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How Will Cash-Strapped NJ Pay Its Share of Gateway Rail-Tunnel Project?

John Reitmeyer | November 30, 2015 | Transportation

Sobering report on state’s finances by credit-rating agency nevertheless suggests possible financing scenario down the road

NJ Gains 16,100 Jobs in October, but Unemployment Still Outpaces U.S. Average

John Reitmeyer | November 24, 2015 | More Issues
Strong job growth for past three months, with nearly 40,000 going back to work, more than offsets losses over summer
Lottery’s Been No Jackpot for New Jersey Since Private Contractor Took Over
John Reitmeyer | November 25, 2015 | More Issues, Politics
Senate panel wonders why sales are up but revenues are down; lottery officials and private vendor blame decline in popularity of big-bucks multistate games
Work Without Wages: Helping Immigrants Fight Unscrupulous Bosses
Hank Kalet | November 25, 2015 | Social
New Labor advocates for workers and lobbies local governments to pass ordinances preventing wage theft. It’s taking its fight to the state government as well
Video: Ex-Governor, Senator Discuss Worsening Plight of New Jersey’s ‘Working Poor’
John Mooney | November 24, 2015 | More Issues
United Way leads forum, seeks to help those who just don’t earn enough to support themselves in increasingly expensive state
Former Gov. Kean Disturbed by Politicians' Rhetoric About Syrian Refugees
John Mooney | November 23, 2015 | Politics
American Muslims are ‘our best friends’ says Kean, who once served as co-chair of national commission on September 11th attacks
Property Owners in Three Towns May Soon Be Facing State-Ordered Revaluations
John Reitmeyer | November 23, 2015 | More Issues
Jersey City, Elizabeth and Dunellen assessments haven’t been updated in decades; values assigned for tax purposes are tiny percentage of true value
State Lawmakers Tout Public-Private Partnerships as Way to Revive Cities
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2015 | More Issues
Redevelopment initiatives in downtown New Brunswick and at College of NJ touted as model for Atlantic City
Syrian Refugee in NJ Pleads with Government to Help Family Move to U.S.
NJTV | November 19, 2015 | More Issues
Young woman worries about father, mother and brother living in area under fire from government troops and ISIS
How to Succeed in Business? Don’t Come to New Jersey, Group’s Annual Survey Says
John Reitmeyer | November 18, 2015 | More Issues
Garden State once again ranks last among U.S. states, according to conservative think tank, due to heavy tax burden
After Bond-Sale Earnings Are Spent, Transportation Trust Fund Will Be Broke
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Finding fixes took back seat to elections, voters oppose hiking gas tax, aging infrastructure is in sad shape, yet no clear solution has emerged
Feds Agree to Pony Up $10B for Trans-Hudson Tunnel -- Can NJ Cover Its Share?
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2015 | Transportation
$20B Gateway Project calls for beleaguered Port Authority to play key role in shepherding massive, decade-long undertaking to completion
NJ Corruption Case Undermines Christie Claims as Hard-Nosed Prosecutor
By Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | November 13, 2015 | Politics
Is the administration trying to bury a double-dipping pension scheme involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno when she was Monmouth County sheriff?
Governor’s Veto Keeps ‘Real’ Property Tax Totals Out of the Public Eye
John Reitmeyer | November 12, 2015 | Politics
Christie overrides measure that would have restored impact of drastic reduction in Homestead tax-relief program
Back in Trenton on Visit, Gov. Christie Vetoes Bill to Reform Voting Laws
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2015 | Politics
Governor dismisses Democrats’ legislation as attempt to further increase their political advantage in state
New Jersey Squeaks by with Grade of ‘D’ on 2015 Good Government Report Card
Colleen O'Dea | November 10, 2015 | Politics
State earns lowest grade in nation for election oversight, fails outright for executive and judicial accountability, public access to information
Investing in Mass Transit Called Path to Prosperity in the Garden State
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2015 | Transportation
Forum participants cite economic benefits, cleaner environment, less congestion, higher property values
After Long Delay, Christie Conditionally Vetoes Bill to Help Bail Out Atlantic City
Tara Nurin | November 10, 2015 | More Issues
Indecision angers parties on all sides, despite governor’s allegation that city and county politics are at root of holdup
Fine Print: State Wants to Help Private-Sector Workers Save for Retirement
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2015 | More Issues
The state-managed individual retirement account would be fully funded by employees via payroll deductions
Bipartisan Gas-Tax Hike Could Help Tank Up Transportation Funding
John Reitmeyer | November 6, 2015 | Transportation
Democrats and Republicans appear to be open to serious discussions during lame-duck session
Where Democrats Garnered Greater Share of Votes Than in Earlier Elections
Colleen O'Dea | November 6, 2015 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Based on unofficial but nearly final results, the Democrats look to have captured more than half the votes, making New Jersey even more ‘blue’
Making a Federal Case of It: NJ Couple Fight Foreclosure in Federal Court
Joe Tyrrell | November 6, 2015 | Housing
State courts seem to turn deaf ear to defendants in foreclosure, so one couple files federal suit against their current mortgage holder
In Wake of Dems' Assembly Wins, Questions About Next Two Years for Gov. Christie
John Reitmeyer | November 5, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
It’s more than a matter of arithmetic; pundits and political operatives say Republican defeat is a repudiation of governor and some of his policies
Concerns About Voter Manipulation Surface at Morris County Polling Place
John Reitmeyer | November 5, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
‘Misinformed’ poll worker mistakenly set up separate voting machines for Democrats and Republicans; problem rectified within hour
Dems Pick Up Four Assembly Seats, Including One Down-to-the-Wire Win
Colleen O'Dea, John Reitmeyer, John Mooney | November 4, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Democrats inch closer to veto-proof majority, call victories mandate on Christie and his policies
The Results Are in for New Jersey's 2015 Assembly Races
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Who surged ahead? Who fell behind? Who finished out of the running? Find out with just a glance, thanks to our interactive map
Why Voices of Newark Teens Need to Be Heard Comes Through Loud and Clear
John Mooney | November 4, 2015 | Education, More Issues
Young participants in NJ Spotlight On Cities forum offer valuable glimpse inside the city’s schools
Obama Lauds Newark’s Prisoner-Reentry Programs, Announces New Efforts
Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2015 | Politics, Social
President praises ‘extraordinary work’ being done by city’s prisoner-rehabilitation and reintegration programs
Three Closely-Contested Assembly Races Top Ballot in Statewide Election Today
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Voters in New Jersey will fill 80 seats in lower house and elect county freeholders, municipal officials and school-board members
Former Wall Street Exec and Ex-Ambassador Stakes Out Gubernatorial Terrain
John Reitmeyer | November 2, 2015 | Politics
Phil Murphy promotes agenda he portrays as geared toward interests of New Jersey’s middle class
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