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5 big things N.J. lawmakers are frantically trying to squeeze in (Brent Johnson and Susan K. Livio, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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According to a January 7, 2015 article on NJ Advance Media For NJ.com raising the age of tobacco sales from 19 to 21, is one of the 5 big things are frantically trying to squeeze into the final days of the New Jersey Legislature’s two-year legislative session.

The Assembly’s appropriations committee is scheduled to consider a bill raising the legal age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 19 to 21. If it passes, the bill would go to the full Assembly Monday for a final vote, said Assembly sponsor Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen).

Huttle said she is confident lawmakers will vote yes. “It has bi-partisan support because they’ve put health care first. We can get it done.”

Other major initiatives include: North Jersey Casinos, Pensions payments, Re-mapping legislative districts and Retirement savings plans for employees of small businesses.