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Can Tax Breaks for Top Performers Pump Economic Life Into Atlantic City?

John Reitmeyer | October 6, 2015 | More Issues, Politics

‘A-list’ entertainers who do four shows in resort’s tourism district would get 100 percent income-tax break; they’d keep everything they make

Chris Christie Keeps Shooting from the Hip But Just Shoots Himself in the Foot

By Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | October 5, 2015 | Politics
The governor has a tendency to say what he thinks, but it’s not clear if he thinks about what he’s said
New Jersey Avoids Economic Turbulence As Hurricane Swerves Out to Sea
John Reitmeyer | October 5, 2015 | More Issues
Previous weather disasters have left both short-term and long-term fiscal damage in their wake
Three Years After Sandy, How Prepared Is New Jersey for Hurricane Joaquin?
Scott Gurian | October 2, 2015 | More Issues
Regardless of the weather forecast, it’s best to heed the lessons of the superstorm: Take the necessary precautions and be prepared
Would Lowering Tax on Boat Sales in NJ Turn Tide for Struggling Industry?
John Reitmeyer | October 2, 2015 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
Critics say it would mostly benefit the affluent while advocates say it would boost marinas, repair shops and other maritime-related businesses
The Magic of Power: Gov. Chris Christie’s Transparency Disappears
Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | October 1, 2015 | Politics
The case of the incredible shrinking media directory continues to wend its way through the courts
NJ Transit Fare Hikes In Effect Today, More Increases Could Be Coming Down Pike
John Reitmeyer | October 1, 2015 | Transportation
Given state’s seemingly intractable transportation-funding problems, no easy answers for agency or commuters that rely on its trains and buses
Fine Print: Senate Passes Measure to Tighten Limits on Development Subsidies
John Reitmeyer | September 30, 2015 | Politics
New legislation would prevent companies that have accepted tax incentives from making campaign contributions in New Jersey
War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports
Colleen O'Dea | September 29, 2015 | Housing
Consultants argue that calls for hundreds of thousands of affordable units around state are skewed by invalid assumptions, impossible to achieve
Talks Accelerate Over Hiking Gasoline Tax in Tradeoff for Cutting Other Taxes
John Reitmeyer | September 29, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Deal would eliminate or reduce estate, inheritance levies in exchange for raising revenue to fund transportation projects
Lawmakers Aim to Help County Governments Raise More Money, Spend Less
John Reitmeyer | September 28, 2015 | Politics
Package of bills would open up new revenue streams, ease regulations on the spending side of the ledger
Port Authority Reform: Dems Say, ‘Take It Slow,’ GOP Argues ‘Pick up the Pace’
John Reitmeyer | September 25, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Legislators must decide whether to craft a comprehensive bill or push ahead with something that will be agreeable to Christie and Cuomo
NJ’s Minimum-Wage Workers Won’t Be Getting Automatic Increase This Year
John Reitmeyer | September 23, 2015 | More Issues
As inflation rate stays put, freeze takes effect – pleasing business owners, vexing advocates who say $8.38 per hour is woefully inadequate
Christie Names Chief of State’s Watchdog Agency to Fill Comptroller Post
John Reitmeyer | September 23, 2015 | Politics
Governor’s choice to fill vacancy is son of recently appointed Port Authority chairman
Greater Transparency Urged for Political Donations by Private Pension Managers
John Reitmeyer | September 22, 2015 | Politics
Fund managers who handle billions in state’s assets currently required only to ‘self-report’ contributions
Stockton Sells Showboat to Developer, Reports Former President Misled Trustees
Tara Nurin | September 21, 2015 | More Issues
University will lose money on transaction but will free itself from Atlantic City entanglement
Talk at Summit Hints at Compromise on Gas-Tax Hike If Tradeoffs Can Be Found
John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2015 | Politics
But bipartisan differences still must be resolved, and any bill raising surcharge on gasoline must be signed by Christie, who has taken anti-tax pledge
Summit Hears Call for Action on Transportation Woes, Gasoline-Tax Increase
Meir Rinde | September 18, 2015 | More Issues, Transportation
Other panels at state Chamber of Commerce gathering explore workforce development, regulation, corporate and individual taxes
Christie Plays Blue-Collar Card; Trump Wants Higher Taxes on Wall St. Execs
John Reitmeyer | September 18, 2015 | Politics
‘Carried interest’ lets hedge-fund managers pay lower taxes on their salaries --Trump and Bush want to close loophole; Christie’s policy on issue unclear
Foreclosures Continue to Ensnare NJ Families -- Along with at Least One Law Firm
Joe Tyrrell | September 17, 2015 | Housing
Misunderstandings -- and deathbed visit from a mortgage agent -- imperil woman’s house; meanwhile, bank’s multimillion-dollar law firm goes bust
Christie-Cuomo Endorsement Could Put Gateway Rail Tunnel Back on Track
Meir Rinde | September 16, 2015 | Transportation
Governors agree to split half of project’s $20 billion price tag, looking to feds to pick up rest of tab
Rutgers’ Plant Breeders: Fighting Hunger and Disease, Bringing Back Jersey Tomato
Tara Nurin | September 16, 2015 | More Issues
As part of its 250th anniversary celebration, state’s largest public college will honor its world-renowned program and a cornucopia of vegetables, nuts, and berries
Lawmakers Scrutinize Port Authority Projects, Especially PATH Extension
John Reitmeyer | September 11, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Following hearing, several senators say PATH link to Newark Liberty International should be put on ice until United Airlines probe wraps up
Pending Bills Would Give Big Boost to Garden State's Small Breweries, Distilleries
Tara Nurin | September 11, 2015 | More Issues
Easing of restrictions would help fuel continued growth of industry pouring more than $750 million annually into state’s economy
Is Private Funding of Transportation Projects the Way to Get Moving?
Meir Rinde | September 11, 2015 | Transportation
Panelists tout benefits of partnerships in which businesses share tolls, user fees or other revenues in exchange for financing
Christie On Defensive Amid Reports of Favor Paid to Port Authority Chairman
John Reitmeyer | September 10, 2015 | Politics
David Samson, governor's friend and mentor, allegedly had special airline route created by United Airlines CEO, who has resigned
NTSB Rules Pilot Error Caused Crash That Killed Newspaper Owner
WHYY/NewsWorks | September 10, 2015 | More Issues
Plane crashed into ravine and burst into flames because locking mechanism was still engaged
United Airline CEO Steps Down as Port Authority Probe Continues
WNYC | September 9, 2015 | Politics
Did airline set up special flight for former PA chair David Samson, longtime Christie confidante, in return for reduced fees at airport?
Judge Orders Christie to Release 'Valuable Asset' -- List of Media Contacts
Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | September 9, 2015 | Politics
Superior Court rules that governor must turn over heretofore secret information to New Jersey Watchdog
Complex Issues, Lingering Obstacles Complicate Outlook for NJ-Cuba Ties
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2015 | Politics
State’s large Cuban-American population provides advantage in forging economic links but old animosity toward Castro regime lingers
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