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Murphy’s Passage to India Raises Questions About Funding Trade Missions

John Reitmeyer | September 16, 2019 | Politics

The governor isn’t the first state executive to use dark money to defray the cost of his trade mission, but that makes it tough to know whose money is being spent and what they expect in return

Dark Money Group That Supports Murphy Releases Its Donor List

Colleen O'Dea | September 13, 2019 | Politics
Few surprises among the contributors to New Direction New Jersey, beyond total amount — $4.5M — donated by NJEA group
AG’s Office Gets the Word Out on State’s New Red Flag Law
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | September 16, 2019 | Social
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal implementing new law by informing the public about actions they can take
NJ Transit Revises Financial Plan for Portal North Bridge
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | September 16, 2019 | Transportation
Agency hopes new plan, which implements suggestions and requests from Trump administration, will get the go-ahead from feds
Murphy’s conditional veto of expungement bill leads lawmakers to rewrite
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | September 13, 2019 | Politics
Senate president says new bill builds on chief executive's proposal and will be put up for a vote in the Senate
Train Engineer in Fatal 2016 Hoboken Crash Wins Job Back with NJ Transit
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | September 12, 2019 | Transportation
Arbitrator cites engineer’s ‘long and distinguished career’ with NJ Transit as an influencing factor in her decision
Proposed $120M Bond Will Speed Newark’s Push to Get Lead Out of Drinking Water
John Reitmeyer | September 12, 2019 | Politics
Additional funding could help the Brick City resolve its drinking-water crisis in two to three years, cutting time needed by half
A Day Of What-ifs, Spent In Service Of Ensuring Free And Fair Elections
Colleen O'Dea | September 11, 2019 | Politics
Elections officials, others gather in Princeton to hone plans to prevent cyber attacks, and other threats to democracy
Governor uses state pocketbook as weapon in gun safety campaign
Michael Aron | NJTV News | September 11, 2019 | More Issues
Under Murphy’s new executive order, state government would purchase firearms only from manufacturers and dealers it deems responsible
On Tap: A Summit To Boost Firms Owned By Women And Minorities in NJ
John Reitmeyer | September 11, 2019 | More Issues
Daylong session in Newark on Sept. 20 will feature panel discussions, learning opportunities and lots of time for networking
Out-of-State Insurer Fined $1M for Peddling Policies to NJ Gun Owners
John Reitmeyer | September 10, 2019 | More Issues
Lockton Affinity gets rapped for selling Carry Guard, personal-liability insurance, a product of the NRA
State Holds Hearings on Sexual Harassment, How to Counteract It
Colleen O'Dea | September 10, 2019 | Social
Three hearings, the first of which takes place tomorrow in Asbury Park, will focus on harassment in the workplace, in housing and in public places
Will NJ’s new ‘red flag’ law prevent shooting deaths?
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | September 10, 2019 | More Issues
Law allows gun rights to be removed from people deemed a risk to themselves or others; not everyone is happy with it
Murphy Administration Boosts NJ Child Care Subsidies by $54M
Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2019 | Social
Children’s advocacy group and lawmakers say more funds are needed to help NJ parents cover pay raises for child care workers statewide as a result of increased minimum wage
What’s to Come in the Fight for Assembly Seats
Michael Aron | NJTV News | September 6, 2019 | Politics
A preview of November’s State Assembly elections and where party leaders will target
WorkFirst NJ Payments Jump 20 Percent, On Top of Last Year’s Rise
Lilo H. Stainton | September 5, 2019 | Social
Bump is second significant increase in two years, after the benefit program remained unchanged for decades
After-School Suppers Offer Another Weapon Against Childhood Hunger
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2019 | Social
Participation in supper programs is rising rapidly, but new data reveals just 6 percent of eligible students sit down to a hot meal after school
NJ Fines Online Fantasy-Sports Site for Breaking Privacy and Licensing Rules
John Reitmeyer | September 5, 2019 | More Issues
State charged Minnesota-based SportsHub with collecting users’ personal information without properly disclosing its intention to do so
Newark Before the Comeback: A City Marked by White Flight, Poor Policy
Colleen O'Dea | September 4, 2019 | More Issues
In the span of a few decades, New Jersey’s premier city went from being an economic driver to a struggling urban area, most of whose white population had left. The reasons were complex
NJ Treasury details pension system’s gun-industry connections
John Reitmeyer | September 3, 2019 | More Issues
Workers’ pension funds are invested in a maker of high-end weapons, an ammunition manufacturer, and the Walmart retail chain, which sells firearms
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 | More Issues
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 | More Issues
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
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