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Bill to End Banking of Sick Days Draws Angry Outcry from Public-Sector Unions
Colleen O'Dea | May 29, 2018 | Politics
Assembly panel moves bill, despite PBA president saying he is ‘befuddled’ by Democratic backing. Other union heads join in outraged chorus
Battle is Red-Hot Between Democrats Who Want to Take on Republican Lance
Carly Sitrin | May 29, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Democratic operatives believe 7th District seat held by GOP congressman is ripe for turning ‘red to blue’ but first they’ve to settle on their own candidate
Murphy Holds to Christie’s Controversial Funding of State House Rehab
John Reitmeyer | May 29, 2018 | Politics
As a candidate, governor said ‘citizens ought to be outraged’ by complicated and secretive planning of project. Administration now says ‘undoing the deal’ not feasible
Republican Candidates in the Seventh, a Microcosm of Today’s GOP
Carly Sitrin | May 25, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Lance, the incumbent, has the money and the experience, but is he vulnerable to a challenge from the left or the right wing of his party?
NJ Will Go to Court over SALT ‘Workaround’ After IRS Warns It Will Stymie It
John Reitmeyer | May 25, 2018 | Politics
After agency questions legality of NJ's new law, Attorney General Grewal gives notice that Murphy administration will defend it all the way
Taking a Peek at $300M State House Restoration
NJTV News | May 25, 2018 | More Issues
The renovation project was controversial. But, even at this early stage, the work is uncovering an architectural gem
New Jersey Governor Backs Out of Live Call-In Show
Rebeca Ibarra | May 25, 2018 | Politics
Murphy balks at presence of Politico reporter in line-up
Poor Security of NJ Election System and Russian Hackers Prompt Move to Revamp
Colleen O'Dea | May 24, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
No agreement on best voting machines, but consensus that they should allow for a paper trail so that results could be properly audited
Sorting Out District 2’s Crowded Field of Contenders
Hank Kalet | May 24, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Seven candidates — four Democrats and three Republicans — are vying for a chance at the House seat opened up by LoBiondo’s retirement
Putting Primary Candidates in Place: Who's Got a Shot at NJ's Senate Seat?
Colleen O'Dea | May 23, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
It’s been a low-key campaign thus far, but the contenders could catch fire — especially Menendez and Hugin — as June gets closer
Critical Data for Primary Decisions
NJ Spotlight | May 23, 2018 | Politics
From in-depth assessments of candidates and contests to at-a-glance overviews of legislative districts, NJ Spotlight delivers the facts and figures to make smart choices
Slim Prospects: The Reality for Several Challengers to Congressional Incumbents
Carly Sitrin | May 22, 2018 | Politics, Primary 2018
Dozens of candidates are running in the June primary elections. Some of the races are hotly contested, but incumbents are heavily favored in others
No ‘Summer of Hell’ Repeat for NJ Transit Riders During New Penn Station Repairs
John Reitmeyer | May 21, 2018 | Transportation
Uncertainty over funding for planned new trans-Hudson rail tunnel won’t affect Amtrak’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure
Governor Approves Pay Raises for Judges, Cabinet Members, Senior State Officials
John Reitmeyer | May 21, 2018 | More Issues
As measure passes with little attention, Murphy calls it long overdue but also says New Jerseyans on ‘substandard hourly wage’ should not be forgotten
New Jersey Hit with Major Lawsuit Arguing It Must End School Segregation
Colleen O'Dea | May 18, 2018 | Education, Social
Legal action — led by former justice of state Supreme Court — looks to strike down law requiring students attend schools in their own communities
New Regulations and Payment Protections for New Jersey’s Freelance Workers
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2018 | Politics
With as many as 600,000 NJ residents now working as freelancers, Assemblyman says legislation is needed to ‘ensure they’re treated fairly’
NJ Transit Running Late on Installing Braking Safety Systemwide
NJTV News | May 18, 2018 | Transportation
The agency is in danger of missing a federal deadline for putting in place positive train control
Segregation in New Jersey, Neither Chance nor Accident
Colleen O'Dea | May 17, 2018 | Social
Message to governor, argues author and fair-housing advocate, lead the push to truly integrate the Garden State
Scrambling to Upskill NJ with ‘Hollowed Out’ Labor Department — New Honcho
John Reitmeyer | May 16, 2018 | Politics
Murphy’s top labor official lays out plan to focus on career training and long-term unemployment, laments department was depleted by previous administrations
Some NJ Congressional Primary Candidates Argue Party-Line Politics Are Unfair
Colleen O'Dea | May 14, 2018 | Politics
Deciding who the county party committee will endorse — thus who gets the party line on the ballot — is determined by a patchwork of processes that includes secret votes and show of hands
Public Employees Guilty of Sexual Assault, Harassment Would Forfeit Pensions
John Reitmeyer | May 14, 2018 | Politics
Prompted by #MeToo movement, Assembly panel votes out bill that would punish public officials, workers involved in sexual misconduct with loss of taxpayer-funded pensions
Murphy’s First High-Profile Conditional Veto Draws Applause from All Quarters
John Reitmeyer | May 11, 2018 | Politics
Unions like the way governor collaborated on bill affecting cops and firefighters’ retirement funds
Paid Family-Leave Bill Would Mean More Time, More Money for Workers
Colleen O'Dea | May 11, 2018 | Politics
Co-sponsor Steve Sweeney calls measure ‘a lifeline for working families,’ but business owners and their advocates balk at the cost
Bipartisan Push to Reform the Port Authority
NJTV News | May 11, 2018 | Politics
With several blockbuster capital projects in the pipeline, lawmakers say increased legislative oversight of bistate agency is critical
Rough Ride for Education Official as She Pitches Community College Aid Plan
John Reitmeyer | May 10, 2018 | Politics
Members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s own party raise tough questions about his proposal for tuition-free community college in New Jersey
Despite Campaign Promises, Murphy Plans to Raid Affordable-Housing Fund
Colleen O'Dea | May 10, 2018 | Housing
The governor wants to use almost $78 million dedicated to building homes for low- and middle-income residents to plug holes in the general fund
Gov. Murphy’s ‘Scary’ and ‘Extreme’ Fiscal Policies
John Reitmeyer | May 9, 2018 | Politics
Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick suggests even Democratic lawmakers will be hard pressed to back the governor’s budget plan and call for higher taxes
New Law Would Relax State Strictures on Hair-Braiding in New Jersey
Carly Sitrin | May 9, 2018 | More Issues
The practice has its roots in West Africa. Current NJ regulations require attendance at cosmetology schools, many of which have no classes on the subject
Murphy Appoints Horizon Executive as Gun Czar
John Reitmeyer | May 8, 2018 | Politics
Governor charges new adviser with stemming flow of illegal guns and ensuring that New Jersey makes the right moves on firearms
Red, White, or RosÉ — Assembly Bills to Help Build Up NJ’s Wineries
Colleen O'Dea | May 8, 2018 | More Issues
Eight measures that could make 2018 a very good year for New Jersey wines and the people who make them
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