• Robin Rieger, CBS Philly

    Getting a drivers license is something most teenagers say they can't wait to do. For teens in New Jersey, most can start learning at age 16 with six hours of paid certified instruction behind the wheel.

    But, proposed legislation, if passed, could make teens wait a little longer to get their probationary license, all in the name of safety.

    "As good as they think they are at 17, they're not, and they need time to grow into it and the distractions," says Tom Cornely, a retired New Jersey state trooper who owns a driving school.

    Cornely sees some merit in the bill, that would require 16-year-olds with a learners permit to log and have their parent or guardian certify an additional 50 hours of driving practice, including ten hours at night.

    17-year-olds who get an examination permit would have to log and certify 100 hours of driving, including 20 at night if they didn't want to complete the learners permit requirements.

    Drivers with permits would have to wait a

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  • Chris May, CBS 3

    When was the last time your boss bought you a new dress or maybe a shirt, or even a tie? The answer for most of us is 'probably never'! But, that's not the case for thousands of state workers in New Jersey.

    They get money for clothes from their employer, even though they don't wear uniforms to work.

    And New Jersey taxpayers are paying for it.

    How would you like to buy lots of brand new shoes, piles golf shirts and fill your closet with all kinds of clothes?

    It's easy to do if you're a government employee in New Jersey.

    This fiscal year, thousands of state workers received a $700 check for a so-called clothing maintenance allowance.

    "Not what we need right now with my tax dollars going up," said a Haddonfield taxpayer.

    "We can't even get highlighters in our office, people shouldn't be getting clothing allowance," that reaction to the clothing allowances from a state worker who doesn't receive the money.

    We're talking about office workers who recieve the clothing

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  • Pat Loeb and Timothy McLaughlin, KYW Newsradio 1060

    Striking a tougher tone than he's used in the past when discussing the Occupy movement, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says the city is reevaluating its relationship with the Occupy Philadelphia campers. Citing health and safety concerns, the mayor says the protesters are in violation of their city-issued permit.

    "Occupy Philly has changed," Mayor Nutter says. "We're seeing serious health and safety issues playing out on almost a daily basis."

    Nutter told reporters at a press conference Sunday afternoon that the Occupy group has not responded to the city's health and safety concerns, which include the suspected use of open-flame cooking stoves near combustible tents and the lack of a clear emergency exit lane.

    The city has been working with the protesters to identify a new location for the camp, so that repairs can be made to City Hall and a planned major renovation to Dilworth Plaza can begin. The mayor says the city has

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