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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’
Fed Tax Reform Focuses New Attention on NJ’s Property-Tax Deduction
John Reitmeyer | December 11, 2017 | More Issues
Written into state’s income tax code in 1996, statute allows Garden State homeowners to deduct up to $10,000 of their annual property taxes
Pols Play Musical Chairs, Trenton’s $220M Building Project Gets Green Light
John Reitmeyer | December 8, 2017 | Planning
After making some deft changes to a lowkey — but powerful — panel, bipartisan lawmakers give go-ahead to contentious government construction plan for downtown Trenton
In its Last Gasp, Christie Panel Gives Dire Appraisal of NJ’s Public Pension System
John Reitmeyer | December 7, 2017 | More Issues
Nonpartisan experts say state can no longer afford ‘intransigence, inaction, apathy and denial’ and recommend switch to retirement plans similar to 401(k)s
Stress Testing Pension System to Help Determine — and Maintain — Fiscal Health
John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2017 | More Issues
Public-employee pension system comprises numerous funds whose health needs to be ascertained and made public on state website
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
NJ Businesses Bullish but Say $15 Minimum Wage Would Cause Job Cuts, Price Hikes
John Reitmeyer | December 5, 2017 | More Issues
One-third of businesses plan to hire more workers in 2018 and almost two-thirds expect sales to rise next year, but they’re bracing for a new push to raise wages at the lower end
Regional Plan Association Offers Recommendations Big and Smaller for NJ
John Reitmeyer | December 4, 2017 | Planning
From T-REX, a massive mass-transit agency, and a Meadowlands National Park to tighter governance and finances for NJ Transit and Port Authority
Hefty Tax Breaks for New Growth Zone Surrounding AC Airport on Cards
John Reitmeyer | December 1, 2017 | More Issues
As Atlantic City’s gaming business sags, legislators propose lucrative tax incentives to lure industries to area around nearby airport
Top Banker Focuses on Vital Need for ‘Income Mobility’
John Reitmeyer | November 30, 2017 | More Issues
At Rutgers-New Brunswick, NY Fed president addresses key issues — including pension obligations — that await incoming governor Phil Murphy
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
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
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
Port Authority Pushes on with Plans to Extend PATH from NYC to Newark Liberty
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2017 | Transportation
Once completed new service will give commuters and tourists one-seat ride to airport, could also help open Newark’s South Ward to economic redevelopment
Murphy and Democratic Leaders Agree on $15 Minimum Wage — Little Else
John Reitmeyer | November 21, 2017 | Politics
Right now, there’s no timetable for boosting minimum wage and no decision as to whether some sectors, like restaurants and agriculture, will be exempt from the final $15 goal
Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?
John Reitmeyer | November 20, 2017 | Politics
Some lawmakers, advocates say the cap helps hold down property taxes, a potent argument with GOP tax reform poised to eliminate valuable deductions
Democrats, Republicans Must Protect New Jersey from GOP Tax Threat — Murphy
John Reitmeyer | November 17, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney echoes Gov.-Elect, says Republican proposals to change tax code would have ‘devastating effect’ on Garden State
Christie Administration’s Push for New Government Offices in Trenton Stymied
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2017 | Planning
Demolition of two state buildings and construction of two more fail to get go-ahead from State House Commission
Another Round of Repairs for Penn Station NYC Will Mean More Schedule Changes
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2017 | Transportation
Officials assure commuters this will not be another ‘Summer of Hell’ starting after New Year’s
NJ Congressional Delegation Deeply Divided on Trump Tax Reform
John Reitmeyer | November 14, 2017 | Politics
It comes down to SALT, a threatened tax break that lets residents deduct local and state taxes, a lifeline for many New Jerseyans
Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2017 | Politics
It was an idea regularly trotted out during the campaign, now Murphy and Co. are starting to assess how to make that proposal a reality
Expecting Murphy to Move Fast on Range of Economic Policies
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2017 | Politics
Christie vetoed Democratic bills on $15 minimum wage, millionaires tax but Gov.-elect shares legislators’ top priorities
Pols Push for Voting Machines that Offer Paper Trail for Every Ballot Cast
John Reitmeyer | November 7, 2017 | Politics
There’s no evidence any of the state’s electronic voting machines have been hacked, but upgrade program would add new layer of security
Pushing Ahead with Reforms to New Jersey’s Criminal Justice System
John Reitmeyer | November 6, 2017 | Social
Final report in ‘Crossroads NJ’ series argues state must address disparities in number of whites and blacks serving time in prison, among other issues
NJ’s Hefty Unfunded Liabilities Matter of Concern to Outside Analysis
John Reitmeyer | November 3, 2017 | Budget
State barely escapes earning a failing grade for its overburdened pension system, long-term obligations from Volcker Alliance
Important Ballot Questions on Library Funding, Pollution Settlements
John Reitmeyer | November 2, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
New borrowing for libraries and a constitutional amendment to ensure pollution settlements are not diverted into general budget
One Legal Challenge Filed Against $300M State House Renovation Remains
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2017 | Politics
Assemblyman Wisniewski asks state’s Superior Court to overturn lower-court ruling that gave the go-ahead to the controversial undertaking
Governor’s Race 2017: Candidates Pledge to Fix NJ's Transportation Woes
John Reitmeyer | October 31, 2017 | Transportation, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Leading candidates agree Garden State’s transportation issues are critical, but they diverge significantly on how to repair them
NJ’s Booker Backs Small-Business Accelerators and Incubators
John Reitmeyer | October 30, 2017 | More Issues
For U.S. representative and colleagues, the best return on investment is likely to come from smaller startups with rapid growth potential rather than established companies
Lesniak’s Last Campaign — to Give NJ Transit Commuters Seats on the Board
John Reitmeyer | October 27, 2017 | Transportation
Outgoing senator wants to give a real say to NJT’s harried passengers, who’ve dealt with crashes, fare hikes, service reductions, and reduced reliability
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