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Business Task Force Hopes to Transform New Jersey into Millennial Magnet
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2018 | Budget, Social, Planning
The Garden State has the highest millennial outmigration in the country, but attention to education, tuition, and vocational training could go a long way to turning things around
NJ Joins Multistate Suit to Stop Trump Administration from Deporting ‘Dreamers’
Colleen O'Dea | January 25, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
Murphy also creates agency unofficially known as Office of Immigrant Protection and Defense
Murphy Wants ‘New Culture’ in Economic Development Agency, Names New CEO
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor disdains Christie era's ‘lavish’ tax breaks, promises to grow economy with ‘multi-faceted effort to leverage everything’ NJ has to offer
Assemblyman Seeks Fix to Expedite NJ Credit for Property-Tax Prepayments
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Without a quick legislative repair, the thousands of residents who rushed to prepay their 2018 property taxes will have to wait until next year for state tax credit
Will 'Active, Angry' Voters Make GOP Congressmen Endangered Species in NJ?
Colleen O'Dea | January 23, 2018 | Politics
Lance, Frelinghuysen could be in trouble in mid-term election as anti-Trumpism fuels renewed Democratic push in the Garden State
Murphy's Latest EO Seeks to Get NJ Transit Back on Track (and on Time)
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2018 | Transportation
Governor wants nothing less than full-scale financial and operational audit on way to organizational overhaul
Murphy Executive Orders Dig into Tax Incentives, Seek Surge in ACA Enrollment
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
The new governor is wasting no time tackling issues he raised on the campaign trail, including whether the state is realizing the biggest bang for its tax-incentive bucks
Assembly Republicans Hope to 'Rally the Reasonable' to Ensure Civil Discourse
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Minority leader wants to raise questions about Murphy's liberal agenda without resorting to bullying or berating
Newark Makes it onto List of 20 Finalists for Amazon’s Second Headquarters
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2018 | Planning
Online giant promises $5B investment and as many as 50,000 jobs. City and state have offered $7B in tax incentives to try to land the project
No Direction Home: NJ’s Dreamers Have Few Legal Options if DACA Dies
Colleen O'Dea | January 19, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
More than 22,000 Dreamers brought to this country as youths face a future with ‘no road to citizenship’
On Day One Murphy Highlights $15 Minimum Wage But No Details or Timeline
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor acknowledges his staff and those of Democratic leaders in Senate and Assembly have just begun to discuss finer points of implementing an increase in the wage
Murphy Carefully Defines ‘Personal Friends’ to Ensure Transparency
Colleen O'Dea | January 18, 2018 | Politics
It’s not just about friendship, rules clarify who can give gifts to the governor and which ones he must disclose
Murphy Echoes Kennedy, Jabs Trump in Optimistic Inaugural Address
John Reitmeyer | January 17, 2018 | Politics
New governor wants immediate action on some of his promises amid Republican grumbles that he’s ‘still posturing, still campaigning’
Murphy Socked by Lawsuit over Christie’s Decision to End Harbor Compact
Colleen O'Dea | January 17, 2018 | Transportation
New governor must deal with predecessor’s last-minute signing of law to pull New Jersey out of Waterfront Commission
Grewal Makes History as Nation’s First Sikh-American Attorney General
Carly Sitrin | January 17, 2018 | Politics
State’s new top prosecutor, ‘proud son of New Jersey,’ receives unanimous support at confirmation hearing
Black Caucus Sees Murphy as Ally but Says ‘Not So Fast’ to Legalizing Marijuana
John Reitmeyer | January 16, 2018 | Politics
African-American legislators concerned that legalization could increase drug use and promote conflicts between police officers and minorities
The Last Roundup: The Last-Minute Fate of Some Key Legislation
John Reitmeyer and Carly Sitrin | January 16, 2018 | Politics
With more than 100 bills crossing his desk in the last hours of his administration, what did Christie sign and what did he pocket veto?
NJSPCA Is History: Christie Signs Bill Shutting Down Rogue Agency
Caren Chesler | January 16, 2018 | Politics
It will take more than a year to disband New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but to animal-rights activists and some lawmakers, it’s worth the wait
Gov. Chris Christie: The Final Interview
NJTV News Online | January 16, 2018 | Politics
As the never-at-a-loss-for-words governor prepares to step down, he fields questions and puts his administration in perspective — as he sees it
Working on Plan B If Feds Leave NJ-NY in Lurch Over Trans-Hudson Funding
John Reitmeyer | January 12, 2018 | Transportation
Amid ominous signals from federal officials about funding a replacement for crumbling rail tunnel between New Jersey and Manhattan, local legislator says its time for contingency plans
High Drama and Low Comedy: The Chris Christie Years
Colleen O'Dea | January 12, 2018 | Politics
From the war on opioid addiction and implementing bail reform to Bridgegate, Beachgate, and calling a former Navy SEAL an ‘idiot,’ take a stroll down memory lane with our governor
Treasury Paid BOA $34M to Shift Lottery to State Employee Pension Fund
John Reitmeyer | January 11, 2018 | Politics
Administration claims money was well spent, says Lottery initiative has helped drive down borrowing costs by boosting investor confidence in recent bond issues
Tell Us What You Want to Know from Your New Legislators
Lee Keough | January 11, 2018 | Politics
With a new Legislature just starting its session — and a new governor about to be sworn in — this is an ideal time to question your Senators and Assembly members
Christie Gives Himself High Marks in Final State of State Address
John Reitmeyer | January 10, 2018 | Politics
Governor touts achievements in urban renewal, property taxes, education, and more in last official address to Legislature
Keeping Tabs on the New Democratic Committee Chairs
John Mooney | January 10, 2018 | Politics
Who earned a seat, who’s moving on — or up — and what does it portend for the coming legislative session?
Who’s Who, Who’s New, and Who’s Blue in 218th Legislative Session
Colleen O'Dea | January 10, 2018 | Politics
The 120 Senators and Assembly members sworn into office include a significant number of freshmen legislators and a new speaker for the lower house
Official with Strong Union Ties Gets Nod as Murphy’s Labor Commissioner
Carly Sitrin | January 10, 2018 | Politics
New governor expects Robert Asaro-Angelo, who has deep roots in Democratic Party, to be ‘champion’ for working class
NJSPCA on Its Last Legs? Bill to Disband Agency Clears Legislature
Caren Chesler | January 9, 2018 | Politics
Measure roars through Assembly 63 – 0, heads to governor’s desk for signature
Lawmakers Approve Massive Incentive Package to Try to Win Amazon HQ for Newark
John Reitmeyer | January 9, 2018 | Planning
Almost unanimous bipartisan support for multi-billion-dollar goody bag aimed at enticing Amazon to build its new corporate headquarters in Garden State
Butterflies, Booze, but not Bacteria — What NJ’s Last-Minute Laws Cover
Carly Sitrin | January 9, 2018 | More Issues
In the final hours of this legislative session, lawmakers aided monarch butterflies as well as early-morning drinkers at the airport, but they couldn’t deliver for an important bacterium
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