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In Print: Foreclosure Act lives, and Buono benefits from traffic stop

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Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union) isn't giving up on his Foreclosure Transformation Act.

He talks about his new plan to see the bill through in this week's State Street column.

Meanwhile, a tipster says one credit card company has been taking the lead in pushing for a ban on credit card surcharges – and it's not Visa or MasterCard.

State Street's also got some behind-the scenes talk on the last-minute effort to keep the minimum wage question off November's ballot. Spoiler alert: Those efforts failed.

In the wake of Sen. Barbara Buono's recent car accident, this week's Grapevine digs into the vault of New Jersey political history to reveal how the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's career might never have taken off had it not been for a traffic stop in 1994.

And now that Gov. Chris Christie's decided to let the feds run the Garden State's health insurance exchange, one Grapevine tipster worries some of the big national players in the insurance industry might bypass New Jersey, opting to only join exchanges in the most profitable states.

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