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NJ Effort to Follow California, Let Student Athletes Profit from Names and Images

John Reitmeyer | October 28, 2019 | NJ Spotlight |   New Jersey Fair Play Act would make it legal…

Our lawmakers are right: It’s time to ban menthol cigarettes | Editorial

Editorial Board | October 27, 2019 | Star-Ledger |   The chilling vape scare, which has claimed one life in…

NJ’s former inmates need more health care, housing help to stay out of prison, report says

Ashley Balcerzak | October 22, 2019 | North Jersey Record |   When Haywood Gandy left prison after serving 20…

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LAGANA, CUNNINGHAM INTRODUCE THE ‘NEW JERSEY FAIR PLAY ACT’

Trenton – Senator Joe Lagana and Senate Higher Education Committee Chair Senator Sandra B. Cunningham introduced the “New Jersey Fair Play Act” today to allow collegiate student-athletes to earn compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness.

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RUIZ INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Trenton – Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz introduced legislation, which would require that a person charged with domestic violence by strangling the victim be detained prior to trial.

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SWEENEY, CUNNINGHAM & GREENSTEIN PRAISE REENTRY REPORT

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Sandra Cunningham and Senator Linda Greenstein today praised the work of the Reentry Services Commission and its recommendations to reduce barriers and enhance opportunities for the successful transition of former prisoners into society.

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