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Christie Nominates New President of BPU, Two Other Commissioners

Tom Johnson | September 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics

Governor looks to slot in two Democrats at state agency, announces surprise nomination to head up DOT

Christie Chooses Trenton Fixture to be State Transportation Commissioner

WNYC | September 19, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Jamie Fox previously served as transit chief under Gov. McGreevey and has held many other prominent posts
Analysis: Facing Budget Problems, Christie Plays Tax Amnesty Card
Mark J. Magyar | September 18, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Corzine’s 2009 tax amnesty generated a record $725 million windfall, but it would take a concerted campaign to match that success
New Jersey Still Stuck in Economic Morass; Poverty Rate Keeps Climbing
Colleen O'Dea | September 18, 2014 | Social, Maps
Nearly 1 million residents live in dire economic straits in one of the nation's wealthiest states
Christie Administration, Unions Battling Over Hedge Fund Fees, Contributions
Mark J. Magyar | September 17, 2014 | Politics
Union leader urges Treasury to complete pay-to-play probe, questions investment with firm whose principals donated to RNC
Coalition Pushes to Replenish State's Transportation Trust Fund
Mark J. Magyar | September 17, 2014 | Transportation
NJ Forward includes gas tax increase as one funding option, urges merger of transportation agencies and more public-private partnerships
‘One Sheriff, One Paycheck’ Campaign Targets Pension/Pay Double-Dipping
Mark J. Magyar | September 15, 2014 | Politics
Retired state police major seeks to turn Mercer sheriff race into referendum on widespread abuse of pension loophole
Mortgage Nightmare: One New Jersey Family’s Fight Against Foreclosure
Joe Tyrrell | September 15, 2014 | Social, Housing
Ezekiel Iwarimie wanted a house for his wife and kids, but what he got was a pitched battle to hold onto his home
Conditional Veto Could Gut Affordable-Housing Policies, Advocates Say
Hank Kalet | September 12, 2014 | Politics, Housing
Governor argues that it’s time for Legislature to significantly revise New Jersey’s landmark law
Christie Grappling With Bond Downgrades, Budget Shortfalls, Casino Closures
Mark J. Magyar | September 11, 2014 | Budget, Politics
NJ’s fiscal woes mount as S&P cuts credit rating, Treasury admits budget shortfall and Trump Taj Mahal becomes fifth casino to face closure
After Latest Casino Closures, Can Atlantic City Reinvent Itself?
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2014 | Politics, Planning
Christie calls ‘summit’ to help plan future for ailing gaming hub, but details are thin on the ground
Upgrade in Troubled City’s Credit Rating Gives Camden New Hope
Tara Nurin | September 4, 2014 | More Issues
While serious problems have not gone away, improved assessment by S&P sends encouraging message about future
New Law Clears Way to Force Cleanups of Derelict Properties
Joe Tyrrell | September 3, 2014 | Housing
Legislation allows municipalities to levy fines against foreclosing creditors that don't keep abandoned houses in good repair
Does Paid Sick Leave Have Healthy Chance of Approval in New Jersey?
Hank Kalet | August 15, 2014 | Social
Outcome of efforts to enact local ordinances may determine prospects for statewide law
Contract Suggests State Fudged Dates for New COAH Regulations
Colleen O'Dea | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Deal with Rutgers consultant was not signed until less than three weeks before court-ordered deadline for adopting housing rules
Housing Market’s Statewide Woes Are Reflected, Magnified in Trenton
Joe Tyrrell | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Capital city’s plight made worse by safety concerns, loss of jobs and departure of businesses, overall weakness of New Jersey's economy
It’s One Hell of a Commute for Thousands Who Ride the Bus to Work in NYC
WNYC | August 14, 2014 | Transportation
It’s dark, dank, overcrowded and unavoidable for many NJ residents. It’s the Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ten Years Later, So Much Has Changed for Gay Americans – and for Jim McGreevey
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 13, 2014 | Politics, Social
Ex-governor talks about his career, his dramatic resignation in 2004 amid a scandal linked to his sexual orientation, and what his life is like today
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
Explainer: Why NJ's Unfunded Liability for Retirees Is $90 Billion and Rising
Mark J. Magyar | August 12, 2014 | Budget, Politics, Explainer
Funding gap grows because NJ continues to underfund pensions and covers retiree healthcare costs on pay-as-you-go basis
Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?
Carl Golden | August 12, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
Surprisingly close poll shows danger of taking foe for granted – and widespread frustration with dysfunctional federal government
Report: NJ Transit Didn’t Do a Super Job in Handling Super Bowl Crowds
WNYC | August 12, 2014 | Transportation
Problems included squabbling among top NJ officials over how to manage situation and lack of adequate planning, consultant says
Analysis: Christie Needs Pension Panel for Political and Practical Reasons
Mark J. Magyar | August 11, 2014 | Politics
Governor’s choice to head commission is former Reagan Treasury official who laid out options for cutting pension benefits in 2012 policy paper
Poll Shows Booker Ahead By 10% in Bid for Full Term in U.S. Senate
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2014 | Politics
But closeness of race is puzzling, since 77% of those polled said they knew very little about GOP challenger Jeff Bell
What Became of Text Message Sent by Top Aide to Chris Christie?
WNYC | August 6, 2014 | Politics
Governor downplays relevance of communication sent around time that Bridgegate scandal erupted
{Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Analysis: Specter of Willie Horton Hangs Over Push for Speedy Vote on Bail Reform
Mark J. Magyar | August 4, 2014 | Politics
Christie aspirations, state politics drive constitutional amendment to ballot this November despite unanswered questions about costs, legality
Open-Space Funding Gets One Last Chance to Get Spot on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Assembly plans to post measure Monday that would use corporate business tax to establish stable source of funding for popular program
Christie Cites ‘Cadillac Tax’ In Push To Cut Public Employee Benefits
Mark J. Magyar | July 30, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor: Obamacare tax would cost New Jersey $261 million in 2018 and $837 million by 2022 if health insurance costs aren’t cut
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