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NY Lawmaker Crosses Hudson to Urge Christie to Sign Port Authority Bill on His Desk

John Reitmeyer | April 28, 2016 | Politics

Empire State Assemblyman Jim Brennan says New Jersey bill strengthens the one passed by New York Legislature

Christie Announces More Customer Service Training for MVC Employees

NJTV Online News | April 29, 2016 | Politics
Governor helps mom get son a replacement permit, worries about rudeness at agency that conducts 24 million transactions annually
Democratic Legislative Leaders Look to Craft Veto-Proof ‘Tax-Fairness’ Plan
John Reitmeyer | April 27, 2016 | Budget, Politics
With Christie unenthusiastic about gas-tax hike and cuts to estate tax, lawmakers hope to make an end-run around the governor -- and his veto
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of NJ Cop, Citing First Amendment Rights
Colleen O'Dea | April 27, 2016 | Politics
In decade-old case, Paterson police officer was demoted for picking up a sign for opponent of incumbent mayor
Union Leaders, Democratic Lawmakers Address Verizon Strikers At State House Rally
John Reitmeyer | April 26, 2016 | Politics
Several speakers tie walkout to fight against income inequality, corporate greed
Trenton ‘Homesteading’ Program Finds No Takers for Low-Cost Houses
Joe Tyrrell | April 26, 2016 | Housing
Applicants failed to meet financial requirements or weren’t ready to rehab a derelict property -- and stay at that address for 10 years
NJ School Districts Craft Progressive Policies on Transgender Rights
Meir Rinde | April 25, 2016 | Education, Social
Advocates say schools have made a good first step, but much more needs to be done when it comes to gender-identity issues
Timpone Hearing, More Bipartisan Lovefest Than Chilly Cross-Examination
John Reitmeyer | April 22, 2016 | Politics
Seating Timpone, a Democrat, will restore the traditional balance between both parties that’s been maintained for decades
End of Life Planning: The Difficult Conversation Most New Jerseyans Never Have
Lilo H. Stainton | April 22, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A growing group of Garden State organizations are dedicated to helping residents have the death they want, away from hospitals and free from costly medical treatments
Does Counting Costly Homes as ‘Affordable’ Let Towns Lowball Housing Needs?
Colleen O'Dea | April 20, 2016 | Housing
Some municipalities are listing ‘McMansions’ on their rosters of affordable housing, even though they’re out of reach of low- and middle-income buyers
Democrats, GOP Disagree Over How Much Cash to Pump into Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2016 | Transportation
There’s no deal in the offing, but Democrats are arguing for $2B while Republicans want $1.6B -- the amount of state dollars currently committed to the fund
Sen. Beck Backs New Plan to Triple Estate-Tax Threshold to $2.5 Million
John Reitmeyer | April 19, 2016 | Budget, Politics
Raising limit would exempt about 90 percent of those now hit by tax, still preserve some revenue for various programs
Why Is It So Tough to Track Police Shootings in the Garden State?
Hank Kalet | April 18, 2016 | Social
The lack of hard data makes it difficult for law enforcement to do its job, raises mistrust and suspicion in local communities
A Familiar Story: Property Taxes Climb, Tax Relief Remains Flat
John Reitmeyer | April 18, 2016 | Politics
True transparency would let average New Jerseyans see for themselves that the popular Homestead tax-relief program is not keeping pace with increasing property taxes
Consensus and Compromise on Atlantic City Remain Elusive, Some Movement Seen
John Reitmeyer | April 15, 2016 | Politics
Democratic Leaders in Assembly and Senate willing to amend bills; Christie concession on Supreme Court nominee seen as hopeful sign
Democrats Challenge Christie to Step Up to Plate and Share His Transit Plan
John Reitmeyer | April 14, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Latest analysis reveals that if Transportation Trust Fund goes broke, projects currently underway could be jeopardized
Is Guadagno’s ‘Think Tank’ First Step on Road to Run for Governor?
Lee Keough and John Reitmeyer | April 14, 2016 | Politics
Stepien is back on political scene to serve as new group’s executive director
Pulaski Skyway Rehab Project Off Schedule -- But by How Much?
NJTV News Online | April 14, 2016 | Transportation
At second anniversary of $1 billion project, NJ DOT estimates when current stage will be completed
Jersey City Mayor Heads to Atlantic City to Talk Gaming, Casinos
NJTV News Online | April 14, 2016 | Politics
Mayor Fulop has long had an interest in bringing gambling to north Jersey and, more specifically, to Jersey City
Does New Jersey’s Largesse to Large Corporations Hurt Small Businesses?
Tara Nurin | April 13, 2016 | Politics
Alliance of small-business owners demands temporary halt to tax-incentive programs; requests more study
In-the-Black Unemployment Trust Fund Means $200 Million Cut in Payroll Taxes
John Reitmeyer | April 13, 2016 | Politics
Projections show fund on track to reach $1 billion balance, thanks to anti-fraud measures, constitutional check against diversions
Former Gov. Whitman Takes on Today’s Raucous Republicans
WNYC Public Radio | April 13, 2016 | Politics
To hear her tell it, a Trump candidacy would be a disaster that could cost the GOP seats in House and Senate.
Take the Necessary Steps to Vote in NJ’s June 7 Presidential Primary
NJTV News Online | April 13, 2016 | Politics
Today is the last day you can switch party affiliation, advises League of Women Voters
Is Racial Profiling Police Policy in Bloomfield -- and Other Communities?
Colleen O'Dea | April 12, 2016 | More Issues
Do cops routinely stop black and Latino drivers so they can boost municipal revenue with traffic fines?
Christie, Sweeney Strike Deal to Name Democrat to Open Supreme Court Seat
John Reitmeyer | April 12, 2016 | Politics
But are there other compromises coming, especially over gas-tax hike, future of Atlantic City?
Will Governor Clear the Way for Next Stage in Reforming Troubled Port Authority?
John Reitmeyer | April 11, 2016 | Politics
At issue for bill awaiting Christie’s signature: more legislative oversight over the agency, a key concern supporters argue with multibillion dollar projects in the pipeline
Assembly Speaker Unveils Plan to Save Atlantic City Without Takeover by State
John Reitmeyer | April 8, 2016 | More Issues
Finances would be monitored while troubled casino resort would have to meet benchmarks set out in 5-year plan
Christie’s Chief of Staff Quits, Testified to Committee Investigating Bridgegate
John Reitmeyer | April 7, 2016 | Politics
Regina Egea held top slot for past 15 months, will be replaced by current deputy chief of staff for policy
Former CEO of Amtrak Tapped to Take the Helm at NJ Transit in August
WNYC | April 7, 2016 | Transportation
Agency faces serious financial problems but is also working on third rail tunnel beneath Hudson River
Can Biotechnology Provide the Cure for What Ails New Jersey’s Economy?
Tara Nurin | April 6, 2016 | More Issues
Group urges state support of next phase of pharmaceutical industry’s focus and growth
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