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Phased-In Increase in NJ’s Minimum Wage May Go Before State's Voters in 2017

John Reitmeyer | February 10, 2016 | Politics

Sweeney’s proposal would add $1 a year until hourly pay reaches $15, while Assembly bill would boost wage immediately

Bridgegate Defendant Demands Release of Emails and Text Messages

WNYC | February 8, 2016 | Politics
Baroni alleges Christie’s lawyers are illegally withholding key communications, including exchange between former Port Authority executive and governor’s ex-press secretary
NJ Congressional Delegation Wants More Federal Funds for Transit-System Repairs
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2016 | Transportation
Request to Department of Transportation indicates that NJ Transit needs almost $470 million to fix damage from Hurricane Sandy
In the Shadow of Liberty: NJ Spotlight’s Year-Long Study of Immigration in NJ
NJ Spotlight Staff | February 8, 2016 | More Issues
Help us crowdfund a multimedia assessment of the state’s culturally and politically diverse immigrant communities
Bankers Not Quite Bullish, But They’re More Optimistic About NJ Economic Outlook
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2016 | More Issues
Annual survey reflects more confidence in nation’s outlook than in state’s prospects, but overall picture seen as somewhat brighter
Democratic Lawmakers, Labor Advocates Push for Higher Minimum Wage
John Reitmeyer | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Initiative to raise hourly wage of working poor to $15 could end up being decided by voters at the ballot box
Democratic Lawmakers Look to Jump-Start Affordable Housing Construction
Colleen O'Dea | February 5, 2016 | Housing
Program would create new class of tax credits to encourage developers to build in certain communities across the state
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
While lawmakers and administration bicker, mayors don't know how much to budget for road maintenance -- or where the money will come from
While Governor Touts Gun Rights, Firearms Industry Has Little Impact on NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | February 2, 2016 | Politics
As candidate Christie makes it key issue in NH, report shows home state ranks near bottom nationwide in ‘gun industry dependency’
Who’s the Governor of New Jersey When the Governor’s Out-of-Town?
John Reitmeyer | February 1, 2016 | Politics
Guadagno’s frequent pinch-hitting role turns spotlight on second-in-command job created by a voters a decade ago
Why is NJ’s Poverty Rate So High? And What Can Be Done to Lower It?
Meir Rinde | January 28, 2016 | More Issues, Politics, Social
Legislative hearings address ineffective state programs and millions of residents who can’t, or barely, make ends meet
Why Are Some Young Sex Offenders Held Indefinitely in NJ Facility?
George Steptoe and Antoine Goldet/The Marshall Project | January 28, 2016 | More Issues, Social
Jhon Sanchez served time for sex offenses committed when he was 13. But he’s still not free.
State Intervention -- Not Bankruptcy -- in Cards for Cash-Strapped Atlantic City
John Reitmeyer | January 27, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
Christie, Sweeney, and Mayor Guardian seal deal, look to extend city revenue beyond just gambling
Opponents of Development at Liberty State Park Map Out Their Strategy
NJTV News | January 27, 2016 | More Issues
Coalition promises to drag out fight in courts until Gov. Christie’s out of office
Just How Hard Did Winter Storm Jonas Hit Jersey Shore Communities?
Aaron Fischer | January 26, 2016 | More Issues
While Christie appears to downplay damage, officials in some Shore towns report evacuations and severe flooding
Christie’s Call to Cut Estate Tax Sets Grounds for Larger Tax Debate
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2016 | Politics
Those who want to see estate tax rolled back say it hurts middle class; anti-poverty advocates argue it prevents super-rich from hoarding wealth
Assembly Speaker Launches New Initiative as NJ Poverty Rate Climbs to Record High
John Reitmeyer | January 21, 2016 | Politics, Social
Prieto’s announcement applauded by advocates of poor, but some Republicans assert reducing property taxes on middle class is also important
Ten Bills that Matter: Assessing Christie’s Latest Signings and Pocket Vetoes
NJ Spotlight staff | January 20, 2016 | Politics
The governor put his name to some key legislation yesterday, but also let equally important measures languish
Christie’s Pocket Veto Increases Odds of Atlantic City Going Bankrupt
John Reitmeyer | January 20, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
Governor’s inaction blocks plan to inject millions into troubled resort’s budget; state takeover of finances seen as inevitable by many in Trenton
Christie Kills Legislation Meant to Guarantee $80M for Open-Space Funding
Tom Johnson | January 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Governor’s spokesman offers no rationale for pocket veto, but suggests too many measures were pushed through at end of prior legislative year
Tougher New Law for Cleaning Up Port Authority on Way from NJ Democrats
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Legislation for overseeing troubled agency already signed by Govs. Christie and Cuomo, but sponsors of new measure argue more is needed
Atlantic City Anxious About Gaming in Northern NJ, State Takeover of Finances
John Reitmeyer | January 15, 2016 | More Issues, Politics
Gambling resort argues that allowing gaming in north Jersey will only lead to more casino closures, layoffs and job losses in South Jersey
Advocates Urge Lifting Ban on Welfare Aid for Those Guilty of Drug Distribution
Hank Kalet | January 15, 2016 | More Issues, Social
Removing restriction on getting public assistance touted as way to help those who have served their time become productive members of society
New Jersey Could Earn Over $2 Billion From Sale of Public TV Airwaves
John Reitmeyer | January 14, 2016 | More Issues
State decides to participate in FCC auction intended to free up broadband spectrum for wireless providers
Christie’s NJ Speech Really Aimed at Voters in Iowa, NH, Critics Contend
John Reitmeyer | January 13, 2016 | Politics
Democrats complain campaign-style speech lacks details while GOP applauds call for eliminating estate tax, bolstering drug-treatment programs
Gov. Christie Dodges Toughest Issues in His State of State Address
Tom Johnson | January 13, 2016 | Politics
What the governor didn’t deal with: transportation funding, state pension system, property taxes, credit downgrades -- and that’s the short list
Christie, Democratic Leaders Join Forces to Bring Casinos to North Jersey
John Reitmeyer | January 12, 2016 | Politics
Constitutional amendment to expand gambling into northern part of state could mean thousands of jobs, millions in revenue, and a lifeline for struggling Atlantic City
Governor’s Conditional Veto Reforms Small-Business Retirement Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | January 12, 2016 | Politics
Legislature willing to accept changes, despite disappointment, anger of some advocate groups
Join Us for a Livestream of Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State Address
NJ Spotlight Staff | January 12, 2016 | Politics
Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., from the State House in Trenton, courtesy of NJTV News
Can ‘Absentee’ Governor Deliver State of State Speech Targeted at NJ?
John Reitmeyer | January 11, 2016 | Politics
Christie camp says governor has been ‘home’ enough to stave off tax-hike efforts. Foes predict address pitched at national audience
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