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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
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
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
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’
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
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
With Budget Signing, State is Back in Business — Just in Time for the 4th
John Reitmeyer and Lilo H. Stainton | July 4, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Legislative triple play — budget, Horizon bill, and Lottery transfer — break the logjam that brought all but essential services to a standstill across state
Budget Deadlock Stretches into Day 3, Thousands of State Workers Idled
John Reitmeyer | July 3, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Governor has summoned lawmakers back to Trenton for morning meeting; Prieto and Horizon CEO agree to try to talk through differences
State Government Goes Dark
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Lights out in Trenton as frustrated horse-trading can’t break the deadlock over state budget, leading to first government shutdown in more than a decade
U.S. Rep. Menendez Blasts GOP Senate Healthcare Bill as ‘Downright Nasty’
NJTV News Online | June 26, 2017 | Politics
Legislation could ultimately cost New Jersey $30 billion in Medicaid funding
NJ Representatives Lead Bipartisan Push to Preserve Income-Tax Deduction
John Reitmeyer | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In letter to Trump administration, Lance, Pascrell, and other members of Congress lobby in favor of policy that lets taxpayers deduct state and local taxes from federal returns
Supreme Court Rules OPRA Applies to Email, Other Electronic Data
Colleen O'Dea | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In strongly worded reversal of lower court decision, top court says information stored electronically by state agencies qualifies as ‘government records’
Westwood Voters Want Real Help, Not Quick Fixes
NorthJersey.com | June 21, 2017 | Politics
The party affiliation of New Jersey’s next governor does not much matter to many voters in Westwood. What matters is whether the officerholder has real solutions for the state’s problems
Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2.1M, as Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer
Matt Katz | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Tab included airfare and legal expenses after the Bridgegate trial ended
A Small Town that Wants More Attention from Trenton
Newsworks | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Mayor says his town, like other small towns in New Jersey, is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ while the focus of State House politicians is on big cities
Mission Impossible? Bramnick, Prieto Want to Make NJ Politics More Polite
John Reitmeyer | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Assembly leaders shake hands on a proposal to take some of the anger and insults out of the Garden State’s brand of hardball politics
Voting Block: New Jersey Neighbors Dare to Talk Politics
WNYC News | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Conversations across the political divide are increasingly difficult, which makes them all-the-more essential
Majority in NJ Support State Funds for Family Planning Clinics
NJTV News Online | June 16, 2017 | Politics
Protesters rallied in Trenton yesterday to show their support for Planned Parenthood and against governor’s latest expected denial of funds to clinics
Judge Rules Against Lawmakers Trying to Stop $300M State House Repairs
John Reitmeyer | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Decision paves the way for renovation project to begin but legislators not ready to concede defeat, might appeal
Murphy, Guadagno Make Their First Post-Primary Play for a Business Audience
Colleen O'Dea | June 15, 2017 | Politics
Murphy doesn’t back down from $15 minimum wage at New Jersey Business & Industry gathering; Guadagno — who gets ‘standing O’ — wants to give folks a chance to get to know her
Continued Trouble Dogs Troubled Agency Charged with Protecting Animals
Caren Chesler | June 14, 2017 | Politics
Some half-dozen people linked to NJSPCA have been interviewed or will soon be by State Commission of Investigation
Does Politics Have a Role to Play in Pastoral Long Valley?
Colleen O'Dea | June 13, 2017 | Politics
Our first foray into a new series called Voting Block, whose goal is to get neighbors talking about their political beliefs — and hopefully listening to one another
Trump Tees Off Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. MacArthur at His Bedminster links
WNYC News | June 12, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey congressman brokered compromise that revived GOP healthcare bill
Gov. Christie Rises to the Defense of President Trump in Comey Matter
NJTV News Online | June 9, 2017 | Politics
The governor thinks that part of the problem is that folks in D.C. don’t recognize a ‘normal New York City conversation’
Murphy, Guadagno Take Gloves Off, Hit the Campaign Trail — and Each Other
John Reitmeyer | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Neither candidate for governor took a post primary-election breather. Instead, they laid down markers for the coming combat
When Christie Stashed His Bridgegate Cell Phone With the FBI Nominee
Matt Katz | WNYC | June 8, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence that Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI, did anything more than zealously represent his client in this matter
On the Air: Gubernatorial Candidates Lay Out Their Wares
WNYC News | June 8, 2017 | Politics
Phil Murphy said New Jersey is “in crisis” and Kim Guadagno said the state has to become more affordable
Bid to Hike 2% Voter Turnout for Fire-District Elections by Moving Them to November
John Reitmeyer | June 2, 2017 | Politics
183 fire districts with 8,000 firefighters spend hundreds of millions of dollars, but hardly any New Jerseyans vote in their elections
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