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Lawmakers Discuss Easing Residency Requirement for NJ Transit Workers

John Reitmeyer | August 17, 2018 | Transportation

Shortage of engineers has added to agency’s troubles this summer. Governor supports hiring workers from neighboring states

Gearing Up for the Future: New Jersey Gets its First Innovation Chief

Carly Sitrin | August 16, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Veteran of Obama administration, tech and academic worlds, is given job of harnessing tech to update government in New Jersey
State GOP Leader Not Worried About Key Congressional Races
NJTV News | August 17, 2018 | Politics
While New Jersey Democrats think they can flip five critical seats in November election, GOP party chairman disputes the possibility
Incidence of Driving While Drugged Has Risen Sharply on NJ Roads
NJTV News | August 16, 2018 | Social
Report says more drivers who were killed on New Jersey’s roads in 2015 and 2016 tested positive for drugs than for alcohol
We Are Not America’s Enemy
August 16, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight stands with the hundreds of other news organizations across the country that today are contesting the accusation that they are an ‘enemy of the people’
Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Range of Public-Private Partnerships
NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Politics
Senate President Sweeney concurs that bipartisan bill could help NJ lead the nation in infrastructure investments
DOT’s Prescription for Route 495 Repair Headaches: Patience
NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Transportation
We’re facing two-and-a-half years of major disruption into and out of the Lincoln Tunnel as repair work on the Route 495 Viaduct goes into high gear this week
Making More of — and from — NJ’s Revolutionary Heritage
John Reitmeyer | August 13, 2018 | Social
State urged to do more to promote New Jersey’s central role in American Revolution as 250th anniversary approaches. Future economic benefits are emphasized
Court Rules Jersey City Can Keep Some Funds from Failed Journal Square Project
Colleen O'Dea | August 10, 2018 | Planning
Appellate court decides municipality must return $2 million to developer but can hold onto $700,000 paid into affordable-housing trust fund
Murphy to NJ Transit Commuters: There’s No Quick Fix in the Offing
NJTV News | August 10, 2018 | Transportation
Governor appreciates that most train engineers are giving their all, but cites a ‘small population’ responsible for most cancellations
NJ Transit Boosts Budget, While Commuters Line Up to Complain About Service
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2018 | Transportation
State agency votes to increase operating and capital budgets by $200 million all told, admits the addition will stem but not solve ongoing problems
State Supreme Court Sides with Legislature over Christie-Era Job Rule
Colleen O'Dea | August 9, 2018 | Politics
Court affirms right of lawmakers to override actions by state agencies, repudiates effort to weaken civil service protections
Redirect Remaining Sandy Aid to Victims Who Still Are Not Back in Homes, State Urged
Colleen O'Dea | August 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Six years after superstorm’s devastation, not all recovery money has been spent. Advocates want some to go to people who are trying to ‘cross the finish line’
NJ Transit’s Service Cuts Bring Fresh Hell as Agency Pushes to Meet PTC Deadline
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2018 | Transportation
NJ commuters to New York City went through ‘summer of hell’ last year. They face renewed misery because of latest service changes, suspensions
The Man Who Tried to Clean Up New Jersey Politics
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 8, 2018 | Politics
Former state legislator William E. Schluter, who died this week, left an indelible mark on New Jersey politics. And he had a prescription for corruption in the Garden State
Princeton Merger Pays Off in Property-Tax Slowdown, Better Services
John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2018 | Budget, Planning
Five years after borough and township consolidated, officials say homeowners and municipality have saved money, and services have improved
Former NJ Legislator Schluter, Known for His Unwavering Ethics, Dies at 90
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 7, 2018 | Politics
In a political career extending from 1968 to 2002, William E. Schluter cinched tight the laws governing campaign contributions and lobbying
Top Court Sends Montclair State Back to Drawing Board Over New Campus Exit
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2018 | Planning
Because plans would affect public safety, state Supreme Court returns case to Superior Court to make sure legitimate county concerns are taken into consideration
Bramnick: On Gerrymandering and Murphy’s Fiscal Policies
NJTV News | August 7, 2018 | Politics
Assembly minority leader thinks legislative districts should be more competitive, but doubts anyone from his party or the Democrats has political will to make it happen
State Agency to Partner with Hospitals on Housing Initiative
Colleen O'Dea | August 6, 2018 | Healthcare, Housing
As part of pilot program, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency will provide matching funds for homes to be built near healthcare facilities
Legalizing Marijuana in NJ: Where’s the Bill, Who Benefits, Who Pays?
Carly Sitrin | August 6, 2018 | Social
New Jersey is on the cusp of legalizing recreational cannabis. But with no legislation ready, questions — and fears — are being raised
Bridge and Tunnel Slow Woes: Major Route 495 Repair Will Clog the Lincoln
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2018 | Transportation
Traffic pileup: Transportation officials warn construction will lead to severe congestion, delays for ‘next two-and-a-half years’
Newark Receives Grant to Foster Minority-Owned Businesses
John Reitmeyer | August 2, 2018 | More Issues
One of five cities in country chosen for small aid program, Newark still eyes the big prize — Amazon’s HQ2
New Jersey Supreme Court Tightens Standards for Expert Testimony
Colleen O'Dea | August 2, 2018 | More Issues
According to rigorous new guidelines, expert witnesses must demonstrate their testimony adheres to scientifically accepted methodology
Candidates Clash in 11th District over ICE, Immigration, and Tax Cap
NJTV News | August 2, 2018 | Politics
Republican Jay Webber and Democratic rival Mikie Sherrill have no trouble finding issues to disagree over
Helping NJ Prisoners Get on College Track
NJTV News | August 2, 2018 | Social
Changing lives: the transformative program that helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated New Jerseyans gain college credits
Grewal Calls Judge’s Decision to Block 3D Gun Site a Victory for Public Safety
WHYY News | August 2, 2018 | Social
Attorney General indicates he will move to shut down other sites offering 3D blueprints when he finds them
NJ Suburbs Bounce Back as Older Millennials Go for House and Garden
Colleen O'Dea | August 1, 2018 | Social
Population of New Jersey’s suburban ring springs back even as three most urban counties continue to grow. Millennial generation is key
Civil Rights Coalition Calls for End to Core Element of NJ Bail Reform
Colleen O'Dea | July 31, 2018 | Social
Group fears computer risk-assessment tools can worsen racial disparities in who gets released while awaiting trial
Trump & Co. Hope to Make SALT Cap Permanent
NJTV News Online | July 31, 2018 | Politics
For GOP, capping the deduction keeps a “future Washington” from stealing funds from country’s middle class and small businesses
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