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Building Financial Literacy in High School So Kids Don’t Rack up Huge College Loans
John Reitmeyer | February 28, 2017 | Education
As costs of public and private colleges continue to climb, NJ student are sinking deeper into debt, but learning to be smarter about money can be a huge help
The List: Five Things to Listen for in the Governor's Final Budget Address
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2017 | The List
The budget address has a tendency to go on too long or to be crammed with numbers essential and inessential. Here's help making sure you don't miss anything important
Guadagno on Choosing NJ Attorney General: Let the People Decide
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2017 | Politics
The governor of the Garden State gets to name the AG, but an early plank in the Guadagno platform calls for electing this official — and severing the political bond
What’s Wrong with NJ Transit? Commuters Get to Weigh In
John Reitmeyer | February 24, 2017 | Transportation
A survivor of last year’s fatal train accident in Hoboken was among those who testified at a public hearing about the mass transit agency
Murphy Lays Out Big Ambitions for Urban Renewal in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 23, 2017 | Politics
The man who wants to be next governor proposes a sweeping agenda of tax breaks, help for small businesses, job training, criminal justice reform, and more
Big, Bold Reminder to Appeal Your Property Assessment by April 1
John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2017 | Politics
It’s too late for this year, but from next year onward property assessment notices must alert homeowners to deadline for filing an appeal
Christie’s Public Pension Legacy: Broken Promises, No Effective Fixes
John Reitmeyer | February 21, 2017 | Budget
As he nears end of second term, governor still struggling with state’s deeply troubled public-worker pension system, while some stakeholders look to a new administration for relief
PA Passes $32 Billion Spending Plan — Still Not Enough to Build Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2017 | Transportation
Budget includes $70 million to jumpstart planning process for new terminal, but completion of this critical part of project could extend to 2030 or beyond
EDA Tax Incentives at a Price: Pay Equity for Men and Women
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2017 | Politics
Businesses that want help from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority must be able to demonstrate their employees earn equal pay for equal work
Beck Says Senate Dems Blocking Efforts to Bring Corruption Bill to Floor
John Reitmeyer | February 15, 2017 | Politics
Senator’s pension-forfeiture bill would make it easier to strip benefits from corrupt officials
NJ Lawmakers Oppose PA Spending Plan if Bus Terminal Initiative Not Funded
John Reitmeyer | February 14, 2017 | Transportation
Legislators on both sides of the aisle seem ready to stall vote on $32B capital plan unless it includes $70M for bus terminal planning effort
Dems Want State to Pick Up Tab if NJ’s Sanctuary Cities Lose Funds Under Trump
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2017 | Immigration
Governor says officials from communities that lose federal funding will have to explain revenue loss to local residents
Sarlo, Oroho Honored for Efforts to Break Through TTF Gridlock
John Reitmeyer | February 10, 2017 | Politics
Two NJ lawmakers singled out by conservative Tax Foundation for making tax reform ‘simpler, more neutral, more transparent … more pro-growth’
School-Aid Reform: Not Enough Legislative Action to Keep Topic at Top of Agenda?
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2017 | Education
School-funding inequities have plagued New Jersey for almost a decade; is this finally the time to set things right?
Without Extra Billions, Bus Terminal Won’t Be Replaced Before Late 2020's
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2017 | Transportation
Concerns raised about urgent need to do something for commuters, bus companies at final public hearing before key February 16 vote
Could Commonsense Rules Fix Some of New Jersey’s Budget Problems?
John Reitmeyer | February 7, 2017 | Budget
Inability to replenish ‘rainy day’ savings account is significant problem for Garden State
Democrats’ Delay on PA Reform Keeps Agency’s NJ Chairman in Place
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2017 | Transportation
Democratic lawmakers stall reform bill in response to Christie CV, because once it’s passed Chairman Degnan will be replaced by NY counterpart
Republican Pols Try to Change Subject — Away from Trump, Back to New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 3, 2017 | Politics
GOP leaders call for special session of Legislature to discuss NJ’s pressing issues; Democrats dispute charge they are not working on state’s critical concerns
Upping Atlantic City Hotel Tax Could Preserve Jobs for Cops, Firefighters
John Reitmeyer | February 2, 2017 | Politics
Beleaguered resort’s $100 million budget shortfall could mean deep cuts to public-safety services and serious damage to the city’s reputation as tourist destination
Focus on PATH Extension, Tunnel Helix at Hearing on Port Authority’s $32B Plan
John Reitmeyer | February 1, 2017 | Transportation
Agency proposes spending billions on a number of projects, not all of which have unanimous approval
NJ Officials, Commuters Say New Bus Terminal Vital; Will Port Authority Act in Time?
John Reitmeyer | January 31, 2017 | Transportation
The run-down Port Authority bus terminal needs to be replaced, but some are concerned the agency’s capital plan does not provide proper funding
South Jersey School District Ready to Challenge School-Funding Formula in Court
John Reitmeyer | January 30, 2017 | Education
Superintendent no longer willing to wait for Legislature to fix the problem, says ‘We are going to become the aggressor on this issue’
Amending the Federal Constitution from the Trenton State House
John Reitmeyer | January 27, 2017 | Politics
A grassroots movement hopes to use Article 5 to convene a convention called by state legislatures across the country
2016 Investment Returns for Public-Employee Pension Up 7%, Much Better Than in 2015
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2017 | Budget
New figures don’t negate fundamental funding problems, but they bring some good news for the beleaguered pension system
Governor Takes Another Stab at Ending Publication of Legal Notices in Newspapers
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2017 | Politics
Proposal is widely viewed as punishment for newspapers that have aggressively covered the Bridgegate scandal and other Christie controversies
Effort to Strengthen Equal Pay Protections in NJ Fails
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2017 | Politics
One Republican senator said equal-pay bill demonstrated how white men were being ‘denigrated over and over again’
Tight Funding Deadline Looms for Developer of American Dream Mall
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2017 | Planning
A $1.15 billion bond sale to fund completion of the megamall in the Meadowlands is supposed to happen this month, but time’s running out
Could Commuters and Labor Really Get a Say in New Jersey Transit?
John Reitmeyer | January 20, 2017 | Transportation
Train accidents, fare hikes, and service cuts have all been part of NJ Transit’s recent history. Now there’s a bid to give riders and workers effective input to its future
Dems Seek School-Aid Fix, Fear Christie Will Push for Drastic Changes Via Budget
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2017 | Education
School funding has never been an easy issue for New Jersey, not even for political colleagues like Sweeney and Prieto who can’t agree on how to administer it fairly
Lawmakers Fear NJ Commuters May Not See New PA Bus Terminal Until 2030
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2017 | Transportation
Digging into capital plan also reveals that PATH extension to Newark Airport will not include stop in South Ward, considered key to city’s economic development
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