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New Jersey Transit Running Late on Positive Train Control
NJTV News Online | May 1, 2018 | Transportation
Missing December deadline could mean fines, having NJT trains banned from using Hudson tunnels into New York Penn Station
Newark Transformed: From Brick City to High-Tech City
John Reitmeyer | May 1, 2018 | More Issues
Gov. Murphy celebrates Newark’s rebirth at NJBIA conference, points to city as model for other communities looking to reinvent themselves
Murphy Talks Mass Transit, Infrastructure to Regional Plan Association
NJTV News Online | April 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor demonstrates commitment to projects and initiatives RPA must be heavily involved with
GOP Wants to Yank Gateway Funds Out of Trump’s Signed 2019 Budget
John Reitmeyer | April 30, 2018 | Politics
Effort turns on a rarely used political procedure known as ‘rescission’ that makes it possible to rescind funds that have been approved for a specific purpose
Program to Feed Hungry Kids, Families Should Build on Strong Foundation
Colleen O'Dea | April 30, 2018 | Social
Child and Adult Care Food Program is getting job done, according to report, but could reach more children and parents if it made needed reforms
Murphy Talks Politics, Disses His Predecessor
NJTV News Online | April 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor discusses his first 100 days and how he plans to work with Legislature to get his budget approved
Subaru of America Decides to Call Camden ‘Home’
NJTV News Online | April 30, 2018 | More Issues
Company CEO says they’ve already given over $2 million in just the past two years to charitable organization in the city
Christie May Be Out, But He Still Has a Taxpayer-Funded Staffer and Office
Matt Katz | WNYC News | April 27, 2018 | Politics
The current state budget has a $250,000 line item dedicated to — guess who? — our former governor
New Jersey’s Voting Machines: Is Safe Enough Good Enough?
Colleen O'Dea | April 27, 2018 | Politics
Although the state’s voting machines aren’t linked to the internet, experts warn that gives officials a false sense of security. What’s needed are machines that deliver a paper audit trail of every vote
Sweeney Speaks: Boosting Corporate Taxes, Blocking Millionaires Tax
John Reitmeyer | April 27, 2018 | Politics
In an interview with NJ Spotlight, state Senate president discusses plan to levy new taxes on companies netting more than $1M annually and why he still sees tax hikes as a last resort
Murphy Celebrates 100 Days in Office, Will Next 100 Be More of a Challenge?
John Reitmeyer | April 26, 2018 | Politics
Ahead for the new governor: getting his budget, the largest in state history, through the Legislature, the millionaires tax, school funding — and that’s just for starters
Dollar for Dollar — Gender Pay-Equity Law Signed by Gov. Murphy
John Reitmeyer | April 25, 2018 | Politics
Legislation also bars companies from punishing employees who discuss their pay with colleagues, allows workers to sue for triple damages if they can prove discrimination
NJ's Top Court Ends Lifetime Registration for Minors Under Megan’s Law
Colleen O'Dea | April 25, 2018 | Social
Unanimous ruling says requiring juvenile sex offenders to register and notify their communities for life is violation of due process
It Was a Traffic Jam, Not a Crime!
NJTV News Online | April 25, 2018 | Politics
Attorneys for Kelly, Baroni seek to overturn Bridgegate convictions
Fort Monmouth Poised for Second Life as Tech Hub
NJTV News Online | April 25, 2018 | Planning
Sprawling, two-square-mile property could also be redeveloped as walkable community for millennials
Making Life a Little Easier for Women — or Any Parent — Serving Time in Prison
Colleen O'Dea | April 24, 2018 | Social
High-profile arrests of prison guards charged with sexual assault in state’s only women’s prison draw attention to problems some lawmakers say have been neglected too long
Murphy Says He’ll Back NJ Transit Plans to Get More Bus Drivers on the Road
John Reitmeyer | April 24, 2018 | Transportation
Governor also indicates he’s behind the push to hire other personnel to help agency achieve on-time performance across the state
Murphy Accuses Texas Gov. Abbott of Trying to Rustle Garden State Companies
John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2018 | Politics
Abbott draws first, bragging about low taxes of the Lone Star State, but Murphy fires back with both barrels, saying schools and healthcare in Texas can’t hold a candle to New Jersey’s
NJ Supreme Court Rules No Taxpayer Money to Restore Active Churches
Colleen O'Dea | April 19, 2018 | More Issues
State’s top court decides taxpayer funds cannot be awarded to houses of worship still serving a congregation, even if goal is historic preservation of church structures
Who’s in the Money? NJ’s 2018 Congressional Primaries — And Sole Senate Race
Colleen O'Dea | April 18, 2018 | Politics
With the first quarter reports filed, this year’s contests are already shaping up to be expensive
Governor Signs Law Adding New Jersey to List of ‘Motor Voter’ States
NJTV News | April 18, 2018 | Politics
Automatic voter registration at motor vehicle agencies for Garden State, and Republicans lawmakers not too happy about that prospect
Murphy Close to Restoring Enterprise Zones in 5 Cash-Strapped Communities
John Reitmeyer | April 17, 2018 | Politics
Move would reverse former Gov. Christie’s decision to strip UEZs from Bridgeton, Camden, Newark, Plainfield, and Trenton
Can Automatic Voter Registration Fill Out NJ’s Anemic Voter Rolls?
Colleen O'Dea | April 13, 2018 | Politics
Both houses pass versions of a bill that would automatically register voters when they visit motor vehicles — or other state agencies that interact with the public
Murphy and Sweeney: NJ Politics’ Great Divide
NJTV News | April 13, 2018 | Politics
‘Festering feud’ between two most powerful pols in New Jersey gets uglier
‘Shaq Tower’ Marks a Milestone in Downtown Newark
NJTV News | April 13, 2018 | Planning
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal visits former home to watch workers finish top floor of his high-rise apartment and retail building on Rector Street
Should New Jersey Start Banking on a State Bank?
Colleen O'Dea | April 11, 2018 | Politics
Advocates say a public bank — an idea talked up by Murphy during his campaign — could create jobs, boost state earnings, and increase economic activity
Curbing the Influence of Special-Interest Groups on NJ Elections
Colleen O'Dea | April 10, 2018 | Politics
State’s independent election watchdog and Democratic and Republican lawmakers push to revise New Jersey’s campaign-finance laws
Pension System Sells off Stake in Manufacturer of Semi-Automatic Rifles
John Reitmeyer | April 5, 2018 | Politics
Legislators argue that complete ban on investments in all gun and ammunition makers must be written into law
Sorting Out the Primary Pack for NJ’s Midterm Congressional Races
NJ Spotlight | April 5, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight’s Colleen O’Dea visits WHYY and puts the contests in context
Governor Tries to Calm the Waters Between Hoboken and Ferry Company
NJTV News | April 5, 2018 | Planning
Murphy intervenes in row over future of three-acre waterfront shipyard
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