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Cuomo’s ‘New York Attitude’ on Gateway Tunnel: Let New Jersey Pay for It

Meir Rinde | August 14, 2015 | Transportation

No longer tightlipped on the subject, NY governor remains tightfisted, even though Gateway would bring hundreds of thousands of workers into Manhattan daily

Bramnick Believes Pension Reform Can Galvanize Voters to Favor GOP in November

John Reitmeyer | August 12, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Leader of Assembly Republicans frames public-employee pensions and health benefits as war between special interests and average taxpayers
Lawmakers Fix Funding Shortage, Transfer $4.5M to Six Towns in Meadowlands
John Reitmeyer | August 14, 2015 | More Issues
Residents faced higher property tax bills after Christie line-item veto deleted payments meant to cover loss of shared hotel-tax revenue
Candidate Christie Continues His Shift to the Right, Taking Anti-Tax Pledge
John Reitmeyer | August 13, 2015 | Budget, Politics
But Gov. Christie may soon face dilemma as gas-tax hike may be only way to replenish New Jersey’s shaky Transportation Trust Fund
Strength in Numbers: Can Transportation Alliance Get Gateway Project Going?
Meir Rinde | August 13, 2015 | Transportation
U.S. Sen. Schumer calls for Gateway Development Corp.; former ARC project director envisions coalition of transit agencies
Solitary Confinement in New Jersey’s Prisons: Cruel and Usual Punishment
Hank Kalet | August 13, 2015 | Social
Isolating inmates can lead to PTSD and paranoia; new legislation could reduce the use of ‘close custody’ and put outside oversight in place
Reluctance by NJ, NY to Help Finance Hudson River Tunnel Bodes Ill for Commuters
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2015 | Transportation
Lawmakers in Trenton told passing the buck on Gateway project means rail-transit woes will only get worse
Superior Court Judge Orders Christie to Release His ‘Valuable Asset’ Media List
Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | August 11, 2015 | Politics
Governor’s office argues that turning over list to New Jersey Watchdog would give it an unfair advantage over competitors
Court Allows Christie to Hide $1 Million in AmEx Charges for Travel
Mark Lagerkvist/New Jersey Watchdog | August 10, 2015 | Politics
Superior Court judge rules that making information public about Christie’s food, lodging, and transportation could compromise his security in future
Did Question About Economy – and Christie’s Reply -- Open Up a Pandora’s Box?
John Reitmeyer | August 10, 2015 | Politics
Observers say governor’s reply on NJ's fiscal picture scored debating points, but exaggerations and distortions may provide future fodder to GOP foes
Senate Committee to Train Its Attention on Tunnels, NJ Transit, and Transportation
John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2015 | Transportation
Topping the agenda at Monday’s hearing will be the stalled Gateway tunnel project; long-term planning for NJ Transit also on the docket
Confident Christie Vows to Bring Some Jersey Attitude to the White House
NJTV News | August 6, 2015 | Politics
Governor tells GOP supporters at Asbury Park event that he expects to win nomination, become president
Christie Faces Big Hurdles Despite Participation in GOP Candidate Forums
NJTV News | August 5, 2015 | Politics
Trump steals much of straight-talking governor’s thunder while Ohio Gov. Kasich’s credentials appear to trump Christie’s record in Garden State
Toll Increases Proposed to Pay for Upgrades of Two Busy Bridges in South Jersey
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 5, 2015 | Transportation
Officials say hikes would finance more than $100 million in infrastructure work
Program That Eases Prisoner ‘Reentry’ Wins $4M Contract to Build On Success
Lilo H. Stainton | August 4, 2015 | More Issues, Social
Jersey City Employment and Training Program has turned around the futures of thousands of former inmates -- one life at a time
State Offers Help for Homeowners with Hard-to-Handle Mortgage Debts
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2015 | Housing
Up to $50,000 in aid may be available to those hit with big interest-rate increases, depressed property values, or economic hardship such as job loss
Report: Foreclosures, Empty Homes Still Dragging Down Newark’s Economy
Joe Tyrrell | August 3, 2015 | More Issues, Housing
Baraka’s response – a plan for eminent-domain acquisition of inflated mortgages in two ‘model neighborhoods’ – may be needed citywide
Gateway Tunnel -- Like NJ Commuters -- Is Going Nowhere Fast
Meir Rinde | July 31, 2015 | Transportation
Christie and Cuomo agree Amtrak’s proposed trans-Hudson tunnel is important, but come up short when it comes to a plan
Christie Vetoed Funds for Towns Hurt By Shortfall in Meadowlands Payments
Lilo H. Stainton | July 28, 2015 | More Issues
Line-item veto represents another bump in road for complex law that combines former NJ Meadowlands Commission with NJ Sports and Exposition Authority
Telling It Like It Is: Christie Didn’t Close $11B Budget Gap When He Took Office
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2015 | Politics
Governor likes to regale voters with stories of how he plugged a huge hole in the state’s structural deficit, but NJ Spotlight analysis reveals he’s only trimmed $500 million
Irked by Christie’s Campaign Spending, Lawmakers Move to Limit Use of State Funds
John Reitmeyer | July 24, 2015 | Politics
Committee votes out bill preventing sitting governors from putting anything but official duties on state’s tab
Business Groups, Worker Advocates At Odds Over Local ‘Wage-Theft’ Laws
Hank Kalet | July 24, 2015 | More Issues
Ordinances in five towns threaten loss of licenses; businesses say rules could backfire, resulting in loss of jobs and hurting economy
Former Prosecutor, Christie Whistleblower Wins Access to Grand Jury Records
Meir Rinde | July 24, 2015 | Politics
Judge orders confidential transcripts to go to Bennett Barlyn, but state could drag out release for month using legal means
NJ’s Corporate Leaders Worry About State's Transportation Network
John Reitmeyer | July 22, 2015 | Transportation
Annual survey of business professionals shows they have a lot more on their minds than taxes -- starting with roads, bridges, and mass transit
Christie Leads Poll of Iowa GOP Voters . . . in ‘Unfavorable’ Ratings
John Reitmeyer | July 21, 2015 | Politics
More than half of those surveyed in most recent Monmouth University poll just don’t like the current governor of New Jersey
Explainer: Coming to Terms With the Intricacies of Fair Housing -- After COAH
Meir Rinde | July 21, 2015 | Housing, Explainer
From builder's remedy and growth share to rehabilitation and vacant land
Firm’s Founder Unveils $50M Fund Aimed at Luring Tech Companies to Newark
July 21, 2015 | More Issues
Audible.com’s Katz hopes venture capital initiative will attract at least 50 start-ups to city’s downtown
New Jersey Transit’s Newest Commuter Coaches Will Be Cleaner and Greener
Tom Johnson | July 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Transportation
Country’s third-largest mass-transit provider signs deal for 772 buses that run on clean-diesel technology
No One Protects Gov. Christie from Himself, Despite Costly Security
Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog | July 16, 2015 | Politics
The governor is very hush-hush about the details and costs of his State Police protective unit -- unless you happen to be a Cub Scout
Christie, Conservatives at Odds with NJ Firms Over Fate of Export-Import Bank
John Reitmeyer | July 16, 2015 | Politics
Loans called crucial to nearly $1.5B in foreign trade done by Garden State companies, but GOP-controlled Congress blocks reauthorization
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