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By Tom Hester | November 30th, 2012 - 9:50am
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Final Legislative OK for Minimum Wage Increase, Bills to Combat Foreclosure, Boost Port Authority of NY & NJ Oversight and Protect Social Media Privacy Top Monday Assembly Agenda

Bills to Remove Insulting Language Toward the Disabled, Improve Authority Ethics, Help Vets Find Housing, Assist Veterans Groups, Allow Community Service in lieu of Court Fines & Mobile Horse Racing Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – Final legislative approval for Assembly Democratic legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage and bills to combat the state’s foreclosure crisis, increase Port Authority of New York and New Jersey oversight and bar employers from demanding social media information from employees and potential new hires top Monday’s Assembly agenda.

Also on tap are bills to remove from state law insulting language toward disabled residents, allow lottery winners to remain anonymous for a year, improve authority ethics, help veterans find affordable housing, help protect the rights of soldiers in child custody cases and allow Municipal Courts to order community service in lieu of fines...

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Quote of the Day

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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