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By Tom Hester | February 21st, 2013 - 9:45am
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N.J. Speaker Oliver: ‘Today, New Jersey can help stop the carnage of gun violence’

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver had the following published Thursday in The Times of Trenton and www.politickernj.com as the Assembly plans Thursday to vote on 22 gun violence prevention bills:

“From Colorado to Connecticut to a courthouse in Delaware, far too many lives have been cut short by senseless gun violence.

“These were the mass tragedies that grabbed headlines. But every day, on the streets that wind their way all over America, even more innocent Americans fall victim to a bullet. In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence.

“Today, the New Jersey General Assembly will vote on a comprehensive package of roughly two dozen bills aimed at curbing this epidemic..."

http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/...

http://www.politickernj.com/63357/gun-laws-if-n...

 

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Morning Digest: October 1st

Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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