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As Redlining Persists, Camden Area Among Hot Spots in U.S. for Mortgage Denials
Colleen O'Dea | February 16, 2018 | Housing
Investigation finds people continue to be denied loans based on factors such as race, despite legislation supposed to ban the practice
Would a Tech Upgrade Make New Jersey Government More User-Friendly?
Colleen O'Dea | February 15, 2018 | Politics
Advisers tell governor that state’s technology needs major overhaul and Christie’s IT initiative should be urgently reviewed
After One Year, NJ Evaluates Judicial Reform Program
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2018 | Social
Report indicates pretrial population dipped by 20 percent, but advocates call for more data on race of defendants detained, released, and released with conditions
Explainer: Why Undocumented Immigrants in NJ Pay Taxes — a Lot of Taxes
Colleen O'Dea | February 13, 2018 | Explainer
According to recent estimates, New Jersey’s undocumented community paid $587 million in state and local taxes in 2014
Interactive Map: Tracking the Spread of Flu Across New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | February 9, 2018 | Maps, Map of the Week
This year’s outbreak could match or even exceed the severity of the H1N1 pandemic of 2009
NJ's Status as 'Welcoming' State Could Cost It $4 Million in Fed Funding
Colleen O'Dea | February 8, 2018 | Immigration
New Jersey joins multistate lawsuit fighting federal decision to make law enforcement funding contingent on immigration enforcement
Putting Women’s Health and Family Planning Back in the Black
Colleen O'Dea | February 2, 2018 | Politics
Legislation restoring the $7.45M Christie cut from women’s health centers looks likely to pass, also a bill giving low-cost family planning services to more poor women
Former NJ Gov. Whitman to Chair National Task Force to Fix U.S. Democracy
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2018 | Politics
Task force to battle the erosion of American values in politics and government, and undo the tone of anger and hate of current administration
Housing Transition Team Advises Murphy: First, Acknowledge the Crisis
Colleen O'Dea | January 31, 2018 | Housing
Report lays out six priorities to increase housing stock and end foreclosures, does not call for COAH to be resurrected
Frelinghuysen Bows Out, Red and Blue Contenders Line Up to Make Bid for 11th
Colleen O'Dea | January 30, 2018 | Politics
With his decision to step aside, New Jersey loses what is arguably its most important member of the House, chair of powerful Appropriations Committee
NJ Joins Multistate Suit to Stop Trump Administration from Deporting ‘Dreamers’
Colleen O'Dea | January 25, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
Murphy also creates agency unofficially known as Office of Immigrant Protection and Defense
Equal Detention Under the Law? Questions About Who Gets Held Without Bail
Colleen O'Dea | January 24, 2018 | Maps, Map of the Week
From county to county there can be significant differences in percentage of defendants held over pending trial
Will 'Active, Angry' Voters Make GOP Congressmen Endangered Species in NJ?
Colleen O'Dea | January 23, 2018 | Politics
Lance, Frelinghuysen could be in trouble in mid-term election as anti-Trumpism fuels renewed Democratic push in the Garden State
No Direction Home: NJ’s Dreamers Have Few Legal Options if DACA Dies
Colleen O'Dea | January 19, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
More than 22,000 Dreamers brought to this country as youths face a future with ‘no road to citizenship’
Murphy Carefully Defines ‘Personal Friends’ to Ensure Transparency
Colleen O'Dea | January 18, 2018 | Politics
It’s not just about friendship, rules clarify who can give gifts to the governor and which ones he must disclose
Murphy Socked by Lawsuit over Christie’s Decision to End Harbor Compact
Colleen O'Dea | January 17, 2018 | Transportation
New governor must deal with predecessor’s last-minute signing of law to pull New Jersey out of Waterfront Commission
High Drama and Low Comedy: The Chris Christie Years
Colleen O'Dea | January 12, 2018 | Politics
From the war on opioid addiction and implementing bail reform to Bridgegate, Beachgate, and calling a former Navy SEAL an ‘idiot,’ take a stroll down memory lane with our governor
Who’s Who, Who’s New, and Who’s Blue in 218th Legislative Session
Colleen O'Dea | January 10, 2018 | Politics
The 120 Senators and Assembly members sworn into office include a significant number of freshmen legislators and a new speaker for the lower house
Putting the Force of Law Behind Students Trying to Pay for College
Colleen O'Dea | January 9, 2018 | Education
Four bills looking to ease “predatory” practices employed by some New Jersey loan providers are waiting for the governor’s signature
Interactive Map: More New Jersey Seniors Are Working or Looking for Work
Colleen O'Dea | January 5, 2018 | Maps, Map of the Week
Older New Jerseyans are employed at higher rates than the national average and there has been a marked increase in the number of workers over the age of 75
New Jersey Bids Not-So-Fond Farewell to the Big Top
Colleen O'Dea | January 3, 2018 | More Issues
‘Nosey’s Law,’ named for a mistreated circus elephant, would ban traveling shows that use exotic animals from performing in the Garden State
The List: NJ’s Deadliest Counties for Traffic Fatalities in Past Year
Colleen O'Dea | January 2, 2018 | The List
With the number of deaths tallied, 2017 comes out as the deadliest year on New Jersey’s roads for the past decade
Making Sure the New Administration is Savvy About Smart Growth
Colleen O'Dea | December 26, 2017 | Winter 2017
In its recent report, New Jersey Future argues that smart growth makes the most economic sense
Making It Easier for Ex-Offenders to Make a Clean Start
Colleen O'Dea | December 21, 2017 | Social
Thanks to a trio of bills just enacted, expunging a criminal record can be done sooner and for a greater number of offenses, a particular boon to youthful offenders
Explainer: Making Sense of the Last-Minute Madness That Can Be the Lame Duck
Colleen O'Dea | December 20, 2017 | Explainer
Bills that are pending and in the works are just one part of the puzzle. Here’s a day-by-day guide to the Legislature’s and the governor’s final days
Teaming Teachers, School Staff, and Parents to Fight Chronic Absenteeism
Colleen O'Dea | December 19, 2017 | Education
While there have been some gains in the war against absenteeism in the past year, too many students are still missing too many days
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’
Interactive Map: Who Does the Best Job Recycling Municipal Waste?
Colleen O'Dea | December 15, 2017 | Maps, Map of the Week
Waste not, want not isn’t the watchword for these communities, but they’ve definitely got the first part down
Throwing the Book at Coastal Flooding and Sea-Level Rise
Colleen O'Dea | December 14, 2017 | Planning
A comprehensive report from NJ Future gives the governor-elect a new challenge: devise a coordinated response to help residents deal with flooding along the whole coastline
NJ Lawmakers Want State to Withdraw from NY Harbor Waterfront Commission
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2017 | More Issues
Court battle looms if governor agrees to withdraw New Jersey from body whose job it is to fight corruption on NJ and NY docks
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