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Lawmakers seek reforms for state, local agencies

Legislation that would impose limits on salaries and benefits offered by independent state and local authorities in New Jersey will go before the Assembly this week. Full story

Son of former Calif Assembly speaker is sentenced

A judge has sentenced the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to 16 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a San Diego college student. Full story

Assembly panel OKs New Jersey's $29.4B budget

Democrats who control the New Jersey Legislature have advanced the Republican governor's first budget, a $29.4 billion spending plan that slashes aid to schools, suspends property tax rebates and imposes new taxes on businesses. Full story

NJ Dems push to restore family planning money

A group of Democratic women lawmakers in New Jersey are pressing to restore $7.5 million in funding for family planning after failed tries this week by legislative leaders to get Republican Gov. Chris Christie to agree to it. Full story

Work remains on fragile New Jersey budget deal

Two conservative Republican lawmakers said Tuesday they weren't inclined to support Gov. Chris Christie's first budget, casting some doubt on the fate of a tentative $29.3 billion spending plan that was struck between Democrats who control the Legislature and the GOP governor's office. Full story

NJ lawmakers target unsolicited text message ads

Legislation that would prohibit unsolicited text message ads from being sent to New Jersey residents will go before the Assembly this week. Full story

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NYC MetroCards, upstate prisons spared in budget

2 plans for NJ property tax relief; no consensus

Affordable housing overhaul mulled in New Jersey

NJ 'millionaires tax' headed for override vote

Calif. Assembly endorses high-risk insurance pool

Calif. could be first state to ban plastic bags

Calif. moves to ban plastic bags at grocery stores

Assembly passes bill reviewing Calif building sale

Calif. lawmakers advance bill targeting molesters

Calif. bill bans medical pot stores near schools

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  When will moderate whites condemn dangerous White Culture?

A very special "All In" investigation looks at the dangerous elements in White Culture, as seen on display during the Huntington Beach surfing riots this week. Chris Hayes talks to Cord Jefferson of Gawker to find out what can be done about this menace to society.