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'The Garden State' Could Officially Be New Jersey's Slogan

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    'The Garden State' Could Officially Be New Jersey's Slogan
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    The Garden State could become New Jersey's official state slogan.

    A state Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would adopt the phrase which has been on the state's license plates since the 1950s.

    Democratic Sen. Jim Whelan says a Girl Scout troop proposed the idea after discovering the state did not have a slogan written into law.

    The bill's sponsors say the phrase was first made popular during a speech by Camden attorney and farmer Abraham Browning at the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition in 1876. 'Perfect Storm' Ship Becomes Part of Artificial Reef'Perfect Storm' Ship Becomes Part of Artificial Reef

    Democratic Sen. Dick Codey, who held a contest for a slogan when he was governor, tells The Record "maybe we can find something else after all the paving that's been done."

    He proposes: "New Jersey: Where Donald Trump Sleeps."