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Port Authority Pushes on with Plans to Extend PATH from NYC to Newark Liberty

John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2017 | Transportation

Once completed new service will give commuters and tourists one-seat ride to airport, could also help open Newark’s South Ward to economic redevelopment

Murphy and Democratic Leaders Agree on $15 Minimum Wage — Little Else

John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2017 | Politics
Right now, there’s no timetable for boosting minimum wage and no decision as to whether some sectors, like restaurants and agriculture, will be exempt from the final $15 goal
Easing Prisoner Reentry by Making It Easier for Ex-Offenders to Find Jobs
Colleen O'Dea | November 22, 2017 | Social
Program would issue certificates certifying that former inmates are employable, would also help them find public-sector work or get state-issued licenses
Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2017 | Politics
Some lawmakers, advocates say the cap helps hold down property taxes, a potent argument with GOP tax reform poised to eliminate valuable deductions
Democrats, Republicans Must Protect New Jersey from GOP Tax Threat — Murphy
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney echoes Gov.-Elect, says Republican proposals to change tax code would have ‘devastating effect’ on Garden State
Menendez Emotional After Judge Declares Mistrial in Bribery, Corruption Case
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Senator thanks supporters, implies 'elements' in FBI and New Jersey prejudiced against ‘the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County’
NJEA Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Recent Election
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Education, Politics
Many members erroneously believe teachers union spent only funds from voluntary donations on recent political battles
Christie Administration’s Push for New Government Offices in Trenton Stymied
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2017 | Planning
Demolition of two state buildings and construction of two more fail to get go-ahead from State House Commission
Rezoning Near Train Stations Essential to Transit-Oriented Development
Colleen O'Dea | November 16, 2017 | Planning
Communities that block multifamily housing from being built near train stations are contributing to the host of problems New Jersey faces
Sitting Down for a Peaceful, Post-Election Conversation in Long Valley
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Members of our Long Valley Voting Block agree to disagree, exchanging rancor for rational debate
Another Round of Repairs for Penn Station NYC Will Mean More Schedule Changes
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2017 | Transportation
Officials assure commuters this will not be another ‘Summer of Hell’ starting after New Year’s
Judge in Menendez Case Not Ready to Let Jury Quit
NJTV News | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Defense renews call for mistrial, prosecution argues for allowing partial verdicts
NJ Congressional Delegation Deeply Divided on Trump Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2017 | Politics
It comes down to SALT, a threatened tax break that lets residents deduct local and state taxes, a lifeline for many New Jerseyans
Craig Coughlin: Low-Profile Legislator Taking Prieto’s Place as Assembly Speaker
Carly Sitrin | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Coughlin emphasizes coalitions and compromise, but the test will be in the day-to-day rough-and-tumble that’s state government in New Jersey
Murphy Names Transition Team, Signals His Priorities
John Mooney | November 14, 2017 | Politics
High-profile appointees include NJEA president; Gov.-elect also appoints less well-known figures
Menendez Jury Can’t Agree, Asks Judge for Guidance
NJTV News | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Defense seeks mistrial, judge says there’s ‘no way on this green Earth’ that he would make such a declaration
Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2017 | Politics
It was an idea regularly trotted out during the campaign, now Murphy and Co. are starting to assess how to make that proposal a reality
Expecting Murphy to Move Fast on Range of Economic Policies
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2017 | Politics
Christie vetoed Democratic bills on $15 minimum wage, millionaires tax but Gov.-elect shares legislators’ top priorities
Fed-Up LoBiondo to Quit Congress, Fired-Up Dems Resolve to Flip Seat
Chase Brush | November 9, 2017 | Politics
As centrist South Jersey Republican laments disappearance of ‘middle ground’ in national politics, Democrats see chance to replace him
Pols Push for Voting Machines that Offer Paper Trail for Every Ballot Cast
John Reitmeyer | November 7, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence any of the state’s electronic voting machines have been hacked, but upgrade program would add new layer of security
Pushing Ahead with Reforms to New Jersey’s Criminal Justice System
John Reitmeyer | November 6, 2017 | Social
Final report in ‘Crossroads NJ’ series argues state must address disparities in number of whites and blacks serving time in prison, among other issues
For Phil Murphy, Getting out the Vote Could Be Key to Governor’s Race
WNYC News | November 6, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
If voter turnout is especially low, results could skew red in a blue state
In the 3rd, Costly Grudge Match Pits Sweeney Against Grenier and NJEA
Chase Brush | November 3, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
The teachers union has spent $4.5 million backing a self-described ‘Trump Republican’ looking to wrest the seat from Democrat who has angered the NJEA
Governor’s Race 2017: Candidates Sharply Divided on Crime, Social Justice
Mark J. Bonamo | November 3, 2017 | Social, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Perhaps no other issues throw the candidates in such bold relief as policing, guns and gun violence, undocumented immigrants, and legalizing marijuana
Important Ballot Questions on Library Funding, Pollution Settlements
John Reitmeyer | November 2, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
New borrowing for libraries and a constitutional amendment to ensure pollution settlements are not diverted into general budget
Beyond the Truck Attacker, the Long Reach of ISIS in the New York Area
Matt Katz | November 2, 2017 | More Issues
Twenty-five people living in New York and New Jersey have been charged with ISIS-related crimes during the past four years
One Legal Challenge Filed Against $300M State House Renovation Remains
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2017 | Politics
Assemblyman Wisniewski asks state’s Superior Court to overturn lower-court ruling that gave the go-ahead to the controversial undertaking
Menendez Trial: Lawyers Spar over How Judge Will Instruct Jury
NJTV News | November 1, 2017 | Politics
Defense and prosecution attorneys spend day haggling over what directive judge should give jury
Governor’s Race 2017: Candidates Pledge to Fix NJ's Transportation Woes
John Reitmeyer | October 31, 2017 | Transportation, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Leading candidates agree Garden State’s transportation issues are critical, but they diverge significantly on how to repair them
Defense Rests in Menendez Case, Motion for Mistrial Fails
NJTV News | October 31, 2017 | Politics
Closing arguments likely to begin on Wednesday, jury could start deliberations later this week
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