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Fatal Hoboken Train Crash 1 Year On: Questions Remain Despite New NTSB Data
John Reitmeyer | September 22, 2017 | Transportation
Train engineer can’t remember last few seconds before crash, was severe sleep apnea the culprit?
Are Democrats Dragging Their Feet on Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters?
John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2017 | Budget
Republicans argue if interest arbitration cap is allowed to expire, salary increases won by public-safety employees could mushroom
Retooling and Reviving New Jersey’s Manufacturing Heritage
John Reitmeyer | September 20, 2017 | More Issues
Manufacturing is a $40 billion industry sector, but a bipartisan ‘manufacturing caucus’ wants to take it higher
Murphy Calls for Free Tuition at Community College, but at What Price?
John Reitmeyer | September 19, 2017 | Politics
Guadagno dings rival for panoply of expensive proposals, saying they’ll hit the middle class, not just millionaires and hedge-fund managers
Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims with Financial Ties to New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | September 18, 2017 | Budget
NJ Treasury officials follow IRS lead, extend filing deadlines for those hit by Harvey, Irma who have financial links with Garden State
Why Doesn’t Guadagno’s Message of Tax Relief Resonate with Voters?
John Reitmeyer | September 15, 2017 | Politics
She suggests voters still need time to get to know her, but some pundits argue her long association with Chris Christie is hurting her chances
Job No. 1 for Next Governor? NJ’s Transportation Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | September 14, 2017 | Transportation
High-level policy recommendations, priorities, and projects all part of report prepared for Christie’s successor
Tax Facts: Getting Beyond All the Talk About New Jersey’s Taxes
John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2017 | Politics
More taxes, no new taxes, higher taxes, marijuana taxes, corporate taxes, tax relief, and even a new tax structure — it’s definitely an election year in the Garden State
Explainer: Why NJ’s Cap on Raises for Cops and Firefighters Is Set to Expire
John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2017 | Explainer
So-called interest-arbitration awards hold salary increases that go to binding arbitration at 2 percent. What happens to local communities if they’re allowed to sunset?
Does New Jersey Have a Shot at Being Home to Amazon’s HQ2?
John Reitmeyer | September 11, 2017 | More Issues
The e-commerce giant is looking for a home for its second corporate headquarters. Newark, Jersey City, and New Brunswick say they have what it takes
Bipartisan Delegation from NJ, NY Pitch President Trump on Gateway Tunnel Project
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2017 | Transportation
But administration offers no indication to governors, senators, and representatives if it will help pick up tab for ‘nation’s most important infrastructure project’
Business Leaders Say Find Fixes for NJ’s Financial Woes Before It’s Too Late
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2017 | Budget
Pointing to recent lack of substantive legislation, members of business community argue that high taxes and underfunded pension system aren’t taking a summer break
New Jersey’s ‘Dreamers’ Speak Out on Trump’s Plan to Dump DACA
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2017 | Politics, Immigration
Undocumented immigrants who have called Garden State home their entire lives now threatened with being sent back to their ‘native’ countries
Taxing and Regulating Fantasy Sports Means Real Revenues for NJ
John Reitmeyer | September 5, 2017 | Budget
Besides translating into millions of much-needed dollars, new rules also put in place much-needed consumer protections
NJ Strives to Stay Ahead in Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution
John Reitmeyer | August 18, 2017 | Education
Automation, online tracking, drone delivery, and robotics are among topics and skill sets the state wants education system to help tomorrow’s workers to master
Moody's Says NJ Still a Gamble, Despite Pension Fund Tapping Lottery Revenues
John Reitmeyer | August 17, 2017 | Budget
Credit-rating agency also warns of difficulties servicing growing pension payments, but does not reduce state’s A3 ranking
With Vo-Techs Turning away Students, Lawmakers Consider Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | August 16, 2017 | Education, Politics
Referendum is likely a year off, but manufacturers are already saying they have more job openings than skilled workers, adding urgency to the initiative
It’s No Jackpot, But Online Gambling Tax Contributes Millions to NJ's Coffers
John Reitmeyer | August 15, 2017 | Budget
Although tax revenue from Internet gaming has not met some supporters’ projections, it’s becoming a reliable source of cash for the state’s annual budget
Comptroller to Apprise Governor, Lawmakers on Follow-Up Audits
John Reitmeyer | August 14, 2017 | Politics
New law calls for comptroller to report on how public agencies have responded to major audits and loop legislators and state’s chief exec in on the results
Planning for Trans-Hudson Tunnel Chugs Ahead with Release of Draft EIS
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2017 | Transportation
Troubling questions about financing remain to be answered, but the tunnel is anything but stalled
Union Goes to Court to Block Christie’s Changes to State Cybersecurity
John Reitmeyer | August 10, 2017 | More Issues
The CWA, the largest union of state workers, is challenging governor’s reorganization of information technology department
Does Tepid Growth in Personal Income Mean NJ's Recovery Not that Hot?
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2017 | More Issues
Personal income in Garden State has only grown 1 percent a year since late in 2007, when Great Recession started, trailing national rate of 1.7 percent for same period
Amtrak Says Penn Station Repairs Likely to End Soon After Labor Day
John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2017 | Transportation
Upgrades right on schedule, agency says, but there might be more work needed after summer is over that could affect NJ Transit commuters
With a New Jersey E-ZPass It’s E-Z to Pay Higher Tolls in New York City
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2017 | Transportation
They may think they’re getting a discount, but drivers with New Jersey-based EZ-Pass accounts are paying the same rate as cash customers at many NYC bridges and tunnels
Extending Real-World Fiduciary Protection to ‘Digital Assets’
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2017 | More Issues
Online financial tools, virtual currencies, even email and social-media accounts can ‘outlive’ their owners — and that can be a serious problem
Port Authority Shakeup: What Will Future of Agency Look Like with Degnan Gone?
John Reitmeyer | August 2, 2017 | Transportation
Former NJ Sen. O’Toole named as new chairman, but with two major projects underway, this is a critical time at Port
NJ Legislators Address Leftover Business from Budget Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | August 1, 2017 | Politics
Getting back pay to state workers sidelined by impasse is top priority, but avoiding another Beachgate by keeping future governors off shuttered state property is also in the works
Thaw for Senior Freeze Property-Tax Relief Frozen Out of 2018 Budget
John Reitmeyer | July 31, 2017 | Budget
Many NJ seniors won’t qualify for property-tax reimbursement because program was capped at $70K following Great Recession — and that’s where the cap remains
State’s New Ways to Pay into Public-Pension System ‘Huge Step in Right Direction’
John Reitmeyer | July 28, 2017 | Budget
Starting this month, New Jersey’s chronically underfunded public pensions are going to benefit from Lottery funds as well as from more regular payments by the state
If You Build a Warehouse in New Jersey, They Will Come…
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2017 | More Issues
Location, infrastructure help Garden State become a growing hub for storage and distribution of products. The industry accounts for 11 percent of job growth in the Garden State since 2016
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