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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
Workaround Could Help NJ Residents Offset Loss of SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | January 8, 2018 | Politics
Clever stratagem would make fully tax-deductible charitable contributions pay for services now funded by state and local taxes
New Jersey’s Former Governors Remember the Late Brendan Byrne
NJ Spotlight | January 8, 2018 | Politics
Thomas Kean, James Florio, James McGreevey — along with Byrne’s biographer, Don Linky — recall the governor and the man they knew
Brendan T. Byrne: A Life You’d Buy If You Could
Jim McQueeny | January 5, 2018 | Politics
A personal reminiscence of ‘The Man Who Couldn’t Be Bought’
Desperate NJSPCA Urges Supporters to Call Lawmakers Using Fake Names
Caren Chesler | January 4, 2018 | Politics
Legislation that would eliminate charter of NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals slated to come up for vote in lame-duck session
2% Cap on Annual Raises for Police, Firefighters Dies as Democrats Take No Action
John Reitmeyer | January 3, 2018 | Politics
Lawmakers allow key Christie initiative to control property taxes to founder, special task force ends in disarray
Gutierrez-Scaccetti Is Murphy’s Pick to Head NJDOT Amid Transportation ‘Crisis’
John Reitmeyer | December 21, 2017 | Politics
Former executive director of NJ Turnpike authority returns home from similar post in Florida to become fifth woman governor-elect has named to his cabinet
Murphy Taps Assemblywoman to Steer Banking Department
John Reitmeyer | December 20, 2017 | Politics
Marlene Caride gets job of overseeing banking, insurance, real estate in New Jersey — and the governor-elect’s proposed new state-run public bank
Murphy Nominates Democrats’ ‘Rising Star’ as NJ Secretary of State
Colleen O'Dea | December 19, 2017 | Politics
Tahesha Way charged with protecting rights of voters against pressures from ‘President Trump’s voter suppression panel’
Leveraging Fiscal Power of State Pension System Against Superfund Cheats
John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2017 | Politics
Bipartisan law would prevent public-employee pension system from investing in companies — or countries — that shirk their responsibility to remediate polluted sites
What Does a Transition Team Do — Especially One with 500-plus Members?
Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics
Team members say getting work done isn’t really a problem, and that individual voices can be heard
Answering Your Questions About the Murphy Transition
Lee Keough | December 15, 2017 | Politics
We invited readers to let us know what questions they have about the ongoing transition. Here’s where we answer them
Trenton Hustles to Allow Politicians to Rejoin State Pension System
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2017 | Politics
With minimal discussion, legislative leaders fast-track effort to allow unknown number of their compadres back into public-employee pension program
Assemblywoman Muoio Is Murphy’s Pick for ‘Tough’ Job as State Treasurer
John Reitmeyer | December 14, 2017 | Politics
Mercer County Democrat, a member of Assembly Budget Committee, knows all about Garden State’s serious fiscal challenges
Governor-Elect Makes Historic Choice for State Attorney General
Carly Sitrin | December 13, 2017 | Politics
Gurbir S. Grewal, if confirmed by Senate, will be first South-Asian AG in New Jersey and first Sikh to hold position in any state
MacArthur Swims Against Tide, Says GOP Tax Plan Good for New Jersey
NJTV News | December 13, 2017 | Politics
Congressman hits out at ‘bloviating’ critics of Republican proposal, says he has worked to improve it
Imposing Stronger Penalties on Employers for Wage Theft — It’s Christie’s Call
John Reitmeyer | December 12, 2017 | Politics
Lawmakers want to increase the sanctions for not paying workers their due, business community believes measure is ‘well-intentioned, but overly punitive’
NJ’s Top Dems Present United Front Against GOP Tax Bill
NJTV News | December 12, 2017 | Politics
Trio pledge to act as a team when it comes to federal policy priorities on issues from taxes to the Gateway Tunnel
Taking a Big Bite out of NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Caren Chesler | December 11, 2017 | Politics
Lesniak bill would shut down troubled agency, but will it get a hearing in the lame-duck legislative session?
Lance, Gottheimer Team Up to Save Key Tax Deduction
NJTV News Online | December 6, 2017 | Politics
Bipartisan duo hopes to get GOP lawmakers to ease their stand on SALT deduction, other write-offs
Dem Newcomer to Challenge 12-Term GOP Congressman
NJTV News Online | December 6, 2017 | Politics
Mikie Sherrill, one of seven women running for House seats in New Jersey, is looking to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen
Trio of Top Democrats Could Go to Court to Scuttle GOP Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey’s Gov.-elect Murphy, New York’s Cuomo, California’s Brown could mount a repeal-and-replace effort to fight Republican changes to tax code if they become law
Troubled NJSPCA Is One Step Closer to Abolition
NJTV News | December 1, 2017 | Politics
Organization supposed to enforce animal-cruelty laws, flayed in recent state report, now on the brink of termination
$79 Million Gubernatorial Election Was Second Most Costly in State History
Colleen O'Dea | November 30, 2017 | Politics
Gov.-elect Murphy shelled out $36 million on his successful bid, while Lt. Gov. Guadagno spent a relatively paltry $9 million
Murphy Goes All in on Technology as Means to Rehab NJ Economy
John Reitmeyer | November 29, 2017 | Politics
As his team’s transition activities ramp up, governor-elect emphasizes importance of technology and innovation to renew Garden State
GOP Tax Overhaul to Pummel New Jersey Residents?
WNYC News | November 29, 2017 | Politics
It’s not looking good for NJ homeowners and renters if Republicans in Washington, DC manage to agree tax legislation this week
A Woman’s Place? NJ Women Still Scarce at High Levels of Government
Colleen O'Dea | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Women fared much better in freeholder elections, but female representation far lower than in population overall
Federal Tax Changes Could Hit NJ Municipalities with ‘Double Whammy’
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2017 | Politics
Possible elimination of deduction for state and local taxes has received lots of attention, but ending of tax-exempt status for certain bonds could also hurt New Jersey
Sheila Oliver Discusses How Phil Murphy Will Govern
NJTV News | November 28, 2017 | Politics
The new lieutenant governor probably knows the governor-elect better than anyone outside of his family. What does she have to say?
New Normal for NJ Republicans: Finding Ways to Be Bipartisan
John Reitmeyer | November 27, 2017 | Politics
With the Democrats controlling the Legislature and the governor’s mansion, the Garden State GOP needs to find a way to make sure its voice is heard in Trenton
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