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No Let-Up on Marijuana for Governor Who Projects Millions in Revenues, Taxes
Carly Sitrin | March 14, 2018 | More Issues
Murphy wants full legalization in New Jersey by January 2019 as lawmakers are still deep in the weeds over what that could entail
Putting an End to Sick-Pay Accrual by Longtime Public Workers
Colleen O'Dea | March 14, 2018 | More Issues
In effort to prevent county, municipal, and school workers from banking sick pay and cashing in at retirement, two Democratic senators propose an across-the-board cap of $15,000
NJ Police Chiefs Oppose Legal Marijuana — No Good Test for It, Danger to Drivers
Carly Sitrin | March 13, 2018 | More Issues
Marijuana use by drivers a major cause for concern along with lack of easy, reliable test to measure impairment
Can New Jersey Make Net Neutrality the Law for the Garden State?
Colleen O'Dea | March 13, 2018 | Politics
In their quest to maintain net neutrality, are some New Jersey lawmakers possibly stepping into unconstitutional territory?
NJ Court Determines How Many Affordable-Housing Units Needed by 2025
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2018 | Housing
Ruling sets statewide housing quota for new affordable units at close to 155,000, according to Mercer County Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson
Want to Know Why Millennials Are Ditching New Jersey? Ask Them
John Reitmeyer | March 12, 2018 | More Issues
'Millennial town hall' gives generation 'M' a chance to sound off on what they like about New Jersey (proximity to NYC, recreation) and what they don't (costly housing, few mass-transit options)
Over the Top: Special-Interest Lobbyists Spend $90.8M in 2017
Colleen O’Dea and Tom Johnson | March 9, 2018 | More Issues
Heading up the parade: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Public Service Enterprise Group each forked over more than $2M apiece
Kean Jr. Pushes for NJ Tax Write-Off for Charitable Contributions
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2018 | Politics
Nonprofits, concerned that recent GOP changes to federal tax code could hit charitable giving in New Jersey, support Republican lawmaker’s initiative
Putting the Brakes on Dirt Bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles
Carly Sitrin | March 8, 2018 | Politics
A new law would help keep ATVs off city streets and let cops impound those used to commit crimes ranging from gun running to dealing drugs
Governor Urged to Enact Big Agenda on Justice, Civil Rights — and to Fight Trump
Colleen O'Dea | March 7, 2018 | Politics
Task force recommends closing youth prisons in NJ, protecting immigrants, toughening gun laws, fighting ‘harmful’ federal policies
Opening Another Front in NJ's War Against Hunger and Homelessness
Colleen O'Dea | March 6, 2018 | Social
A trio of bills intended to reverse the inaction of the Christie years extends benefits to state's most vulnerable citizens when they're in crisis
Profiling Local Property Taxes and Property-Tax Relief Across Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | March 2, 2018 | Housing
Increased transparency at the Department of Community Affairs makes it possible to track property taxes for New Jersey municipalities - and see where and by how much the state tried to offset them
Potential Puerto Rican Foreclosures Remain Concern for Pension System
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Murphy creates special commission to address issues. Sen. Ruiz wants to prevent pension system from investing in any company that could profit from foreclosures on the island
Governor Sets Up Special Team of Number Crunchers to Help Steer NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | February 28, 2018 | Politics
Saying he doesn’t have ‘all the answers,’ Murphy orders up data-driven council to work on job creation and retention among other key issues in Garden State
Should Felons Be Stripped of Their Right to Vote?
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2018 | Social
Lawmakers and activists are working to repeal a 174-year-old law that prevents those convicted of serious crimes from voting — even if they're on probation or parole
Flu Epidemic Gives Urgency to Statewide Sick-Leave Law
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2018 | Politics
State and local officials push for paid sick time as a public-health issue in New Jersey, business leaders want a say because of ‘economic impacts’
Can Advocates Sell a $15/Hour Minimum Wage to New Jersey?
Hank Kalet | February 26, 2018 | More Issues
Backers say the benefits of higher minimum wage would benefit both workers and small businesses
Murphy Joins Fellow Democratic Governors to Help Stem Gun Violence
Carly Sitrin | February 23, 2018 | Politics
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island agree to share intelligence, databases concerning gun issues
NJ to Review School Safety as Parents Demand More after Florida Slaughter
Carly Sitrin | February 21, 2018 | More Issues
Governor announces state and law enforcement will examine whether enough is being done in schools to protect children from possibility of gun violence
Gov. Murphy Names Three Women to Cabinet, Attaining First Female Majority
Colleen O'Dea | February 21, 2018 | Politics
Governor says his three nominations help fulfill campaign promise of building the most diverse administration in state history
NJ Officials Scramble to Save Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel After Trump Snub on Funding
John Reitmeyer | February 20, 2018 | Transportation
Big blow to prospect of federal cash for Gateway infrastructure project leads some lawmakers to consider fighting for it in Congress, others to work on Plan B
As Redlining Persists, Camden Area Among Hot Spots in U.S. for Mortgage Denials
Colleen O'Dea | February 16, 2018 | Housing
Investigation finds people continue to be denied loans based on factors such as race, despite legislation supposed to ban the practice
More Train Cars Now, First Step to Ease Overcrowding on NJ Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2018 | Transportation
Governor announces immediate move to relieve some of the ‘greatest headaches for commuters,’ underlines pledge to make agency one of his administration's priorities
Cautious NJ Lawmakers Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana in Small Amounts
Carly Sitrin | February 16, 2018 | Social
State senators stop well short of governor’s preference to legalize the drug in New Jersey, voice concerns about social-justice implications
‘Don’t Raise Our Costs. Please’ — NJ Manufacturers Make Case to Lawmakers
John Reitmeyer | February 15, 2018 | More Issues
Manufacturing has been growing recently in the state, but industry leaders say they’re struggling with high taxes, high costs, a shortage of skilled workers, and they fear a wage hike
Would a Tech Upgrade Make New Jersey Government More User-Friendly?
Colleen O'Dea | February 15, 2018 | Politics
Advisers tell governor that state’s technology needs major overhaul and Christie’s IT initiative should be urgently reviewed
After One Year, NJ Evaluates Judicial Reform Program
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2018 | Social
Report indicates pretrial population dipped by 20 percent, but advocates call for more data on race of defendants detained, released, and released with conditions
Residents Question Murphy on Live TV: Main Issues Are Taxes, Immigration
John Reitmeyer | February 14, 2018 | Politics
New governor takes questions from New Jerseyans who are preoccupied with high taxes and his immigration policies
Former Pharmaceutical CEO Sets Sights on Senate Seat Held by Menendez
NJTV News | February 14, 2018 | Politics
Bob Hugin reportedly tells GOP leaders he’s willing to spend $20 million of his own money on campaign against weakened Democrat
Lawmakers Want $166M for Rail, Roads, Bridges on Top of $2B Already Budgeted
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2018 | Transportation
Gas-tax increase in 2016 was supposed to solve underfunding of infrastructure projects in New Jersey but legislators want supplemental funding — again
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