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Trump Tax Scheme Would Reduce Rates for Highest Earners, Corporations

John Reitmeyer | April 27, 2017 | Politics

President’s plan also would shut down deduction for state and local taxes, a favorite in NJ, which is burdened by highest property tariffs in nation

$300M State House Renovation Gets Go-Ahead Amid Controversy Over Price

John Reitmeyer | April 26, 2017 | Politics
Commission clears way for makeover of decrepit building but some legislators, gubernatorial candidates included, balk at the cost
Assembly Committee Hears Good News About NJ Prison System
NJTV News Online | April 27, 2017 | Social
Key numbers are down, including prison population and recidivism rate
Most Jobs in Newark Go to Nonresidents
WNYC News Online | April 26, 2017 | More Issues
The economic renewal of Newark has been a talking point, but its residents are landing few of the jobs
In Memoriam
NJ Spotlight Staff | April 26, 2017 | More Issues
Kevin Harold, publisher and co-founder of NJ Spotlight
Planning for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Back on Track, Driven by Revitalized TTF
John Reitmeyer | April 25, 2017 | Transportation
Funds available to take extension project through environmental-impact study, but money from Trump administration now appears iffy
Lawmakers Refuse to Let Urban Enterprise Zones Die in Program’s 5 Charter Cities
John Reitmeyer | April 21, 2017 | Politics
Loss of UEZs’ 50 percent sales tax break, some politicians claim, makes it almost impossible for cities to compete with neighbors that are still home to zones
NJ Spotlight to Co-Host Two Debates for New Jersey’s Gubernatorial Primary
NJ Spotlight Staff | April 21, 2017 | Politics
Four candidates will participate in Democratic debate, two in Republican face-off
Protestors Dog Christie as Booker Pleads for Federal Help on Tunnel Upgrades
John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2017 | Transportation
Senator says we’re on the brink of ‘a traffic Armageddon,’ protesters say governor’s fateful decisions fueled the crisis
New Terminal A Cleared for Takeoff at Newark International Airport
NJTV News Online | April 20, 2017 | Transportation
Port Authority will spend $2.3B to replace aging terminal with something sleeker, more streamlined
Financial Transparency Almost Unknown Among NJ Gubernatorial Hopefuls
Colleen O'Dea | April 19, 2017 | Politics
ELEC personal disclosure forms require almost no detailed financial data, and most candidates seem content to leave it at that
Despite Job Growth, NJ Still Shy of Employment Level Prior to Great Recession
John Reitmeyer | April 19, 2017 | Politics
Job gains come as state business leaders striving to make New Jersey more attractive to skilled workers and trained tradespeople
Hoboken Terminal Project Provides Respite from Amtrak-NJT Bickering
John Reitmeyer | April 18, 2017 | Transportation
Although ongoing work will not be finished for several years, significant progress is being made — including on pedestrian concourse
With Spectrum Auction a Wrap, How Should NJ Spend Its $300M Proceeds?
John Reitmeyer | April 17, 2017 | Politics
One proposal: funnel some funds into journalism and media-related endeavors to compensate for deep cuts to New Jersey’s journalism community in recent years
True or False? The More You Know, the More Likely You Are to Believe ‘Fake News’
Colleen O'Dea | April 13, 2017 | Politics
A recent poll shows that New Jerseyans with deep political knowledge are most susceptible to conspiracy theories about the opposite party
NJ Lawmakers Wrangle Over Who Decides How TTF Billions Will Be Spent
John Reitmeyer | April 13, 2017 | Transportation
Senate President rejects Republican senator’s claim that new commission could politicize how projects are selected
If Federal Funds for Gateway Go South, Backup Plan Is for Private-Public Partnership
WNYC News Online | April 12, 2017 | Transportation
It’s still not clear if President Trump will honor infrastructure grant made by Obama administration
Christie, Cuomo Want Independent Review of Penn Station Problems
John Reitmeyer | April 11, 2017 | Transportation
After latest train derailment, governors want outside ‘verification of track safety’ at the timeworn transit hub
Allegations of Islam Indoctrination in Schools Spread to New Jersey
Matt Katz | April 11, 2017 | Politics
Controversy in Chatham as two mothers claim school district proselytizing Islam while school officials point out teaching of world religions is legally mandated
Christie Says NJ Transit to Withhold Amtrak Fee for NY Penn Station Failure
NJTV News Online | April 7, 2017 | Transportation
In aftermath of latest train derailment, governor slams lack of proper maintenance at the transit hub
More People Want to Live in Urban ‘Walkable Places’ and NJ’s Got Plenty of Them
NJTV News Online | April 7, 2017 | Housing
‘Places would kill’ for one of Garden State’s key assets, its commuter rail infrastructure
State Funding of NJ Transit: Scudder Says ‘Appropriate,’ Lawmakers Say ‘Inadequate’
John Reitmeyer | April 6, 2017 | Transportation
Concerns about funding of NJ Transit were aired in both Trenton and Washington, D.C. yesterday as commuters dealt with the latest misery at New York Penn Station
NJ Activists Pay a Call on Rep. Frelinghuysen — in Nation’s Capital
WNYC News | April 6, 2017 | Politics
Travelers make trek because congressman would not hold town hall meeting in Garden State
$375M Makeover for Taj Mahal as Hard Rock Comes to AC
NJTV News Online | April 6, 2017 | Planning
Developers — ‘Jersey boys’ — promise thousands of jobs and a renaissance for the troubled resort
Could Backroom Efforts Deliver New Jersey Gender-Pay Deal?
John Reitmeyer | April 5, 2017 | Politics
Gov. Christie last year rejected legislation he said went too far. Sen. Diane Allen says bipartisan agreement is now within reach
Crowded Fields, Contested Primaries Come into Focus as Candidates File
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2017 | Politics
Murphy may be unchallengeable, but a battle could be shaping up on Republican side for gubernatorial nomination
Dems Ask Court to Block Christie’s Change to Handgun-Carry Permit Rules
John Reitmeyer | April 4, 2017 | Social
Lawmakers say rule change loosens permit process and rides roughshod over the Legislature. Governor says his administration will prevail
Prison For Bridgegate Conspirators: 2 Years for Baroni, 18 Months for Kelly
Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz WNYC News | March 31, 2017 | Politics
Although both defendants apologize for their actions, judge notes that they showed little remorse during the trial itself
Accumulated Sick-Day Payouts: ‘Local’ Problem Hits $2 Billion and Counting
Colleen O'Dea | March 31, 2017 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Pay for unused absences was capped at $15,000 in 2010, but public employees hired before that at school districts, towns, and counties across the state can still rack up six-figure payouts
Republicans Reach Across Aisle to Work on Reforming Sick-Day Payouts
Colleen O'Dea | March 31, 2017 | Politics
Bipartisan effort spurred by NJ Spotlight’s analysis of flawed system that has let public workers amass nearly $2 billion in unused sick and vacation leave
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