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Trump Budget Proposal Could Shortchange NJ Job Creation Program

NJTV News Online | March 22, 2017 | Politics

Christie adds 19 community colleges to state’s Career Connections network, citing need for employees with career credentials, associate degrees

At NJ Spotlight ‘Newsmaker,’ U.S. Sen. Booker Meets with Our Members

John Mooney | March 21, 2017 | Politics
Bringing civic and political leaders together with our readers — it’s one of the benefits of membership
Democratic Assembly Leaders Take Constitutional Tack with Two Measures
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2017 | Politics
Legislators decide Christie regulatory change to gun laws conflicts with legislative intent, decide presidential candidates on state ballot must release tax returns
Only Way Cuomo Can Get His Own IG at Port Authority Is If NJ Signs on to Plan
John Reitmeyer | March 16, 2017 | Politics
Weinberg releases legal opinion of NJ Office of Legislative Services, arguing New York doesn’t have legal right to create its own inspector general
Christie Claims Credit for 60,800 NJ Jobs Gained in 2016
John Reitmeyer | March 15, 2017 | Politics
Critics argue increase just tells part of picture, pointing out state is only 30,000 jobs ahead of where it was in 2007
Cuomo Wants to Appoint His Own Inspector General at Port Authority
John Reitmeyer | March 8, 2017 | Politics
Commissioners argue that new IG could be used to throw a scare into employees and appointees who are thinking of blocking NY governor’s plans
Former Port Authority Chair Sentenced to 1-Year House Arrest for Bribery
WNYC News | March 7, 2017 | Politics
David Samson, Christie friend and mentor, draws no jail time, must perform community service, pay $100,000 fine
Unfunded Liability of Public-Employee Pension System Closes in on $50 Billion
John Reitmeyer | March 6, 2017 | Politics
Lowering rate of return on fund investments will help, but some experts argue full actuarial payments — not called for in Christie budget address — remain critical
Gubernatorial Hopefuls Test Early Campaign Messages on Business Audience
NJTV News Online | March 6, 2017 | Politics
It may be some eight months to Election Day, but it’s never too early for candidates to start staking out their territory
Lobbying Dollars Down a Tad in 2016, Biggest Spending on Funneling Gas Tax to TTF
Colleen O'Dea | March 3, 2017 | Politics
The NJEA is no longer the top spender; bumped to second place by Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative and its efforts on behalf of Transportation Trust Fund
Guadagno on Choosing NJ Attorney General: Let the People Decide
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2017 | Politics
The governor of the Garden State gets to name the AG, but an early plank in the Guadagno platform calls for electing this official — and severing the political bond
At ‘Alternative’ Town Halls, Residents Send Message to Often-Absent Pols
Chase Brush | February 24, 2017 | Politics
New Jerseyans are coming together in grass-roots groups to demand that members of Congress follow the people’s interests not the party line
Murphy Lays Out Big Ambitions for Urban Renewal in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 23, 2017 | Politics
The man who wants to be next governor proposes a sweeping agenda of tax breaks, help for small businesses, job training, criminal justice reform, and more
Big, Bold Reminder to Appeal Your Property Assessment by April 1
John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2017 | Politics
It’s too late for this year, but from next year onward property assessment notices must alert homeowners to deadline for filing an appeal
NJ Pols, Businesspeople and Lobbyists Get Pally Riding the Rails to DC
NJTV News online | February 17, 2017 | Politics
Annual train journey lets movers and shakers talk shop — and schmooze
EDA Tax Incentives at a Price: Pay Equity for Men and Women
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2017 | Politics
Businesses that want help from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority must be able to demonstrate their employees earn equal pay for equal work
Beck Says Senate Dems Blocking Efforts to Bring Corruption Bill to Floor
John Reitmeyer | February 15, 2017 | Politics
Senator’s pension-forfeiture bill would make it easier to strip benefits from corrupt officials
Promised Quorum Could Bring Election Commission Out of Cold Storage
Colleen O'Dea | February 15, 2017 | Politics
Watchdog agency plays critical role in rapidly approaching gubernatorial debates, other tasks related to 2017 election
Sarlo, Oroho Honored for Efforts to Break Through TTF Gridlock
John Reitmeyer | February 10, 2017 | Politics
Two NJ lawmakers singled out by conservative Tax Foundation for making tax reform ‘simpler, more neutral, more transparent … more pro-growth’
One-Stop Online Source for All Data to Make Government in NJ More Transparent
Colleen O'Dea | February 7, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey Open Data Initiative should make it easier for public to find all manner of state information
Republican Pols Try to Change Subject — Away from Trump, Back to New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2017 | Politics
GOP leaders call for special session of Legislature to discuss NJ’s pressing issues; Democrats dispute charge they are not working on state’s critical concerns
NJ Women Still Scarce in Local Politics, Despite Gains on State Level
Tara Nurin | February 2, 2017 | Politics
Women in both parties have to work harder, smarter than men — especially when running for mayor, freeholder, council member
Upping Atlantic City Hotel Tax Could Preserve Jobs for Cops, Firefighters
John Reitmeyer | February 2, 2017 | Politics
Beleaguered resort’s $100 million budget shortfall could mean deep cuts to public-safety services and serious damage to the city’s reputation as tourist destination
Travel Ban Puts Some American Families On Hold
Matt Katz | WNYC News | February 1, 2017 | Politics
President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from certain Muslim countries isn't just affecting refugees, asylum seekers, and green-card holders
Transparency Bills Take Aim at Lobbying, Presidential Tax Returns
Colleen O'Dea | January 30, 2017 | Politics
Lobbying legislation has already passed Senate unanimously; measure dealing with candidates faces rougher road, including possible legal challenge
Amending the Federal Constitution from the Trenton State House
John Reitmeyer | January 27, 2017 | Politics
A grassroots movement hopes to use Article 5 to convene a convention called by state legislatures across the country
Governor Takes Another Stab at Ending Publication of Legal Notices in Newspapers
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2017 | Politics
Proposal is widely viewed as punishment for newspapers that have aggressively covered the Bridgegate scandal and other Christie controversies
Effort to Strengthen Equal Pay Protections in NJ Fails
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2017 | Politics
One Republican senator said equal-pay bill demonstrated how white men were being ‘denigrated over and over again’
State Audit Faults EDA for Not Making Sure Companies Qualify for Awards
Colleen O'Dea | January 24, 2017 | Politics
Although ‘adequate controls’ are in place, according to audit, Economic Development Authority needs to do better job determining, following up on tax breaks, credits
WNYC to D.C. — Donald Trump 'Understands Me'
Matt Katz and Arun Venegopal | WNYC News | January 20, 2017 | Politics
On the third day of this journey, we find a Trump supporter who chafes at the stigma that comes along with her choice of candidate
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