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Video: What New Jersey Mayors Really Want, What They Really Need

November 21, 2014 | Video, Politics

NJ Spotlight interviewed mayors from across the state on some of the top issues of the day

At Launch of Nonprofit, Murphy’s Speech Takes on Gubernatorial Tone

John Mooney | November 12, 2014 | Politics
New Jersey’s middle class was theme of pol-studded get-together, which also featured appearance by Jon Bon Jovi
Size Doesn’t Matter -- Study of NJ Municipal Government Costs Concludes
Mark J. Magyar | November 17, 2014 | Budget, Planning
Rutgers analysts question ‘conventional wisdom’ that consolidation of state’s 565 municipalities would produce property tax savings
Regional Plan Association Puts Tri-State Area’s Future in Its Sights
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Revitalization and technology’s effect on marketplace are high on the list of concerns to be addressed
Tribute: Clement Price Leaves His Mark on Newark and Beyond
John Mooney | November 17, 2014 | Education, Social
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Rutgers Chancellor Nancy Cantor honor the late historian of the city and its people
Deep Budget Cuts, Emergency Manager Only Way to Save Atlantic City, Report Says
Meir Rinde | November 14, 2014 | Planning
If necessary, shuttered casinos would be torn down to improve access to beach and boardwalks for tourists
Is Atlantic City In Line for a State-Appointed Emergency Manager?
Meir Rinde | November 13, 2014 | Planning
Christie says report from Gaming Commission recommends state take over troubled community, institute deep cuts in services, employee benefits
Trenton, Other Troubled NJ Cities Seek to Stem Tide of Urban Housing Decay
Joe Tyrrell | November 13, 2014 | Housing
Homesteading initiative and other efforts seek to stave off blight, crime, economic drain spawned by abandoned properties
Atlantic City Summit: Charting a Future for Struggling Community
Meir Rinde | November 12, 2014 | Planning
Efforts to rebrand city as general tourist destination seem to be working -- but casino closures still taking heavy toll on local economy
Interactive Map: Where NJ Residents Voted, Where They Stayed Home
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2014 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Historically low voter turnout leaves experts concerned about what can be done to bring the numbers up
Making Sense of the 2014 Midterm Elections -- Locally and Nationally
November 7, 2014 | Politics
Tune in this streaming video from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University
Analysis: GOP Gubernatorial Gains Bolster Christie’s Presidential Hopes
Mark J. Magyar | November 6, 2014 | Politics
RGA role in ‘blue state’ upsets, trips to Iowa and New Hampshire give Christie the boost he wanted for 2016 race
How Will the GOP Sweep Affect Clean Energy in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | November 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
A Republican-controlled Congress could mean the rollback of EPA regulations, reduced subsidies for solar and wind
NJ Elects First Black Congresswoman, Booker Returned to U.S. Senate
Colleen O'Dea | November 5, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
In low-turnout midterm election, none of state’s 12 House seats are poached by rival parties
Voters Answer Resounding ‘Yes’ to New Jersey’s Two Ballot Questions
Tom Johnson | November 5, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Constitutional amendments setting up stable source of funding for open-space preservation, changing bail-granting process are both approved
NJ Democrats Read Limited Wins as Optimistic Indicators for 2017
John Mooney and Mark J. Magyar | November 5, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Booker returned to seat in U.S. Senate, Tedesco takes County Executive slot in Bergen County
Election Overview: New Jersey Red, New Jersey Blue (and Colors in Between)
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Your guide to everything from the top of the ticket to the ballot questions and Congressional candidates across the state
New Jersey’s Most Generous Donors to Political Causes and SuperPACs
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Meet the state residents with the deepest pockets when it comes to contributing to a wealth of candidates, causes, and committees
Ballot Question No. 1 Would Fundamentally Change Who Is Eligible for Bail in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2014 | Politics, Social, Elections 2014
Proposed constitutional amendment would prevent violent criminals from posting bond, allow many who can’t afford bail to be released pending trial
Analysis: Christie-Cuomo Deal Shows Need For Real Reform at Port Authority
Mark J. Magyar | October 30, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Transparency bill is good first step, but Legislature also needs to strengthen agency against political interference by governors, advocates say
Sweeney Urges Pension Funding Overhaul to Reduce Impact On State Budget
Mark J. Magyar | October 28, 2014 | Politics
Senate president’s plan to shift from 100% funding goal to ‘manageable’ private sector standard of 85% would save billions of dollars
Christie’s Airport PATH Deal Undercuts Rail Tunnel, PA Bus Terminal Needs
Mark J. Magyar | October 24, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Transit advocates say $1.5 billion earmarked for redundant Manhattan-Newark Airport PATH service should be spent on tunnel or bus terminal
Feds, States Continue to Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission
Jon Hurdle | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
New executive director of DRBC raises concerns about protecting water quality for some 15 million people
Analysis: New Jersey Facing Hefty Price Tag For New Rail Tunnels
Mark J. Magyar | October 22, 2014 | Transportation
Agreement on cost share for use of Northeast Corridor line and rail tunnels behind schedule, but federal law will make NJ pay more
Profile: His Polls Takes the Pulse of NJ’s Politics and its People
Colleen O'Dea | October 22, 2014 | Politics, Profiles
Director of Monmouth University’s survey says much of its success stems from listening to talk on the streets – and even in Jersey diners
Polar-Opposite Candidates Vie for New Jersey's Senate Seat
Joe Tyrrell | October 22, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
On everything from public policy to personal style, Democratic incumbent Booker and GOP challenger Bell are worlds apart
Conservative Drifts Into Middle of the Road in District 7 Contest
Rob Jennings | October 22, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Republican Lance now stresses moderate views, while Democratic opponent Kovach argues his record shows he’s moved to the right
COAH’s Attempt to Adopt New Rules for Affordable Housing Goes Nowhere Fast
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Planning
Council deadlocks on vote despite state Supreme Court order that it must come to a decision today
Big-Name Politics, Accusations of Corruption Mark District 1 Contest
Tara Nurin | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Norcross continues to widen lead and fill coffers, while Cobb argues his foe is engaging in political overkill and is out of touch with real people
New Commissioner Calls For Transportation Tax, New Tunnel, Expanded Light Rail
Mark J. Magyar | October 20, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Fox: If Transportation Trust Fund is refinanced again by a ‘gimmick’ -- and not a dedicated tax -- ‘we’ve failed’
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