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Murphy Rows in With Continuing State Oversight of Atlantic City

John Reitmeyer | September 21, 2018 | Politics

Takeover won’t end any time soon, as new report points to ongoing ‘fiscal, operational, economic and social challenges’

Murphy Calls for Bergen County Sheriff to Go, After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape

WNYC News | September 21, 2018 | Politics
WNYC obtained a secret recording of Sheriff Michael Saudino speaking offensively about black people and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
Foreclosures Way Down In NJ, New Proposals for Ways to Ease Process Further
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2018 | Housing
Numbers have been reduced to fewer than 28,000 but report recommends many improvements, including counseling and mediation services
Governor Positive of Better Days Ahead for NJ Transit, Tackling Thorniest Issues
John Reitmeyer | September 20, 2018 | Transportation
After another difficult summer for commuters, Murphy says his administration is ‘obsessed’ with fixing the problem-plagued agency
Menendez Accuses His GOP Challenger of Running ‘Deceptive Campaign’
NJTV News Online | September 20, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey’s senior senator says this election contest is more negative than he expected
Hudson County Launches Pilot to House Chronically Homeless
NJTV News Online | September 20, 2018 | Social
Initiative melds rental vouchers and intensive support services from two hospitals to help get homeless off the street and keep them off
Momentum for State to Buy Foreclosed Homes, Turn Into Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | September 19, 2018 | Housing
Similar measures failed repeatedly under Gov. Christie, but proponents optimistic his successor will look favorably on plan to remake thousands of bank-owned homes
Stalled by Budget Mix-Up, State Funding Now in Offing to Help Local Media
John Reitmeyer | September 19, 2018 | More Issues
Aim is to foster local journalism in New Jersey and fill the void created by newspaper cutbacks. $5 million in aid is being sought
Elections 2018 — An Interactive Guide to New Jersey's Critical Contests
NJ Spotlight | September 18, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Stay ahead of the issues and on top of the news, from district profiles and local polling places to in-depth analysis and campaign finances
Incomes Rose in NJ Last Year but Significant Number of Residents Remain in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | September 13, 2018 | Social
Earnings rose for New Jerseyans in 2017, according to new census data, and fewer people were categorized as poor. Women continue to earn less than men
Watch Out, New Jersey Voters, Mail-In Ballot Rules Have Changed
WNYC News | September 13, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Residents who voted by mail in 2016 have been automatically registered to cast their ballots by mail in 2018
There’s Money for Upgrading NJ Election Security but Little for Vital Paper Trail
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2018 | Politics
Despite expert opinion that, without paper ballots, New Jersey’s election system is far from secure, state allots negligible amount to remedy that weakness
MacArthur Accuses Democratic Challenger of Puffing Up Résumé
NJTV News | September 12, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican congressman swings hard at Andy Kim, his Democratic opponent in 3rd Congressional District, calls him ‘a fraud’
Millennials Not Hotfooting It Out of New Jersey After All — Report
Colleen O'Dea | September 11, 2018 | Social
Painting a different picture from two recent studies, a new report finds that young adults are not leaving the Garden State any faster than previous generations
All NJ State Troopers Will Be Wearing Body Cameras by Next Summer
WHYY News | September 11, 2018 | More Issues
Attorney General confident that most interactions with police are positive, so ‘we invite the scrutiny’
NJ’s Missing Apprentices: State Urged to Do More to Increase their Number
John Reitmeyer | September 10, 2018 | Budget, Social
New Jersey compares poorly with other states when it comes to supporting apprenticeship programs. Report urges policymakers to introduce robust incentives
The Man at the Center of New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Debate
Colleen O'Dea | September 10, 2018 | Housing
Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, new chairman of key housing committee, says the conversation on fair and cost-effective accommodation in Garden State has just begun
AG Launches Investigation into Possible Sex Crimes Involving Catholic Priests
Colleen O'Dea | September 7, 2018 | Social
Allegations of extensive clerical child abuse in Pennsylvania prompt Grewal to create task force, establish new sex-abuse hotline
Would Newark Airport Pay Increase Give Murphy His Minimum-Wage Victory?
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2018 | Politics
The governor campaigned on a promise to boost the minimum wage. If the Port Authority votes to raise salaries of airport workers, has Murphy made good on his pledge?
State’s Complete Count Commission Knows NJ Can’t Afford a Sloppy Census
Colleen O'Dea | September 6, 2018 | More Issues
But there are daunting challenges ahead, like making sure hard-to-count populations — such as undocumented immigrants and the urban poor — participate fully in 2020 Census
Biden Stumps for Sherrill, Blasts Trump Administration, at Campaign Rally
NJTV News Online | September 6, 2018 | Politics
Gov. Murphy calls for leaders who talk to their constituents, rather than tweet
Talk About Stalled Trans-Hudson Tunnel, Portal Bridge Takes on Ominous Tone
John Reitmeyer | September 5, 2018 | Transportation
New Jersey officials cite national security and commuter safety — and the Titanic — as they urge Trump administration to make good on promises about infrastructure investments
NJ Dems Warn Trump Supreme Court Nominee Threat to Gun Safety
NJTV News Online | September 5, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Bob Menendez and Bill Castner — Murphy’s gun-control czar — argue that if appointed Judge Kavanaugh could undermine state’s tough stand on gun violence
Candidates Continue to Turn Up the Heat in NJ’s Hottest Campaigns
Colleen O'Dea | September 4, 2018 | Politics
An unexpectedly narrow margin in the state’s Senate race, and plenty of outside money buying TV spots and looking to flip red districts, are keeping some New Jersey’s contests on the boil
Express Toll Lanes Could Help NJ Motorists Steer Clear of Congestion
John Reitmeyer | September 4, 2018 | Transportation
A proposal to build high occupancy toll lanes on state’s most crowded highways is getting serious consideration from Sweeney and Sarlo
Lawmakers Discuss Easing Residency Requirement for NJ Transit Workers
John Reitmeyer | August 17, 2018 | Transportation
Shortage of engineers has added to agency’s troubles this summer. Governor supports hiring workers from neighboring states
State GOP Leader Not Worried About Key Congressional Races
NJTV News | August 17, 2018 | Politics
While New Jersey Democrats think they can flip five critical seats in November election, GOP party chairman disputes the possibility
Gearing Up for the Future: New Jersey Gets its First Innovation Chief
Carly Sitrin | August 16, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Veteran of Obama administration, tech and academic worlds, is given job of harnessing tech to update government in New Jersey
Incidence of Driving While Drugged Has Risen Sharply on NJ Roads
NJTV News | August 16, 2018 | Social
Report says more drivers who were killed on New Jersey’s roads in 2015 and 2016 tested positive for drugs than for alcohol
We Are Not America’s Enemy
August 16, 2018 | Politics
NJ Spotlight stands with the hundreds of other news organizations across the country that today are contesting the accusation that they are an ‘enemy of the people’
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