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Christie's High Court Nominee Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee
Hank Kalet | October 18, 2013 | More Issues
Despite initial reservations, Democrats on panel vote to send Fernandez-Vina's nomination on to full Senate
Likely Christie Appeal Casts Pall on Superior Court Ruling on Gay Marriage
Hank Kalet | September 30, 2013 | Social
Plaintiff's legal team doubts governor has grounds for stay, will continue battle in State Supreme Court if necessary
Violent Crimes Climb as Police Layoffs Take Their Toll on NJ's Troubled Cities
Hank Kalet | September 18, 2013 | More Issues, Social
Christie cites Camden's move to county-wide force as financial model, cops call it union busting
Christie Signs Extensive Package of Gun-Control Bills Into Law
Hank Kalet | August 9, 2013 | Politics
But critics contend governor didn't act on two most important measures, including ban on .50-caliber weapons.
Ready to Wage War Over Raising New Jersey’s Minimum Wage
Hank Kalet | July 25, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Backers contend people can’t live on $7.25 an hour while foes argue hike to $8.25 would hurt business, eliminate jobs.
New Jersey's Poor Struggle to Stave Off Hunger With Federal Food Aid
Hank Kalet | July 17, 2013 | More Issues, Social
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program pays less than $1.50 a meal, but some critics contend that spending is out of control
Report: Immigration Reform Could Boost NJ Tax Revenues by $80M Yearly
Hank Kalet | July 11, 2013 | More Issues
Higher wages, more spending, increase in income taxes and sales taxes expected if undocumented workers became legal.
Small-Business Group Asserts Minimum Wage Hike Would Jeopardize Jobs
Hank Kalet | June 28, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Study claims more than 30,000 positions would have to be dropped because of increased expenses.
Renters: Hurricane Sandy's Invisible Victims
Hank Kalet | June 26, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Living with friends or family, with no leases and no permanent address, Sandy's displaced are hard to find and harder to help.
Arguing the Costs of Tuition Equality
Hank Kalet | June 18, 2013 | Education, More Issues, Politics
A proposed measure would let all NJ students -- regardless of immigration status -- pay in-state tuition at state schools.
Democratic Gun-Reform Package No Sure Shot
Hank Kalet | May 24, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Christie's political ambitions could mean veto if governor wants to appeal to national Republican primary voters.
Lawmakers Get Cold Feet About Campaign Finance
Hank Kalet | May 9, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Democrats worry that changing rules on financial disclosure this close to election could hurt grass-roots backing for Buono bid.
Critics Argue Christie's Gun-Violence Plan Needs More Focus on Guns
Hank Kalet | April 22, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
For Democrats, the problem isn't what the governor's plan includes, the real issue is what it leaves out.
Task Force Issues Report on Weapon Laws, Gun Violence
Hank Kalet | April 11, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Christie-appointed panel’s proposals draw fire from both sides of issue.
Do Gun Buybacks Reduce Gun Violence?
Hank Kalet | April 4, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Buybacks take thousands of guns off New Jersey streets, but critics argue the millions spent on programs could be put to better use.
With Future of COAH Still Cloudy, Many Towns Shelve Plans to Build Affordable Housing
Hank Kalet | March 25, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Advocates argue that real losers in political turf war are low- and middle-income families who need someplace to live.
Low- and Middle-Income New Jerseyans Priced Out of Rental Market
Hank Kalet | March 13, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Advocates argue that administration's $1 billion post-Sandy rebuilding plan won't make much difference long-term.
New Jersey Towns, Cities Offer Local ID to Undocumented Immigrants
Hank Kalet | February 26, 2013 | More Issues, Social
Community IDs ease everyday interactions -- like going to the hospital -- and can help reduce fear of law enforcement agencies.
GOP, Democrats At Odds Over Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit
Hank Kalet | February 8, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Both sides agree it needs to be done to help lower income residents– but differ on when and how to do it.
After Christie Veto, Democrats Vow to Put Minimum Wage on Ballot
Hank Kalet | January 29, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Issue not likely to counter governor's popularity, but it may make Republican legislators more vulnerable.
NJ Democrats Back Obama, Propose Sweeping Gun-Control Reforms for State
Hank Kalet | January 17, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Social
Key provisions in series of bills include limits on ammo capacity and adding mental-health provision to background checks.
Lawmakers Urged to Shore Up Image of Post-Sandy Jersey Shore
Hank Kalet | January 15, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Sandy
Marketing campaign sought to let tourists know that businesses are reopening, some towns had little damage.
For NJ's Poor, the Fiscal Cliff Means Living Even Closer to the Edge
Hank Kalet | December 19, 2012 | More Issues
Sequestration could make it more difficult for the state's most vulnerable residents to meet basic needs like food and shelter.
Minimum-Wage Standoff: No Resolution Likely Before 2013 Vote
Hank Kalet | December 11, 2012 | More Issues
Almost-classic contest pits low-wage advocates against much of NJ's business community.
Bill Would Turn Abandoned Homes Into Affordable Housing, But Will Christie Sign?
Hank Kalet | December 7, 2012 | More Issues
Advocates argue foreclosed properties are a drag on property values and an invitation to vandalism and crime.
Parties Differ On Amount, Timing of Boost in NJ Minimum Wage
Hank Kalet | November 30, 2012 | More Issues
Senate Democrats vote $1.25 per-hour hike; GOP, Christie want slower, smaller increase.
Deferred Action Helps Kids in Country Illegally Extend Their Stay
Hank Kalet | November 27, 2012 | More Issues
Sometimes called "Dream Act Lite," deferred action grants two-year work permits not green cards and citizenship.
Senate Hearing on Minimum Wage Follows Last Week's Report on Income Disparity
Hank Kalet | November 19, 2012 | More Issues
Today's committee meeting takes up bill boosting minimum wage, favoring cost-of-living adjustments.
Affordable Housing Argued Before State Supreme Court for Third Time
Hank Kalet | November 15, 2012 | More Issues
Complex issue turns on simple question: can towns be required to build housing for low- and middle-income families?
Votes in Three States Buoy Hopes of Gay-Marriage Advocates in NJ
Hank Kalet | November 13, 2012 | More Issues
But marriage-equality supporters here prefer action by state Legislature.
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