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Towns Rush Housing Plans While Sides Dispute How Many Units Must Be Built

Colleen O'Dea | July 6, 2015 | Housing

Attorneys, fair-housing advocates and municipalities elbow for position as clock ticks for compliance with state Supreme Court guidelines

Not Everyone Felt Good About Christie’s Feel-Good Event at His Alma Mater

John Mooney | July 1, 2015 | Education, Politics
Teachers protested outside while school board grappled with request to use school for political event
The List: The 10 U.S. Transit Agencies That Rely Most on Fare Revenues
Meir Rinde | July 6, 2015 | Transportation, The List
NJ Transit isn’t the worst, but it has high ratio of funding derived from ticket sales rather than other sources, such as state budget or advertising sales
Down in State, National Polls and Trailing Crowded Field, Christie Still Upbeat
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2015 | Politics
Declares in announcement of presidential bid that nearly six years of dealing with tough issues in NJ have honed his leadership skills
Watch Gov. Chris Christie’s Announcement of Candidacy for GOP Nomination
NJTV News | July 1, 2015 | Politics
NJ governor returns to his old high school to kick off bid for Republican presidential nod
NJ Spotlight's Look at the Garden State's Homegrown Presidential Hopeful
June 30, 2015 | Politics
Check out “The Christie Page," the definitive source of information on the just-announced candidate for the GOP presidential nomination
Could Christie’s Record on Gay Marriage Hurt Him With Conservatives, Liberals?
Hank Kalet | June 29, 2015 | Politics, Social
Does Christie have an identity issue that could hurt him in the primaries -- too conservative for moderates, too liberal for the right?
Budget Business as Usual: Christie Line-Item Vetoes $1.6B from Dems' Plan
John Reitmeyer | June 27, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Governor volunteers one giveback, no-strings-attached offer to raise Earned Income Tax Credit to 30 percent, helping NJ’s lowest-paid workers
Christie Uses Budget Signing to Weigh in on Wide Variety of Issues
John Mooney | June 27, 2015 | Politics
From Cami Anderson’s departure to Supreme Court’s decisions, governor wants New Jersey -- and the country -- to know where he stands
Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Restore Transit Funding to Budget
Jon Hurdle | June 25, 2015 | Transportation
But some legislators argue the clock has run out and there’s not time left to add the $60 million back into spending plan
Port Authority Chairman Reports Progress Has Been Made, More Reforms Needed
NJTV News | June 23, 2015 | Politics
NJ lawmakers applaud improvements but say they – and public – remain deeply skeptical
Proposed Gun Laws Take Aim at Domestic Abuse, But From Two Different Angles
Hank Kalet | June 22, 2015 | More Issues, Social
Democrats seek to take all weapons away from abusers while GOP calls for making easier for victims to get gun permits
As Racial Makeup of State Shifts, Black Caucus Wants to Ensure All Needs Are Met
John Reitmeyer | June 19, 2015 | Politics
Legislative group -- comprising only Democratic lawmakers -- identifies tax credits for working poor, funding for education among top priorities
Traffic Jams Clog Roads Leading Into New Jersey’s Busy Shipping Ports
America Public Media/Marketplace | June 19, 2015 | Transportation
Inadequate access roads, not enough dock workers among factors blamed for long lines of trucks
Outdated Road in NJ Stands as Symbol of Nation's Infrastructure Crisis
American Public Media/Marketplace | June 18, 2015 | Transportation
$1.2 billion in emergency repairs to Pulaski Skyway typical of problems plaguing America’s highways and bridges
Behind the Izod Closure: More Questions Than Answers in the Meadowlands
Lilo H. Stainton | June 17, 2015 | More Issues, Social
The fate and future of Izod Center remains uncertain, a mystery only deepened by officials passing the buck and refusing to comment
Feds Call NJ-NY Gateway Tunnel ‘Most Important Rail Project in U.S.’
Meir Rinde | June 16, 2015 | Transportation
But near-insurmountable difficulties remain to be resolved -- such as where the requisite $15 billion will come from
Democratic Leadership Looks to Simplify, Streamline State’s Election Laws
John Reitmeyer | June 16, 2015 | Politics
On their agenda: expanded early-voting opportunities, increased use of email and web to boost voter participation
Bill Would Make It Easier to Remove All Guns from Homes in Domestic-Violence Cases
NJTV News | June 16, 2015 | More Issues, Social
Even before cases are resolved, courts could be told about – and asked to confiscate -- weapons not already seized by law enforcement
Casino Fever Still Rages Unabated as Newark Seeks Gaming Site of Its Own
Lilo H. Stainton | June 11, 2015 | More Issues, Social
Before gambling comes to ‘America’s newest destination city’ -- or anywhere else besides Atlantic City -- NJ voters will have to sign off on the idea
Explainer: How State's Homestead Rebates Work, Who's Qualified to Get Them
Colleen O'Dea | June 9, 2015 | More Issues
In its more than 35-year history, property-tax credits and rebates have gone through enough changes to make them almost unrecognizable
GOP Assembly Leader Wants to Debate Democratic Counterparts
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2015 | Politics
But one strategist for rivals dismisses challenge as a gimmick, while pollster says it could backfire on Republicans at the polls
Helping Undocumented Immigrants Get on the Road to Economic Stability
Hank Kalet | June 8, 2015 | Social
Coalition of advocacy groups asks towns, counties to endorse bill allowing those in this country illegally to apply for driver’s licenses
Casino Gambling in North Jersey by Next Summer? Place Your Bets
Lilo H. Stainton | June 4, 2015 | More Issues, Social
Gaming could bring jobs, visitors, and cash to the region, but voters first have to say ‘yes’ to gambling outside of Atlantic City
Buono Accused of Violating Campaign-Finance Rules in Race Against Christie
Meir Rinde | June 4, 2015 | Politics
Ex-state senator faces fine for using money from Senate election account to pay for polling in governor’s race
Apparently Unsinkable, Long-Discussed Meadowlands Casino Plan Rises Once Again
Lilo H. Stainton | May 28, 2015 | More Issues, Social
But gambling in north Jersey faces long odds -- and a constitutional ballot question – before it can become a reality
Black? You’ve Used Drugs? You’re More Likely to Lose Custody of Your Child
WNYC/NJPR | May 28, 2015 | Social
Statistics show numbers tilt disproportionately toward harsher treatment by state’s child-protection agency
Will Questionable Dealings with Airline Execs Clip Wings of Christie Administration?
WNYC/NJPR | May 27, 2015 | Politics
Feds look into dealings – including specially created flight route – tied to United Airlines attempt to lower fees charged at Newark Airport
Does Race Determine Whether Kids Get Taken Away from Their Families?
WNYC/NJPR | May 27, 2015 | Social
Analysis shows black children are much more likely to be place in foster homes in NJ
In 31st District, Half-Dozen Democrats Jockey to Stand Out From Crowd
Joe Tyrrell | May 26, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
With surprisingly similar views on Christie and economic development, candidates differ on education
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