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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
Deutsche Bank Settles Interest-Fixing Claims for $220 Million
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2017 | More Issues
New Jersey and dozens of other states to share in settlement, which ultimately affected the state's public-employee pension system, other entities
Ad Watch: Gubernatorial Election Spots — More Than Meets the Eye?
John Reitmeyer | October 25, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
What the latest round of ads for the governor’s race overestimates, underreports, and simply gets wrong
Unlikely Partners Say $7B Amazon Sweetener Not Worth it to NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 24, 2017 | More Issues
Improbable alliance working to turn legislators against massive tax-incentive deal that governor, other politicians hope will draw online giant’s second corporate headquarters to Newark
Governor’s Race 2017: Property Taxes, Pension System, Economic Growth
John Reitmeyer | October 23, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Sound bites and TV spots aren’t enough to get an accurate understanding of the leading candidates’ policies and platforms
Victims Share Lessons Learned Five Years After Sandy, but Is State Listening?
John Reitmeyer | October 20, 2017 | Planning
Many whose lives were upended by superstorm don't think New Jersey is any better prepared now than before storm hit
High-Tax Connecticut a Cautionary Tale for New Jersey?
John Reitmeyer | October 19, 2017 | Budget
Despite increasing taxes, the Nutmeg State has suffered budget shortfalls and credit-rating downgrades. What lessons can NJ learn from its neighbor?
New Bond Issue Edges Closer as Vo-Techs Make Case for Urgent State Funding
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2017 | Education
Garden State’s vocational high schools appeal for more money to help them keep pace with the rising demand for technical training
State, City Offer $7B Tax Incentives in Bid to Lure Amazon HQ2 to Newark
John Reitmeyer | October 17, 2017 | More Issues
Christie, Booker, Baraka back campaign for Internet retail giant to put its new corporate headquarters in New Jersey, but skeptics worry about ‘out-of-control’ corporate tax breaks
Celebrating Even the ‘Early Action’ Phase of Portal Bridge Project
John Reitmeyer | October 16, 2017 | Transportation
With money tight and no word from feds if they’re going to free up funds anytime soon for Gateway, start of small project gets full groundbreaking treatment
Nothing to Celebrate: No Hike in State-Employee Healthcare Premiums
John Reitmeyer | October 13, 2017 | More Issues
Cost-cutting measures expected to deliver $1.6B in savings to state over next three years
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