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NJ Businesses Bullish but Say $15 Minimum Wage Would Cause Job Cuts, Price Hikes
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2017 | More Issues
One-third of businesses plan to hire more workers in 2018 and almost two-thirds expect sales to rise next year, but they’re bracing for a new push to raise wages at the lower end
Regional Plan Association Offers Recommendations Big and Smaller for NJ
John Reitmeyer | December 4, 2017 | Planning
From T-REX, a massive mass-transit agency, and a Meadowlands National Park to tighter governance and finances for NJ Transit and Port Authority
Hefty Tax Breaks for New Growth Zone Surrounding AC Airport on Cards
John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2017 | More Issues
As Atlantic City’s gaming business sags, legislators propose lucrative tax incentives to lure industries to area around nearby airport
Troubled NJSPCA Is One Step Closer to Abolition
NJTV News | December 1, 2017 | Politics
Organization supposed to enforce animal-cruelty laws, flayed in recent state report, now on the brink of termination
Top Banker Focuses on Vital Need for ‘Income Mobility’
John Reitmeyer | November 30, 2017 | More Issues
At Rutgers-New Brunswick, NY Fed president addresses key issues — including pension obligations — that await incoming governor Phil Murphy
$79 Million Gubernatorial Election Was Second Most Costly in State History
Colleen O'Dea | November 30, 2017 | Politics
Gov.-elect Murphy shelled out $36 million on his successful bid, while Lt. Gov. Guadagno spent a relatively paltry $9 million
Private Developers Pile in for Camden Reconstruction
NJTV News | November 30, 2017 | Planning
South Jersey city’s downtown and waterfront are being transformed as state’s $2B incentive program proves a big lure for builders
Murphy Goes All in on Technology as Means to Rehab NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | November 29, 2017 | Politics
As his team’s transition activities ramp up, governor-elect emphasizes importance of technology and innovation to renew Garden State
GOP Tax Overhaul to Pummel New Jersey Residents?
WNYC News | November 29, 2017 | Politics
It’s not looking good for NJ homeowners and renters if Republicans in Washington, DC manage to agree tax legislation this week
A Woman’s Place? NJ Women Still Scarce at High Levels of Government
Colleen O'Dea | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Women fared much better in freeholder elections, but female representation far lower than in population overall
Federal Tax Changes Could Hit NJ Municipalities with ‘Double Whammy’
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Possible elimination of deduction for state and local taxes has received lots of attention, but ending of tax-exempt status for certain bonds could also hurt New Jersey
Sheila Oliver Discusses How Phil Murphy Will Govern
NJTV News | November 28, 2017 | Politics
The new lieutenant governor probably knows the governor-elect better than anyone outside of his family. What does she have to say?
New Normal for NJ Republicans: Finding Ways to Be Bipartisan
John Reitmeyer | November 27, 2017 | Politics
With the Democrats controlling the Legislature and the governor’s mansion, the Garden State GOP needs to find a way to make sure its voice is heard in Trenton
Tell Us What You Want to Know About Murphy’s Transition Team
John Mooney | November 27, 2017 | Politics
We can help answer your questions, and your question can help shape our coverage
Port Authority Pushes on with Plans to Extend PATH from NYC to Newark Liberty
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2017 | Transportation
Once completed new service will give commuters and tourists one-seat ride to airport, could also help open Newark’s South Ward to economic redevelopment
Easing Prisoner Reentry by Making It Easier for Ex-Offenders to Find Jobs
Colleen O'Dea | November 22, 2017 | Social
Program would issue certificates certifying that former inmates are employable, would also help them find public-sector work or get state-issued licenses
Murphy and Democratic Leaders Agree on $15 Minimum Wage — Little Else
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2017 | Politics
Right now, there’s no timetable for boosting minimum wage and no decision as to whether some sectors, like restaurants and agriculture, will be exempt from the final $15 goal
Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2017 | Politics
Some lawmakers, advocates say the cap helps hold down property taxes, a potent argument with GOP tax reform poised to eliminate valuable deductions
Democrats, Republicans Must Protect New Jersey from GOP Tax Threat — Murphy
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney echoes Gov.-Elect, says Republican proposals to change tax code would have ‘devastating effect’ on Garden State
Menendez Emotional After Judge Declares Mistrial in Bribery, Corruption Case
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Senator thanks supporters, implies 'elements' in FBI and New Jersey prejudiced against ‘the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County’
NJEA Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Recent Election
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Education, Politics
Many members erroneously believe teachers union spent only funds from voluntary donations on recent political battles
Christie Administration’s Push for New Government Offices in Trenton Stymied
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2017 | Planning
Demolition of two state buildings and construction of two more fail to get go-ahead from State House Commission
Rezoning Near Train Stations Essential to Transit-Oriented Development
Colleen O'Dea | November 16, 2017 | Planning
Communities that block multifamily housing from being built near train stations are contributing to the host of problems New Jersey faces
Sitting Down for a Peaceful, Post-Election Conversation in Long Valley
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Members of our Long Valley Voting Block agree to disagree, exchanging rancor for rational debate
Another Round of Repairs for Penn Station NYC Will Mean More Schedule Changes
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2017 | Transportation
Officials assure commuters this will not be another ‘Summer of Hell’ starting after New Year’s
Judge in Menendez Case Not Ready to Let Jury Quit
NJTV News | November 15, 2017 | Politics
Defense renews call for mistrial, prosecution argues for allowing partial verdicts
NJ Congressional Delegation Deeply Divided on Trump Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2017 | Politics
It comes down to SALT, a threatened tax break that lets residents deduct local and state taxes, a lifeline for many New Jerseyans
Craig Coughlin: Low-Profile Legislator Taking Prieto’s Place as Assembly Speaker
Carly Sitrin | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Coughlin emphasizes coalitions and compromise, but the test will be in the day-to-day rough-and-tumble that’s state government in New Jersey
Murphy Names Transition Team, Signals His Priorities
John Mooney | November 14, 2017 | Politics
High-profile appointees include NJEA president; Gov.-elect also appoints less well-known figures
Menendez Jury Can’t Agree, Asks Judge for Guidance
NJTV News | November 14, 2017 | Politics
Defense seeks mistrial, judge says there’s ‘no way on this green Earth’ that he would make such a declaration
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