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Christie’s CV of Family Leave Bill ‘Guts’ Expanded Program, Critics Claim
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2017 | Politics
Advocates look to next governor for approval; one pol dismisses governor’s veto message as ‘more snark than fact’
Westwood Voters to Gubernatorial Candidates: ‘You’re Not Listening to Me’
The Record and NorthJersey.com | July 24, 2017 | Politics
Disenfranchised and disconnected from their representatives, these NJ residents want to be heard
Revised Federal Flood Insurance Program Looks to Sandy for Lessons Learned
John Reitmeyer | July 21, 2017 | Housing
Current NFIP is underwater with debt, overhaul would address that problem, be more responsive to homeowners, and cap the cost of annual increases
Christie Extols ‘Story of New Jersey’s Economic Success’
NJTV News Online | July 21, 2017 | Politics
Crediting Republican policies, governor praises Garden State’s economic performance and blames media for not reporting it
Absentee Train Engineers Keep NJ Transit’s ‘Summer of Hell’ at Low Boil
John Reitmeyer | July 20, 2017 | Transportation
Staffing problems have forced the agency to cancel 40 trains this week, as many as 64 all told this month
Over Dinner, Paulsboro Residents Dish on NJ Politics and Politicians
WHYY | July 20, 2017 | Politics
Will these folks from Paulsboro vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election? Probably, but not because either of the two main candidates has set them on fire
NJ Could Get More Bang for Tax Incentive Bucks Backing Startups, Not Older Firms
John Reitmeyer | July 19, 2017 | More Issues
New companies generally generate more jobs and continue to grow for years, while mature companies rarely deliver that sort of performance
Campaigning for Governor Isn’t Enough, Start Planning a Transition — Now
Colleen O'Dea | July 19, 2017 | Politics
Now’s the time to start studying floor plans, picking a chief of staff, planning a post-election schedule — and learning from advice of past governors
Legislating Against Blacklisting to Help Tenants Find Better Housing
Colleen O'Dea | July 18, 2017 | Housing
Landlords deny that it’s done, but tenants who withhold rent to protest unhealthy living conditions often can’t find another place to live
Peace in Long Valley? Maybe Not When the Talk Turns to Politics
Colleen O'Dea | July 17, 2017 | Politics
When it comes to national affairs, political discussions in this small hamlet can get pretty heated — yet the locals seem to find it hard to steer clear of just those topics
Christie Backs Travel Ban, Says Airports Must Enforce Trump Order
Matt Katz | WNYC News | July 17, 2017 | Politics
Governor lambastes Democratic-controlled Legislature for bill that would allow Port Authority employees to sidestep ban
Trying to Bring NJ’s Antipoverty Program into the 21st Century
Hank Kalet | July 14, 2017 | Social
Benefits for Work First New Jersey — the state’s welfare program — have been stagnant for 30 years. Legislation has been sent to the governor to address the issue
Public Workers to Be ‘Made Whole’ for Time Lost During State Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2017 | Politics
Democratic legislative leaders have come up with a bipartisan bill that Christie's spokesman says he will sign to get back pay to state employees sidelined during budget impasse
Would Reforms to Small-Business Tax, Minimum Wage, Family-Leave Fix NJ Economy?
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2017 | Politics
Nonpartisan group proposes a range of policy changes — including driver’s licenses and college tuition assistance for undocumented immigrants — to boost the state’s economy
Sons See Roots of Newark Today in Its Troubled Past
WNYC News | July 13, 2017 | Politics
Che and Junius Onome Williams believe some of the same issues that led to the 1967 rebellion in their home city of Newark are still relevant today
Bridgegate Architect Sentenced to Probation, Fined
NJTV News Online | July 13, 2017 | Transportation
David Wildstein’s extensive cooperation with government attorneys keeps him out of jail
Frelinghuysen Credited with $900M Aid to Gateway Tunnel, Other Transport Upgrades
John Reitmeyer | July 12, 2017 | Transportation
New House spending bill ignores Trump’s budget proposals, keeps funds in place for rail project and other infrastructure upgrades
Lawmakers Want to Close the Door on Negligent Landlords
NJTV News Online | July 12, 2017 | Housing
Senators go after landlords who fail safety and sanitary standards while renting to tenants who get public assistance
NJ’s South Korean Community Disturbed by North’s Missile Launch
NJTV News Online | July 12, 2017 | Politics
At roundtable with Rep. Pascrell, some attendees wish President Trump would do more to condemn North Korea’s actions
American Dream Wakes Up: Financing in Place, Megamall Gets Busy Building
John Reitmeyer | July 11, 2017 | Planning
With almost $3 billion in place, backers and critics alike hope the long-stalled entertainment complex will start to deliver on some of the 23,000 expected construction jobs
Gov. Chris Christie Auditions for New Gig: Sports Radio Host
Mara Silvers | WNYC News | July 11, 2017 | Politics
Christie's infamous thin skin and impatience with those who disagree may not suit him to the airwaves
After Penn Station Repairs, Gateway Tunnel Is Next Worry
NJTV News Online | July 11, 2017 | Transportation
Transit expert says sword of Damocles hangs over region because construction of Gateway tunnels is so far off
First Day of Commuter Hell Wasn’t So Bad After All
NJTV News Online | July 11, 2017 | Transportation
NJ Transit riders say start of the summer-long disruption to their commute could have been worse
Sweeney, Prieto Want State Workers Paid for Forced Holiday
WBGO News | July 11, 2017 | Politics
Both are going to the Legislature this week to make sure bipartisan bill is in place if Christie demurs
Getting a Read on $125 million Library Bond Ballot Question
John Reitmeyer | July 10, 2017 | Politics
Advocates argue that Garden State libraries need to catch up on technologies like the Internet, but opponents claim the state is ‘already drowning in debt’
Money Still Makes Biggest Difference to Kids’ Wellbeing in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | July 10, 2017 | Social
But even wealthiest counties can improve in some ways while the poorest do surprisingly well in some aspects of education, health, and safety
On the Menu for this New Jersey Barbecue: Politics
Nancy Solomon | WNYC News | July 7, 2017 | Politics
In this era of heated rhetoric and divisions, can residents even find common ground?
Most Voter Data Requested by Trump Administration Already Public in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | July 7, 2017 | Politics
Despite availability of information, federal and state officials, civil rights organizations argue NJ should not comply with request
New Jersey’s Economic Outlook for 2018 Is So-So, Accountants Say
John Reitmeyer | July 7, 2017 | More Issues
CPAs are worried about election-year uncertainties, property taxes, the state’s credit rating, budget problems, and federal healthcare changes
Gov Touts Lottery as Answer to NJ’s Pension Problems, but Critics Deride Plan
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2017 | Budget, Politics
A wise policy change? That depends on how the Lottery performs over the next 30 years
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