that end, the state is spending $10 million to help in that consolidation effort.
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e-cigarette.
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David Madden
September 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New Jersey continues to step up efforts aimed at controlling young people’s access to e-cigarettes. The state Senate president is meeting with tobacco company executives demanding action on the issue.
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
May 30, 2019 - 4:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey state Senate has joined the Assembly in approving sweeping expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. There was an effort to put off a vote to take the sales tax off medical marijuana, which failed. The final tally: 33-4 with three abstentions...
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Marijuana plant
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David Madden
May 15, 2019 - 11:59 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have ceased efforts to push for a bill to pass recreational marijuana in the Garden State. The measure will now be up to voters in 2020. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has been pushing since February to try and muster enough votes needed to...
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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 Senate President Steve Sweeney
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David Madden
March 29, 2019 - 4:42 pm
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The head of the New Jersey Senate wants to merge a health care plan that covers thousands of unionized teachers with another that covers state workers, all in the hopes to save money. Senate President Steve Sweeney told a meeting of the New Jersey Principals...
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Democratic Party
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January 29, 2019 - 8:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey senator says she's switching political parties from Republican to Democrat. In a written statment, Sen. Dawn M. Addiego of the state's 8th District said, "My core values that originally drew me to the Republican Party have not changed, but the party...
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New Jersey Senate protest
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David Madden
October 17, 2018 - 4:04 pm
HAMDEN, Conn. (KYW Newsradio) — With less than three weeks before the midterms, a newly released poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey is tightening up just a bit. From a sample of nearly 900 likely New Jersey voters, a survey from Quinnipiac University revealed that incumbent...
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New Jersey Capitol
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David Madden
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would give terminally ill people a legal means to take their own life. It’s an issue that’s been considered in the state twice before, but both times it never got past the state senate. “I’m confident that the...
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