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Sweeney, Kyrillos to introduce legislation capping sick leave payouts

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 12:57 pm

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Joseph Kyrillos issued the following statement today (Friday, July 11) regarding legislation they will both be sponsoring which will cap unused sick leave payouts for all public employees at $15,000. Similar legislation passed the Legislature in 2010 but was vetoed.  The Senators plan on introducing the legislation today:

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Primary features Senate, House, freeholder races

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 02:36 pm

Tuesday’s primary election features a number of regional races.

In the U.S. Senate race, the seat is currently held by Cory Booker. While he faces no opposition from other Democrats, four Republicans are sparring for a chance to unseat him. Atlantic County Republicans have endorsed Brian D. Goldberg of Livingston over Jeff Bell of Palisades Park, Richard Pezzulo of Freehold and Murray Sabrin of Fort Lee.

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LoBiondo announces campaign bus tour

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:44 am

Campaign bus sill stop for events on Saturday

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – Two days before filing deadline, the LoBiondo for Congress campaign will hold campaign events in ALL EIGHT COUNTIES of the 2nd Congressional District this Saturday, March 29th. The "Proven Leadership for South Jersey" bus tour will stop at the Ocean City Community Center, 18th and Haven Ave in Ocean City at 7:45 a.m. and at the Elks Lodge 2563, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township at 5:15 p.m.

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Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:34 am

 Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

It looks like there will be a race for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo this year.

Dave Cole, 28, of Mantua Township, has announced that he has enough signatures for a place on the June primary ballot seeking the Democratic nomination to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in Congress.

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Bill Hughes earns spot in DCCC’s Red to Blue Program

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Written by Staff Report Monday, March 03, 2014 12:32 pm

Bill Hughes, of Northfield, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second congressional district, announced Monday that he has earned a spot in the first round of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Red to Blue Program as an emerging race. His is one of only 28 nationwide to earn this distinction.

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Hughes camp files complaint over GOP website

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, February 10, 2014 05:27 pm

Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Jim Schroeder filed a complaint Monday, Feb. 10 with the Federal Election Committee over a National Republican Congressional Committee website mocking Bill Hughes Jr., who is challenging U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

The Republican site, www.billhughesjrforcongress.com, was up the day Hughes announced his campaign. In it, Hughes, a defense attorney, is accused of “a career of making big money trying to keep New Jersey’s most powerful and corrupt criminals out of prison.”

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Van Drew won’t challenge LoBiondo

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 27, 2014 06:42 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Sen. Jeff Van Drew announced today, Jan. 27, that he will not run for Congress.

Van Drew’s name has often come up as a potential challenger to veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who has repeatedly won reelection by strong margins. So far, Bill Hughes Jr., the son of the former Democratic congressman Bill Hughes, has stated he will seek the seat.

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Christie focuses on education reform, lowering taxes in State of the State

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, January 14, 2014 04:50 pm

TRENTON — Despite the national attention on the governor for controversial lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, Gov. Chris Christie focused on improving education, lowering property taxes and driving down crime Tuesday in his annual State of the State address.

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