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State Government Goes Dark
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Lights out in Trenton as frustrated horse-trading can’t break the deadlock over state budget, leading to first government shutdown in more than a decade
Annual Survey of Homeless Indicates 5% Decrease in Past Year
NewsWorks.org | June 29, 2017 | Social
But chronic homelessness is on the rise, along with number of kids without families living on the streets
Newark Police to Get Revised Policies on Use of Force
NJTV News Online | June 29, 2017 | Social
Among other new rules, officers will be required to report the unholstering, exhibiting, or pointing of a firearm in the presence of the public
Expanded Family Leave Bill Reaches Christie, But Its Future Is Uncertain
Colleen O'Dea | June 28, 2017 | Social
Measure doubles amount of paid leave available, bumps up weekly payments, adds job protection
Business Leaders Meh About NJ’s Prospects But Optimistic for National Economy
John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2017 | More Issues
Executives are perturbed about New Jersey’s high taxes and the state government’s approach to business
U.S. Rep. Menendez Blasts GOP Senate Healthcare Bill as ‘Downright Nasty’
NJTV News Online | June 26, 2017 | Politics
Legislation could ultimately cost New Jersey $30 billion in Medicaid funding
Budget Stalemate Threatens 2018 Transportation Projects Worth $4B
John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2017 | Transportation
As governor and Democratic leaders remain at odds over state budget, $4 billion in Transportation Trust Fund spending also hangs in the balance
NJ Representatives Lead Bipartisan Push to Preserve Income-Tax Deduction
John Reitmeyer | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In letter to Trump administration, Lance, Pascrell, and other members of Congress lobby in favor of policy that lets taxpayers deduct state and local taxes from federal returns
Supreme Court Rules OPRA Applies to Email, Other Electronic Data
Colleen O'Dea | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In strongly worded reversal of lower court decision, top court says information stored electronically by state agencies qualifies as ‘government records’
Westwood Voters Want Real Help, Not Quick Fixes
NorthJersey.com | June 21, 2017 | Politics
The party affiliation of New Jersey’s next governor does not much matter to many voters in Westwood. What matters is whether the officerholder has real solutions for the state’s problems
Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2.1M, as Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer
Matt Katz | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Tab included airfare and legal expenses after the Bridgegate trial ended
A Small Town that Wants More Attention from Trenton
Newsworks | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Mayor says his town, like other small towns in New Jersey, is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ while the focus of State House politicians is on big cities
Mission Impossible? Bramnick, Prieto Want to Make NJ Politics More Polite
John Reitmeyer | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Assembly leaders shake hands on a proposal to take some of the anger and insults out of the Garden State’s brand of hardball politics
Voting Block: New Jersey Neighbors Dare to Talk Politics
WNYC News | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Conversations across the political divide are increasingly difficult, which makes them all-the-more essential
Female Boxing Champion Empowers Young Women to Talk About Fears
NJTV News Online | June 19, 2017 | Social
Mia St. John opens up about her struggles with drugs, alcoholism, and mental illness to demonstrate that problems are not weaknesses
Majority in NJ Support State Funds for Family Planning Clinics
NJTV News Online | June 16, 2017 | Politics
Protesters rallied in Trenton yesterday to show their support for Planned Parenthood and against governor’s latest expected denial of funds to clinics
Judge Rules Against Lawmakers Trying to Stop $300M State House Repairs
John Reitmeyer | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Decision paves the way for renovation project to begin but legislators not ready to concede defeat, might appeal
Murphy, Guadagno Make Their First Post-Primary Play for a Business Audience
Colleen O'Dea | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Murphy doesn’t back down from $15 minimum wage at New Jersey Business & Industry gathering; Guadagno — who gets ‘standing O’ — wants to give folks a chance to get to know her
Menendez, Other Senators Call for Major Reforms in Flood Insurance Program
John Reitmeyer | June 14, 2017 | Housing
Sandy victims pleased as proposed changes include capping homeowners’ premiums and limiting insurance company profits
Continued Trouble Dogs Troubled Agency Charged with Protecting Animals
Caren Chesler | June 14, 2017 | Politics
Some half-dozen people linked to NJSPCA have been interviewed or will soon be by State Commission of Investigation
Christie, Degnan Kick Off Terminal A Modernization at Newark Airport
NJTV News Online | June 14, 2017 | Transportation
In remarks, governor says he ‘absolutely’ believes Trump administration will fund federal share of Gateway Tunnel project
Does Politics Have a Role to Play in Pastoral Long Valley?
Colleen O'Dea | June 13, 2017 | Politics
Our first foray into a new series called Voting Block, whose goal is to get neighbors talking about their political beliefs — and hopefully listening to one another
Activists Want 30% Affordable Housing, Local Jobs in Jersey City
NJTV News Online | June 13, 2017 | Planning
The 100-acre Bayfront site, once contaminated with chromium, is now valuable real estate in whose future locals want a say
Trump Tees Off Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. MacArthur at His Bedminster links
WNYC News | June 12, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey congressman brokered compromise that revived GOP healthcare bill
Gov. Christie Rises to the Defense of President Trump in Comey Matter
NJTV News Online | June 9, 2017 | Politics
The governor thinks that part of the problem is that folks in D.C. don’t recognize a ‘normal New York City conversation’
Murphy, Guadagno Take Gloves Off, Hit the Campaign Trail — and Each Other
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Neither candidate for governor took a post primary-election breather. Instead, they laid down markers for the coming combat
When Christie Stashed His Bridgegate Cell Phone With the FBI Nominee
Matt Katz | WNYC | June 8, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence that Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI, did anything more than zealously represent his client in this matter
On the Air: Gubernatorial Candidates Lay Out Their Wares
WNYC News | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Phil Murphy said New Jersey is “in crisis” and Kim Guadagno said the state has to become more affordable
American Dream Megamall: Investors Must Measure the Risk
WNYC News | June 6, 2017 | Planning
Preliminary bond offerings catalog an array of risks, including transportation and America’s dwindling romance with malls
Bid to Hike 2% Voter Turnout for Fire-District Elections by Moving Them to November
John Reitmeyer | June 2, 2017 | Politics
183 fire districts with 8,000 firefighters spend hundreds of millions of dollars, but hardly any New Jerseyans vote in their elections
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