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    A new law would aim to keep employees of the Garden State close to home.

    Legislation to require all future public employees to live in New Jersey was given the green light by the full Assembly on Monday, according to a report in the Gloucester County Times.

    The measure, called the New Jersey First Act, would require all newly hired public employees to live in New Jersey or move to the state within a year of taking a position. It would cover all state, county and municipal employees as well as anyone working for political subdivisions of the state.

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