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Lawmakers Applaud Efforts To Bring Legal Sports Betting To New Jersey

TRENTON – State Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Jeff Van Drew, the prime sponsors of legislation authorizing sports wagering in New Jersey, and state Senator Jim Whelan, the chair of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, today applauded efforts by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) to amend the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to allow New Jersey to regulate sports wagering within its borders.

Christie Makes Historic Supreme Court Nominations

TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie today made two historic nominations to the New Jersey State Supreme Court with Bruce A. Harris, Mayor of Chatham, a lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience, and Phillip H. Kwon, First Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Law and Public Safety and former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division.

Middlesex County To Conduct Annual Survey Of Homeless

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Middlesex County will conduct its Point-in-Time Count 2012 (PITC) survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey assists in developing a snapshot of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered outside, in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.