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Does Paid Sick Leave Have Healthy Chance of Approval in New Jersey?

Hank Kalet | August 15, 2014 | Social

Outcome of efforts to enact local ordinances may determine prospects for statewide law

Contract Suggests State Fudged Dates for New COAH Regulations

Colleen O'Dea | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Deal with Rutgers consultant was not signed until less than three weeks before court-ordered deadline for adopting housing rules
Housing Market’s Statewide Woes Are Reflected, Magnified in Trenton
Joe Tyrrell | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Capital city’s plight made worse by safety concerns, loss of jobs and departure of businesses, overall weakness of New Jersey's economy
It’s One Hell of a Commute for Thousands Who Ride the Bus to Work in NYC
WNYC | August 14, 2014 | Transportation
It’s dark, dank, overcrowded and unavoidable for many NJ residents. It’s the Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ten Years Later, So Much Has Changed for Gay Americans – and for Jim McGreevey
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 13, 2014 | Politics, Social
Ex-governor talks about his career, his dramatic resignation in 2004 amid a scandal linked to his sexual orientation, and what his life is like today
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
Explainer: Why NJ's Unfunded Liability for Retirees Is $90 Billion and Rising
Mark J. Magyar | August 12, 2014 | Budget, Politics, Explainer
Funding gap grows because NJ continues to underfund pensions and covers retiree healthcare costs on pay-as-you-go basis
Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?
Carl Golden | August 12, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
Surprisingly close poll shows danger of taking foe for granted – and widespread frustration with dysfunctional federal government
Report: NJ Transit Didn’t Do a Super Job in Handling Super Bowl Crowds
WNYC | August 12, 2014 | Transportation
Problems included squabbling among top NJ officials over how to manage situation and lack of adequate planning, consultant says
Analysis: Christie Needs Pension Panel for Political and Practical Reasons
Mark J. Magyar | August 11, 2014 | Politics
Governor’s choice to head commission is former Reagan Treasury official who laid out options for cutting pension benefits in 2012 policy paper
Poll Shows Booker Ahead By 10% in Bid for Full Term in U.S. Senate
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2014 | Politics
But closeness of race is puzzling, since 77% of those polled said they knew very little about GOP challenger Jeff Bell
What Became of Text Message Sent by Top Aide to Chris Christie?
WNYC | August 6, 2014 | Politics
Governor downplays relevance of communication sent around time that Bridgegate scandal erupted
{Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Analysis: Specter of Willie Horton Hangs Over Push for Speedy Vote on Bail Reform
Mark J. Magyar | August 4, 2014 | Politics
Christie aspirations, state politics drive constitutional amendment to ballot this November despite unanswered questions about costs, legality
Open-Space Funding Gets One Last Chance to Get Spot on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Assembly plans to post measure Monday that would use corporate business tax to establish stable source of funding for popular program
Christie Cites ‘Cadillac Tax’ In Push To Cut Public Employee Benefits
Mark J. Magyar | July 30, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor: Obamacare tax would cost New Jersey $261 million in 2018 and $837 million by 2022 if health insurance costs aren’t cut
Analysis: New Jersey's Economic Woes Go Far Beyond Casino Closings
Mark J. Magyar | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Rutgers economist says state is not positioned well to compete in new digital economy, and time is running out for full recovery of jobs lost
Time Runs Out for Christie Plan for Lengthier School Days, Longer School Years
John Mooney | July 25, 2014 | Budget, Education, Politics
Administration's $5 million innovation fund one of the casualties of budget process
Port Authority Looks to Clean Up Problem in Midtown Manhattan
WNYC | July 24, 2014 | Transportation
Agency allocates $90 million in capital expenses for quick fixes at 42nd Street hub
Christie Says NJ Must Cut Retiree Benefits Or Face Bankruptcy
Mark J. Magyar | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Governor kicks off ‘No Pain, No Gain’ summer tour to sell pension reform in front of protesting police and firefighters
Feds Blow Whistle on Abuse of Authority by Newark Police Department
WNYC | July 23, 2014 | Social
Justice Department finds ‘pattern of unconstitutional policing’ and will appoint monitor
Can Atlantic City Beat the Odds and Reinvent Itself for the Future?
WHYY/NewsWorks | July 23, 2014 | More Issues
Pivotal year for legendary resort may end with only eight out of 12 casinos still in business
Sweeney Calls Sandy-Monitoring Reports ‘Almost A Whitewash’
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Sandy
Senate president, housing advocates demand release of full documentation so public can judge Sandy relief efforts
Newark’s New Mayor May Now Have to Try to Turn His Foes Into Friends
WNYC/NJ Public Radio | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Will Ras Baraka have to make nice to Christie and Booker to get his city much-needed funding?
Military Advocates Join to Fight Possible Closure of Two NJ Installations
Tara Nurin | July 21, 2014 | Politics
In latest round of proposed defense cuts, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Picatinny Arsenal Could face downsizing or closure
Analysis: Fishman Demurral, Bridgegate Break Gives Christie An Opening
Mark J. Magyar | July 18, 2014 | Politics
While Egea testimony raises further questions, barnstorming Christie now gets window to reframe presidential candidacy
Taking a Bigger Bite Out of Wage Theft in the Garden State
Hank Kalet | July 17, 2014 | Social
Local ordinances let two NJ towns refuse to renew licenses of businesses found guilty of wage theft, while stronger state law is in the works
Advocacy Group Pursues COAH and the Case of the Missing Documents
Colleen O'Dea | July 16, 2014 | Politics, Housing
State, Rutgers both claim they can't find the files used as the basis for latest rules regarding affordable-housing obligations
GOP Assembly Leader Calls for Reforms to Create Competitive Districts
Mark J. Magyar | July 15, 2014 | Politics
Constitutional amendment proposed by Bramnick mirrors goals of California, Arizona, and Iowa initiatives
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