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No More Secret Deals Between Whistleblowers and Government

John Reitmeyer | March 29, 2017 | Politics

The Christie administration spent millions of dollars and kept key documents confidential in the Barlyn whistleblower case. Lawmakers want to end such deals

Bridgegate: Where Are They Now?

Matt Katz | March 29, 2017 | Politics
Yes, several face prison time, but others have landed comfortably in the Trump administration
NJ Spotlight, NJTV to Host Two Gubernatorial Primary Debates
NJ Spotlight Staff | March 29, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission picks partnership, also names Stockton University to host two other debates
Atlantic City Under Christie Administration: a Quick Recap
NewsWorks | March 28, 2017 | Politics
Deep cuts to the public-service sector, two shuttered casinos find buyers, and a credit upgrade — with the proviso that outlook for AC is still negative
On Her Retirement, Sen. Diane Allen Laments Anger in Politics
NJTV News Online | March 28, 2017 | Politics
Burlington County legislator says ire has become endemic in politics, society but legislators can still solve problems
$400M Supplemental Transportation Aid OK’d in Time for Pothole Season
John Reitmeyer | March 27, 2017 | Transportation
No specifics yet on what projects will be tackled; $260M to go to roads and bridges, $140M to NJ Transit. Transportation Trust Fund now sitting pretty at $2B
Menendez Focuses on Meals on Wheels, Despite Own Legal Worries
NJTV News Online | March 27, 2017 | Politics
U.S. Representative goes door to door to make sure clients eat, and to dramatize what Trump administration’s cuts would mean to New Jeresey
Pushing to Keep Trump Budget Cuts from Derailing NJ Mass-Transit Projects
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2017 | Transportation
Lawmakers, transportation advocates argue that loss of funding would be a blow not just to New Jersey but the entire Northeast corridor
Businesses Worry that Too Many Millennials Headed Out of New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | March 22, 2017 | Social
Millennials are leaving Garden State at a faster clip than any other group; that’s a concern for business groups, who want to keep them here
Trump Budget Proposal Could Shortchange NJ Job Creation Program
NJTV News Online | March 22, 2017 | Politics
Christie adds 19 community colleges to state’s Career Connections network, citing need for employees with career credentials, associate degrees
At NJ Spotlight ‘Newsmaker,’ U.S. Sen. Booker Meets with Our Members
John Mooney | March 21, 2017 | Politics
Bringing civic and political leaders together with our readers — it’s one of the benefits of membership
Trump Infrastructure Flip-Flop Could Put Gateway Tunnel Project in Peril
John Reitmeyer | March 20, 2017 | Transportation
The first element of Gateway, a mission-critical bridge, may not get the needed — and expected — federal funding, possibly derailing entire initiative
AC Cops, Firefighters Vow to Fight Court-Approved Salary, Benefits Cuts
NJTV News Online | March 20, 2017 | More Issues
Judge’s ruling that state can set aside current collective-bargaining agreement raises ire of Atlantic City mayor, firefighters, and police
Democratic Assembly Leaders Take Constitutional Tack with Two Measures
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2017 | Politics
Legislators decide Christie regulatory change to gun laws conflicts with legislative intent, decide presidential candidates on state ballot must release tax returns
Only Way Cuomo Can Get His Own IG at Port Authority Is If NJ Signs on to Plan
John Reitmeyer | March 16, 2017 | Politics
Weinberg releases legal opinion of NJ Office of Legislative Services, arguing New York doesn’t have legal right to create its own inspector general
Christie Claims Credit for 60,800 NJ Jobs Gained in 2016
John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2017 | Politics
Critics argue increase just tells part of picture, pointing out state is only 30,000 jobs ahead of where it was in 2007
Disgust at Plan to Fund Border Wall with Flood Insurance Surcharges
NJTV News Online | March 14, 2017 | More Issues
The president ‘promised Mexico would pay, not Superstorm Sandy victims,’ said U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell
How Long Can NJ Transit Keep Rolling with Flat State Aid?
John Reitmeyer | March 13, 2017 | Transportation
Agency says it has no plans to hike fares; environmentalists unhappy with governor’s plan to shunt $82 million from Clean Energy Fund to NJT
$400 Million in Supplemental Spending Could Smooth Way to Transportation Projects
John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2017 | Transportation
Bipartisan backers of proposal say it will ease burden on local taxpayers and generate jobs in construction industry
Zoning Issues or Islamophobia? Community Says 'No' to New Mosque
Matt Katz | WNYC News | March 10, 2017 | Social
After months of increasingly contentious community conversations in the lead-up to the vote, many supporters say this was a religiously motivated decision fueled by fear of Muslims
North Brunswick Residents Still Waiting for NJ Transit Train Station
NJTV News Online | March 10, 2017 | Transportation
The governor authorized construction of the station in 2013, but the project seems to have run completely off the rails
Cuomo Wants to Appoint His Own Inspector General at Port Authority
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2017 | Politics
Commissioners argue that new IG could be used to throw a scare into employees and appointees who are thinking of blocking NY governor’s plans
Mosque Rejected in New Jersey Amid Fear of 'Dangerous' Muslims
Matt Katz | WNYC News | March 8, 2017 | Social
Opponents said they had no problem with Muslims, Islam, or even a mosque — they just didn't think it should be in a quiet residential neighborhood.
We're Witnessing an Extraordinary Moment of Muslim-Jewish Solidarity
Matt Katz | WNYC News | March 7, 2017 | Social
This could well be the most public display of solidarity between people of Muslim and Jewish faiths in recent American history
Will State Stop Cutting Checks to Seniors, Give Property Tax Credit Instead?
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2017 | Housing
Lawmakers say bipartisan move to change NJ’s ‘senior-freeze’ property-tax reimbursement program would help homeowners on fixed incomes and save on administrative costs
Former Port Authority Chair Sentenced to 1-Year House Arrest for Bribery
WNYC News | March 7, 2017 | Politics
David Samson, Christie friend and mentor, draws no jail time, must perform community service, pay $100,000 fine
Unfunded Liability of Public-Employee Pension System Closes in on $50 Billion
John Reitmeyer | March 6, 2017 | Politics
Lowering rate of return on fund investments will help, but some experts argue full actuarial payments — not called for in Christie budget address — remain critical
Gubernatorial Hopefuls Test Early Campaign Messages on Business Audience
NJTV News Online | March 6, 2017 | Politics
It may be some eight months to Election Day, but it’s never too early for candidates to start staking out their territory
Lobbying Dollars Down a Tad in 2016, Biggest Spending on Funneling Gas Tax to TTF
Colleen O'Dea | March 3, 2017 | Politics
The NJEA is no longer the top spender; bumped to second place by Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative and its efforts on behalf of Transportation Trust Fund
New Farmland Assessment Reveals ‘Fake Farmers’ Still Getting Tax Breaks
Colleen O'Dea | February 28, 2017 | Planning
Faux farmers and hobby farms are still helping celebrities, politicians, and companies qualify for lowball property-tax assessments
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