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Apr 23, 2013

Chris Christie Lottery Plan Challenged By Members Of Congress

The Garden State’s Democratic members of Congress wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday asking that the Department of Justice review a contract the Christie administration is planning to award on Friday to run lottery operations.

Apr 17, 2013

U.S. congressmen ask feds to review Christie's lottery privatization plan

New Jersey's six Democratic congressmen asked the U.S. Justice Department today to review the Christie administration's plan for a private company to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery, suggesting it might violate federal law.

Apr 9, 2013

Newark Radio Series

Charmil Davis sits down with Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. to discuss his vision for New Jersey's 10th Congressional District and asks about carrying on his father's legacy.

Apr 9, 2013

Payne Marks Equal Pay Day, Calls On Congress to Enact the Paycheck Fairness Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. marks Equal Pay Day, calling on Congress to close the wage gap between men and women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Apr 4, 2013

Newark FD Gets Funding for 21 More Firefighters

The 600-strong Newark Fire Department will be hiring an additional 21 personnel with a grant announced Wednesday by federal lawmakers.

Apr 3, 2013


U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that the City of Newark Fire Department will receive a federal grant totaling $3,171,693 to hire 21 new firefighters. The funding is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

Apr 2, 2013

Pro-immigration advocates meet in Jersey City to call for reform

A group of about two dozen immigration-reform advocates appeared in a Jersey City church today to urge Congress to revamp the nation’s immigration laws, saying the “status quo” is harming families.