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Retooling and Reviving New Jersey’s Manufacturing Heritage

John Reitmeyer | September 20, 2017 | More Issues

Manufacturing is a $40 billion industry sector, but a bipartisan ‘manufacturing caucus’ wants to take it higher

Murphy Calls for Free Tuition at Community College, but at What Price?

John Reitmeyer | September 19, 2017 | Politics
Guadagno dings rival for panoply of expensive proposals, saying they’ll hit the middle class, not just millionaires and hedge-fund managers
More than Skin Deep: Structural Racism and Poverty in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 20, 2017 | Social
Ingrained policies and structures keep blacks and Hispanics from succeeding economically, politically, and personally, new report argues
The NYPD Will Neither Confirm, Nor Deny, the Stories Behind This Story
Matt Katz |WNYC | September 20, 2017 | Politics
A group of activists is lobbying for details of possible NYPD surveillance of them, including at the Newark campus of Rutgers University
Frelinghuysen Says He’s Got Clout and It’s Good for New Jersey
WNYC News | September 19, 2017 | Politics
Congressman’s critics dispute his record, say his promotion of Republican agenda is damaging to Garden State
Menendez Bribery Trial Taking Toll with Voters
philly.com | September 19, 2017 | Politics
Half the participants in recent poll think New Jersey senator does not deserve a second term
Why Doesn’t Guadagno’s Message of Tax Relief Resonate with Voters?
John Reitmeyer | September 15, 2017 | Politics
She suggests voters still need time to get to know her, but some pundits argue her long association with Chris Christie is hurting her chances
Corruption Probe Catches Up to Jersey Democrat Who Backed Christie
WNYC News | September 15, 2017 | Politics
State Election Law Enforcement Commission allowed to pursue complaint that Essex County Executive, Joe DiVincenzo, used campaign funds for personal expenses
Census Data Shows Median Income Climbs in NJ, But Wage Disparity Remains High
Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2017 | More Issues
Median household income rose by almost 4 percent, poverty dipped slightly, but activists say New Jersey is still too costly for many
Job No. 1 for Next Governor? NJ’s Transportation Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | September 14, 2017 | Transportation
High-level policy recommendations, priorities, and projects all part of report prepared for Christie’s successor
Algorithm, Key to NJ Bail Reform, Has Both Supporters and Detractors
NJTV News Online | September 14, 2017 | Social
Advocates of new system say the numbers show it’s working but it’s already the subject of lawsuits
Tax Facts: Getting Beyond All the Talk About New Jersey’s Taxes
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2017 | Politics
More taxes, no new taxes, higher taxes, marijuana taxes, corporate taxes, tax relief, and even a new tax structure — it’s definitely an election year in the Garden State
Menendez Bribery Trial: Day Four Is All About the Visas
AP | September 13, 2017 | Politics
Not all plain sailing for prosecutors when they put two reputed girlfriends of senator’s co-accused on the stand
Does New Jersey Have a Shot at Being Home to Amazon’s HQ2?
John Reitmeyer | September 11, 2017 | More Issues
The e-commerce giant is looking for a home for its second corporate headquarters. Newark, Jersey City, and New Brunswick say they have what it takes
Bipartisan Delegation from NJ, NY Pitch President Trump on Gateway Tunnel Project
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2017 | Transportation
But administration offers no indication to governors, senators, and representatives if it will help pick up tab for ‘nation’s most important infrastructure project’
NJ Transit to Spend $185M on Train Storage Site that Critics Find Wanting
NJTV News Online | September 8, 2017 | Transportation
NJT boss says new facility is necessary, but detractors say it’s located in a flood plain and should not be funded ahead of other priorities
Prison Re-entry Group Outlines Blueprint to Benefit Former Inmates
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2017 | Healthcare, Social
Former Gov. McGreevey and other ex-execs offer blueprint for economic, health gains
Lesniak to Bow Out of Senate when Term Ends — but Not Out of Politics
Colleen O'Dea | September 7, 2017 | Politics
One of the senior members of NJ Senate, Lesniak forms 501(c)4 to continue to advocate for progressive causes
Menendez Corruption Trial Begins, Could Take Several Weeks
NJTV News Online | September 7, 2017 | Politics
Prosecutor says senator ‘sold his office,’ defense attorney says there was no crime, just friendship
New Jersey’s ‘Dreamers’ Speak Out on Trump’s Plan to Dump DACA
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2017 | Politics, Immigration
Undocumented immigrants who have called Garden State home their entire lives now threatened with being sent back to their ‘native’ countries
Spotlight on New Jersey’s Gubernatorial and Legislative Races
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2017 | Politics
Summer may be coming to an end, but the fall campaign season is just starting to heat up. Here’s look at key candidates and ballot questions
With Vo-Techs Turning away Students, Lawmakers Consider Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | August 16, 2017 | Education, Politics
Referendum is likely a year off, but manufacturers are already saying they have more job openings than skilled workers, adding urgency to the initiative
Voting Block: NJ Couple Continues Lifetime of Activism in Chinese Community
Rong Xioqing | Sing Tao Daily | August 16, 2017 | Politics
Margaret Lam and David Yen are partners in community, politics, and life
Comptroller to Apprise Governor, Lawmakers on Follow-Up Audits
John Reitmeyer | August 14, 2017 | Politics
New law calls for comptroller to report on how public agencies have responded to major audits and loop legislators and state’s chief exec in on the results
Planning for Trans-Hudson Tunnel Chugs Ahead with Release of Draft EIS
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2017 | Transportation
Troubling questions about financing remain to be answered, but the tunnel is anything but stalled
Will Affordable-Housing Decision Be Derailed by Judge’s Ties to Developer?
Colleen O'Dea | August 10, 2017 | Planning
Judge ruled South Brunswick must build 3,000 units of affordable housing, but township wants decision set aside due to ‘appearance of impropriety’
Union Goes to Court to Block Christie’s Changes to State Cybersecurity
John Reitmeyer | August 10, 2017 | More Issues
The CWA, the largest union of state workers, is challenging governor’s reorganization of information technology department
Does Tepid Growth in Personal Income Mean NJ's Recovery Not that Hot?
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2017 | More Issues
Personal income in Garden State has only grown 1 percent a year since late in 2007, when Great Recession started, trailing national rate of 1.7 percent for same period
Top Court Ruling, New Legislation Raise Profile of Fire Districts Across NJ
John Reitmeyer and Colleen O’Dea | August 8, 2017 | Politics
Supreme Court supplies a little heat by deciding fire districts are subject to OPRA, while law lets districts move elections into November, in hopes of boosting voter turnout
New Jersey and Data-Driven Innovation: Imperfect Together
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2017 | More Issues
Garden State just squeaks into top half of states doing good job encouraging and enabling use of new data technologies, digital infrastructure
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