Two NJ gun control measures stall in Legislature

Though the state Senate passed a raft of bills yesterday…

Though the state Senate passed a raft of bills yesterday meant to reduce gun violence, two key measures stalled. A measure championed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, that would implement a new instant background check system needs to be redrafted because of a technical error.

Governor Christie’s fundraising lead over his likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono, D-Middlesex, is growing. And he released his first negative ad attacking Buono.

The New Jersey Supreme Court heard a case that could jack up the cost of dune reconstruction in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

Lawmakers are now reconsidering changes to the federal insurance program because of drastic premium increases that residents living in flood-prone areas are now facing.


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