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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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"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

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