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Farming’s fall and rise in the Garden State

NJ Spotlight | August 16, 2019 | More Issues

NJ Spotlight and NJTV News team up on a special report that examines the state of agriculture in New Jersey, its benefits and its costs

NJ’s Efforts to Restrict Guns Greatly Hampered by Inaction Elsewhere

Ron Marsico | August 15, 2019 | More Issues
New Jersey is at the forefront of efforts to enact and enforce stricter gun laws, but resistance in other states and at the federal level is major impediment
Claim that NJ Could Save $2 Billion Annually on Road Work
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | August 13, 2019 | Transportation
New Jersey spends more maintaining and building its roads than any other state in the region, according to the Garden State Initiative
Latino Pastors, Officials Call for Action on Gun-Control Measures
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 12, 2019 | More Issues
Members of coalition representing 325 pastors, ministers and 32,000 parishioners in New Jersey say many in Latino community are afraid following mass shootings
Governor Endorses Removing Gun Investments from Public Pension Funds
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2019 | Politics
Murphy offers no timetable, noting that Treasury officials are ‘going through some technical issues’ to determine how to achieve divestment
Back From Summer Vacation, Murphy Immediately Faces The Heat
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 9, 2019 | Politics
Governor hails signal from senate president that recreational marijuana bill might get a hearing after all
‘Disturbing’ Increase in NJ Bias Incidents Last Year, Especially Among Young
Colleen O'Dea | August 8, 2019 | More Issues
Task force to combat youth bias is set up as Attorney General decries ‘rising tide of hate’
Sweeney Supports Ban on Public Pension Investments in Gun Industry
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2019 | Politics
A divestment bill which was introduced in the Legislature last year after a gun massacre at a Florida high school gets renewed attention after the latest wave of shootings
Booker Addresses Violence, Need for More Gun Control
Michael Hill | NJTV News | August 8, 2019 | Politics
Senator speaks at site of 2015 massacre in Charleston, South Carolina; says assessing domestic terrorism threats by white supremacists should be a federal responsibility
Capping Seven-year Battle, ‘Wage-theft’ Law Is Signed By Lt. Governor
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2019 | More Issues
An employer who fails to pay all wages due to a worker now faces stiffened fines and the possibility of jail time
NJ Enacts More Gun Legislation in Wake of Mass Shootings
Michael Aron | NJTV News | August 6, 2019 | Politics
Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs three gun violence bills; Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker call for action nationwide
Relief that $125M for Upgrades to NJ Libraries Finally on the Horizon
Colleen O'Dea | August 6, 2019 | More Issues
Pent-up demand for improvements; officials expect to be swamped by applications from across the state
Banning Discrimination Based on Hairstyles Associated with Race
Raven Santana | NJTV News | August 6, 2019 | Social
Legislation aims to prevent people — including children — feeling that they have to change the way they look to be accepted
How New Jersey Has Reduced its Prison Population
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | August 5, 2019 | Social
There are around 12,000 fewer inmates in the state today than 20 years ago; prisoner re-entry programs are seen as key to the change in numbers
Hospital Housing Initiative Grows Beyond Expectations, Funding Too
Colleen O'Dea | August 2, 2019 | Healthcare, Housing
At least six partnerships bringing housing to neighborhoods surrounding hospitals are expected to be underway by this time next year
Judge Tosses Norcross Suit Against Murphy’s Task Force On EDA
NJTV News | August 2, 2019 | More Issues
Panel created by the governor is looking into questions about how tax incentives were awarded by the agency
Booker Beats On Biden In Second Democratic Debate
David Cruz | NJTV News | August 2, 2019 | Politics
Junior senator from New Jersey takes offensive in exchanges with former vice president
NJ’s Homeless Population Decreases, But Nine Counties See an Increase
Colleen O'Dea | July 31, 2019 | Social
Annual survey likely undercounts New Jersey’s homeless; largest increase in 2019 count was in Somerset County
Camden’s Corporate Tax Breaks Offset Any Benefits to City Finances
WHYY News | July 30, 2019 | More Issues
Camden has been more than generous with local tax incentives, so much so that the cash-strapped city will need even more money from state to stay solvent
Menendez Calls for Better Protection Against Flying Beach Umbrellas
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | July 30, 2019 | More Issues
Senator, concerned about injuries, wants Consumer Product Safety Commission to act
New Law Aims for Speedier Road Improvements in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | July 29, 2019 | Transportation
Governor signs legislation to help state transportation projects funded by gas-tax revenues run more efficiently
The List: Ranking 2020 Campaign Contributions for NJ House Candidates
Colleen O'Dea | July 29, 2019 | Politics, The List
Gottheimer leads way as Democratic incumbents are main recipients of more than $9 million in funding through the first half of 2019
Traffic at Meadowlands Mall a Concern for Emergency Responders
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 29, 2019 | Transportation
American Dream is expected to add thousands more vehicles daily to already overcrowded Route 3
Oliver Signs Bill That Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 26, 2019 | More Issues
Prospective employers are now prohibited from asking about salary history
Sweeney Wants to Start Fresh With Murphy
Michael Aron | NJTV News | July 26, 2019 | Politics
NJ Senate president delves into where negotiations stand on tax incentives and his plans for more pension and health benefit reforms
NJ Homeless and Advocates Go to D.C. to Stress Need for Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2019 | Housing
Personal stories, as well as legislative priorities, demonstrate to New Jersey’s congressional delegation that a place to call home is key to reducing homelessness
Sweeney: NJ Transit and Engineers Should Resolve Labor Dispute
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 25, 2019 | Transportation
Sources claim widespread cancellations more the result of unhappy engineers not working their relief days than personnel shortages
Shore Property Owners Want Relief from Short-Term Rental Tax
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | July 25, 2019 | More Issues
Governor is urged to sign bipartisan bill that would revise language regarding the tax
Members of NJ’s Legislative Black Caucus Back ‘Squad,’ Call out Trump
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 24, 2019 | Politics
Led by U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, lawmakers decry as racist president’s comments about four congresswomen
Report: 1,880 Hours of Transit Delays Over Past Four Years
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 23, 2019 | Transportation
New Jersey, New York sign law creating Gateway Development Commission, hoping to get some relief for stalled commuters
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