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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
Trump Tax Policy Could Be Tough on Mom-and-Pop Shops, Main Street
John Reitmeyer | October 12, 2017 | Politics
Although it’s intended to help small-business owners, many of them don’t make enough money to qualify for the administration’s pass-through business-tax break
Some Sharp Exchanges, Some Name Calling, but No Clear Winner in First Debate
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Republican Guadagno is aggressor in initial debate between candidates for governor, but Democrat Murphy has no problem pushing back or going on the attack
State Pension Poised to Make First Investment in Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | October 10, 2017 | More Issues
Proposal would take an up to $125 million stake in fund managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
State Senators on Both Sides of Aisle Vow to Fight Trump Plan to Kill SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | October 6, 2017 | Politics
Most of NJ’s congressional delegation vote against bill that would pave way to eliminating deducting for state and local taxes
NJ Public Pension Fund Returns Over 13 Percent, Outpacing Expectations
John Reitmeyer | October 5, 2017 | Budget
State expects to put $2.5 billion into pension system in 2018 fiscal year, still far short of what’s needed to restore it to good health
NJ Minimum Wage Makes Minor Gain of 16 Cents an Hour
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2017 | Politics
Advocates argue that $8.60 an hour, or $18,000 a year, isn't enough to live in Garden State
Key Trump Tax-Reform Proposal Is a Non-Starter, Says Republican Rep. Lance
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2017 | Politics
New Jersey would be hit hard by the elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes, but bipartisan opposition is growing to any such change
Top Democratic Leaders Want Cops, Firefighters to Manage Their Own Pensions
John Reitmeyer | October 2, 2017 | Politics
Sweeney, Prieto gear up for another push to create new board for PFRS — the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System
Unauthorized Release of Report Turns Up Heat on Arbitration Cap Debate
John Reitmeyer | September 29, 2017 | Politics
Task force data seems to show that cap on salary growth for cops and firefighters may have saved property owners $530 million in taxes
Amazon Fever: NJ Could Offer $5B in Tax Breaks to Lure HQ2 to NJ
John Reitmeyer | September 28, 2017 | Politics
Lawmakers join in bipartisan push to ease restrictions that could have Seattle-based online retail giant looking elsewhere for a second home
Ad Watch: Do Gubernatorial Candidates Play Fast and Loose with the Truth?
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno stuff a lot of info into their 30-second TV spots. How much is on target?
Gateway Official Says There’s ‘No Plan B’ if Federal Funding Falls Through
John Reitmeyer | September 26, 2017 | Transportation
Rail tunnel isn’t just about commuters; 10 percent of country’s gross domestic product relies on aging infrastructure
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
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