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Past articles by Kevin:

Tackling the poverty problem in New Jersey

It is rare for legislative hearings to take place on days other than Monday or Thursday, but on Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto convened four special committee meetings to start addressing the very real problem of poverty in New Jersey. → Read More

Christie vetoed bill to track domestic violence offenders, but fight's not over

Much to the surprise of its sponsor, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have created a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically track convicted domestic violence offenders using GPS devices that would alert victims on their cell phones if their attackers were nearby. → Read More

Are cyber attackers accessing your medical records?

The healthcare sector is becoming more and more vulnerable to cyber attacks and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is fully aware of that fact. → Read More

Christie apologizes for calling NJ mayor 'crazy'

While campaigning for president at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Monday night, Gov. Chris Christie called North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello “crazy” because the mayor claimed that flooding in his Cape May County town was worse after the recent weekend snow storm than it was after Superstorm Sandy. Tuesday morning, Christie made things right. → Read More

More than half of Americans are 'angry at Washington,' poll shows

Gridlock in Washington, D.C. along with stepped up rhetoric and harsh language in the nation’s capitol are starting to get on the nerves of the American public, according to a new poll. → Read More

Legislation would commit $500 million to battle drug addiction

New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, but the rest of the country is no stranger to the crisis according to one New Jersey Congressman. → Read More

NJ largely clueless about gas tax ballot question, says poll

It looks like New Jersey voters aren't paying much attention to a constitutional amendment being discussed in Trenton that could bring a change to how the state spends the revenue collected from its gas tax. → Read More

Is NJ’s reputation improving around the country?

A handful of New Jersey mayors are among the roughly 300 from across the country at the annual Winter Conference of Mayors event in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Assembly Speaker: NJ’s poverty rate is embarrassing

Poverty is still a very real problem in the Garden State, according to Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto. → Read More

Texting behind the wheel while stopped still legal in NJ

It is not illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel in New Jersey if you’re stopped at a red light or stop sign. → Read More

Can Christie emerge as the establishment candidate?

There are less than two weeks to go before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses and roughly three weeks away from the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary, but while Gov. Chris Christie trails some other GOP hopefuls in both states, one political expert advised against counting him out. → Read More

Shocking number of NJ workers have zero access to retirement plan

A new report took a look recently at retirement plans and participation in New Jersey and some of the results were pretty surprising. → Read More

NJ transportation funding plan coming soon, says lawmakers

Will this be the year that state lawmakers finally solve New Jersey's transportation funding crisis? → Read More

Christie was strong in GOP debate — will it matter?

The next wave of polls will tell the true tale, but early reviews suggest that Gov. Chris Christie performed very well in the first GOP presidential debate of 2016 Thursday. → Read More

GOP Debate: Christie calls Obama ‘petulant child’ for gun control order

A question on guns may have given Christie the opening for his best moment of the Jan. 14 debate in Charleston, S.C. → Read More

Unnecessary tragedy: Distracted driving kills hundreds in NJ

There were 523 fatal crashes in 2014, killing 556 people. Driver inattention was a factor for 190 of those crashes, State Police say. → Read More

NJ lawmakers call for bipartisanship and civility in 2016

A new legislative session officially began Tuesday in Trenton, with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers calling for an end to political gamesmanship. → Read More

NJ Dems stunned by omissions in Christie’s State of the State

Immediately after Christie's State of the State address Tuesday, Democratic leaders told the media that some of the things the governor mentioned were good, but they were not happy with the many things he left out of the speech. → Read More

Christie’s State of the State has 'national implications'

Gov. Chris Christie delivered his sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. The speech had national implications. Christie of course is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and his speech is being looked at through the prism of national politics. → Read More

Christie’s approval rating in the tank as he delivers State of the State

Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give the annual State of the State address. The latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released hours before the big speech revealed the governor’s popularity is near an all-time low. → Read More