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NJ Transit’s Plan to Close $80M Budget Gap: Increase Fares and Cut Back Service

Meir Rinde | March 4, 2015 | Transportation

Riders will most likely beef, but higher fares should prove steadier source of income than budget diversions that have been used since 2010

NJ Public Employees Ready to Hit Gov. Christie with New Pension-Funding Suit

John Reitmeyer | March 4, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Unions want Christie back in court to explain why he plans to skimp on billions of dollars in committed payments in coming fiscal year
NJ Senate Will Fight Christie in Court to Block Lowball Settlement with Exxon Mobil
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Sweeney contends that administration’s proposed $250 million deal works out to three cents on the dollar
What’s Wrong With This Picture? Property Taxes Rise, While Rebates Dwindle
John Reitmeyer | March 4, 2015 | Budget, Politics
The Homestead program, which cuts taxes for seniors, the disabled, and low-income families, is at second-lowest funding level of past decade
Fine Print: Can Kean's Proposed Bill Bring Real Reform to Port Authority?
Meir Rinde | March 3, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Bill incorporates best of legislation vetoed by Christie and Cuomo, as well as suggestions from their Special Panel on the Port Authority
Christie Refuses to Release Credit Card Records with Breakdown of Travel Costs
Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | March 2, 2015 | Politics
Governor’s office balks at releasing almost $800,000 in AmEx bills for state police security detail, citing security concerns
Conservative Radio Host Grills Christie on Common Core Flip-Flop
John Mooney | February 27, 2015 | Education, Politics
Asked at CPAC gathering about controversial academic standards he once supported, governor says he now has ‘implementation regrets’
Can Christie, Legislature Defuse Judge's $1.6 Billion Pension Bombshell?
John Reitmeyer | February 24, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Double challenge confronts Dems, GOP: Find funds in current budget -- and even more in next year’s
Judge Rules Against Christie Administration in State-Employee Pension Case
Meir Rinde | February 24, 2015 | Budget, Politics
State on the hook for seven years of increasing payments, as spelled out in the administration’s signature pension-reform law
Watch and Listen to Christie’s Budget Address Live from Trenton
February 24, 2015 | Budget, Politics
There’s a lot more than presidential ambitions riding on governor’s proposals for dealing with Garden State’s fiscal woes
Port Authority Claims It Can Clean Its Own House, While Legislators Push Reform Bill
Meir Rinde | February 20, 2015 | Politics
Lawmakers in NJ and NY work to resurrect reform measures vetoed by both Christie and Cuomo
Special Monitor OKs Procedures Used by Two of NJ’s Top Mortgage Lenders
Joe Tyrrell | February 19, 2015 | Housing
Good news for Wells Fargo and OneWest, but more foreclosure trouble may be brewing if banks haven’t followed all rules
Explainer: Legislators in Two States Push to Reform the NY-NJ Port Authority
Meir Rinde | February 17, 2015 | Transportation, Explainer
Working on parallel paths and with identical bills, lawmakers struggle to bring transparency and accountability to the agency that gave Bridgegate to the world
Commuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit
Colleen O'Dea | February 13, 2015 | Transportation, Maps, Map of the Week
Most still drive alone to work, but younger residents are more likely to ride bikes, take trains or buses, or even walk – and 4 percent of us telecommute
Jeb Bush Releases 250,000 Emails, Distancing Himself from Chris Christie
February 12, 2015 | Politics
Despite promising transparency, NJ governor battling in court to keep state documents secret
The International Christie: Assessing the Governor’s Views on Foreign Trade
Joe Tyrrell | February 11, 2015 | Politics
The governor has made several high-profile trips to discuss overseas trade, while vetoing ‘buy American’ bills back home
Transportation Trust Fund Advocates Take Fight to State Legislature
NJTV News | February 10, 2015 | Transportation
Supporters urge Senate Transportation Committee to renew key source of money needed to repair state’s crumbling roads and bridges
Fatal Attraction: Suicide Attempts Soar on George Washington Bridge
WNYC/NJPR | February 10, 2015 | Social
New, higher safety fences are being installed – but the project is scheduled to take eight years
Fed Probe of Administration Apparently Not Targeting Gov. Christie Directly
Meir Rinde | February 9, 2015 | Politics
U.S. Attorney digs deeper into problems at Port Authority, subpoenas former chairman Samson’s travel records
Will New Jersey Drivers Pay More at the Pump to Refuel Transportation Trust Fund?
Meir Rinde | February 5, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Sweeney, Dems close to proposal to bring to governor; state transportation commissioner optimistic deal can be struck
New Foreclosure Procedures Put to Test as Number of Cases Climbs in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | February 4, 2015 | Housing
While the foreclosure crisis eases in most states, NJ hits third-highest total since it started keeping records
GOP Celebrates Itself -- and Statehouse Aspirations -- at Grand Party in Atlantic City
Meir Rinde | February 3, 2015 | Politics
Assembly Republicans gather in financially strapped resort town to talk politics, policy, and psych themselves up for 2015 elections
Administration Clears Christie’s Fellow Governor and Ally in Pay-to-Play Case
Meir Rinde | January 30, 2015 | Politics
No explanation offered why report of investigative committee was not released in late November when it was originally wrapped up
Senate President Criticizes ‘Message’ Sent by Christie on Atlantic City’s Future
NJTV | January 30, 2015 | Politics, Planning
Appointment of two ‘bankruptcy experts’ will do more harm than good, Sweeney warns
Former Treasury Secretary Shares Optimistic Outlook with NJ Investment Council
NJTV | January 30, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Group that sets policies governing New Jersey’s $8 billion portfolio hears Timothy Geithner’s cautious but upbeat assessment
The Christie Tracker: After Iowa, What's Next for NJ Governor's Quest?
WNYC | January 29, 2015 | Politics, Podcasts
After wooing GOP faithful at 'Freedom Summit," Gov. Christie launches website for new PAC, ‘Leadership Matters for America'
Counting the Cars on the New Jersey Turnpike: Surveillance Revealed
NJTV | January 29, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Justice Department has been scanning license plates, tracking driving habits since 2008
Chris Christie Makes His Pitch to Republican Faithful at Political Gathering in Iowa
January 28, 2015 | Politics
New Jersey governor stresses his straight-talking reputation during speech at Iowa Freedom Summit
Mercer County Democratic Leader Selected to Fill Vacant State Assembly Seat
WHYY/NewsWorks | January 28, 2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Muoio will serve unexpired term of Bonnie Watson Coleman, who was elected to Congress in November
Planners, Environmentalists Worry Restored, Preserved Marshlands Being Put At Risk
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Proposed legislation would combine Meadowlands Commission with Sports and Exposition Authority
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