Lawmakers return to Trenton after elections break

Lawmakers returned to the state capitol today after a two-week break for elections.Legislation reviewed today included the state's medical marijuana program, plans to boost horse

TRENTON - Lawmakers returned to the state capitol today after a two-week break for elections.Legislation reviewed today included the state's medical marijuana program, plans to boost horse racing in the state and a plan to create smaller Atlantic City casinos.

The medical marijuana program review drew one of the largest crowds. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) criticized Gov. Chris Christie's rules for operating the program, such as capping the strength of the drug. Scutari's resolution would force the administration to start over.

Plans to boost horse racing in New Jersey passed through committee, and a plan allowing smaller casinos in Atlantic City took another step forward today. A bill that would keep businesses from using a credit check against someone while applying for most jobs also moved forward.

Only a handful of voting sessions are left in this year's legislative session.

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