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NJ Dems to Trump: Show Your Tax Returns or You Won’t Get on 2020 Ballot

John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2019 | Politics

Lawmakers have another try at legislation requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to get on the ballot in New Jersey. Republican Senator warns of ‘hypocrisy’

Sweeney: Governor Has Three Weeks to Reach Terms on Homeless Aid

Colleen O'Dea | February 22, 2019 | Politics
At last minute, Senate President pulls vote to override Murphy’s recent veto of bill loosening eligibility rules for people in danger of losing their housing
New Plan to Limit Contact During Practice by High School Footballers
NJTV News Online | February 22, 2019 | More Issues
Sports regulating body moves to address growing concern about serious injuries that occur on gridiron
Is New Jersey Ready to Train the Spotlight on Dark Money?
Colleen O'Dea | February 21, 2019 | Politics
The upper house is expected to vote today on a bill that would disclose the identity of sizable dark-money donors, possibly pushing it closer to becoming law
Move to Cover Drones in Trespassing, Invasion of Property Laws
John Reitmeyer | February 21, 2019 | More Issues
Legislators push to keep laws in step with new technologies, stop unmanned aircraft from being used as spies in the sky, especially over schools and homes
A Deal on Marijuana Legalization May — Or May Not — Be Imminent
NJTV News Online | February 21, 2019 | Social
Lawmakers appear to have resolved problems with proposed legislation, but not all are convinced of the wisdom of legalization
NJ Activist Mejia Signs on as Political Director of Sanders Campaign
NJTV News Online | February 21, 2019 | Politics
Executive director and grassroots organizer eager for chance to advance New Jersey’s agenda on national level
NJ Court’s Major Ruling on Disability Payments for Volunteer Firefighters
Colleen O'Dea | February 20, 2019 | More Issues
Supreme Court’s unanimous decision could have significant implications for thousands of emergency service volunteers and could increase municipal costs
Fighting the Federal Move to Put Brakes on NJ’s Online Gambling Industry
WNYC News | February 20, 2019 | More Issues
Assessing the chances of a court challenge to a Trump administration initiative that could severely damage online gaming in New Jersey
Sweeney Seizes the Mic, Holds His Own Town Halls, But Where’s Murphy?
John Reitmeyer | February 19, 2019 | Politics
Senate president pitches his ideas for fixing New Jersey’s seemingly intractable budget problems to live audiences, sparking off angry responses from some listeners
1,200 Children Have Been Shot and Killed Since Parkland, 13 from NJ
NJ Spotlight | February 15, 2019 | Social
A news site has profiled the children who died by gunfire since the school shootings in Florida one year ago. Thirteen New Jersey children are on the list
Zwicker Wants NJ to Enact Robust Internet Privacy Protections
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2019 | More Issues
Assemblyman says New Jersey shouldn’t wait for federal action, must take own measures to give consumers power over their personal data
$1 Toll Hike Will Fund Major Capital Upgrades on Delaware Memorial Bridge
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2019 | Transportation
Governors of New Jersey, Delaware sign off on resolution to pay for safety, infrastructure improvements on one of the most heavily traveled links in Northeast
NJ Dioceses Release Names of 188 Clergy ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexual Abuse
NJTV News Online | February 14, 2019 | Social
Incidents date back to 1940, most abusers are dead, others have been removed from ministry
Weinberg Downplays Murphy Team’s ‘Overreach’ at Port Authority
NJTV News Online | February 14, 2019 | Politics
Board chairman complained that governor’s team “wanted to be in control or ‘in charge’ of every senior hire at the Port”
Will Trump Policy Change Put a Crimp in New Jersey’s Online Gambling Industry?
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2019 | Politics
Murphy administration, lawmakers vow to protect state’s lucrative online-wagering sector. Attorney General Grewal weighs in with forceful letter of protest to his federal counterparts
Fewer NJ Kids Eating Breakfast at School Means More Hungry Children
Colleen O'Dea | February 13, 2019 | Social
State ranks dead last in percentage of schools eligible for federal nutrition funds that actually participate in the program, according to new report
Federal Lawmakers Trying to Give SALT Deduction Back to NJ Taxpayers
NJTV News Online | February 12, 2019 | Politics
Now that New Jersey residents are working on their tax returns, they’re getting a good look at how GOP tax cuts actually make them pay more
Murphy Heralds Grants to Help Workers Get on Apprenticeship Track
NJTV News Online | February 12, 2019 | More Issues
Governor and labor commissioner sing praises of new focus on ‘often overlooked’ career pathway
Lawmakers Move to Improve Paid Family Leave Program in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | February 11, 2019 | Social
Supporters wait for governor to sign legislation that would expand benefits — at a higher cost to workers — while also expanding state’s temporary disability program
NJ’s Laid-Off Workers to Get Toughest Protections in US?
John Reitmeyer | February 11, 2019 | More Issues
After recent bruising cases — like Toys ‘R’ Us — in which employees were left with little of no severance pay, lawmakers want to institute new safeguards
More Muscle For Special Agency that’s Key To Gateway Tunnel Project
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2019 | Transportation
Senate Transportation committee unanimously approves bill granting Gateway Development Corp. important legal and financial powers
Report Notes Murphy Team’s Mistakes in Brennan Case, Key Issue Unresolved
John Reitmeyer | February 7, 2019 | Politics
Sen. Loretta Weinberg, co-chair of committee also investigating the case, seems unimpressed by the report. She says it’s ‘peppered with vagaries and inconsistencies’
Package of Bills Hopes to Knock NJ Out of the Top Spot in Foreclosures
Colleen O'Dea | February 7, 2019 | Housing
Legislation would help owners struggling to make their mortgage payments, as well as get foreclosed properties back in circulation sooner, adding to housing stock and reducing neighborhood blight
Will Booker’s Track Record on Education Be a Problem for his 2020 Campaign?
Patrick Wall & Matt Barnum | Chalkbeat | February 7, 2019 | Education, Politics
His vision for improving education has included charter schools and merit pay for teachers — views that are out of fashion for many Democrats
Growing Mystery at Heart of Hearings into Murphy Team’s Conduct in Brennan Case
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2019 | Politics
Legislators have another frustrating day as they continue to investigate the hiring of a person at the center of a rape allegation for a state government position
‘Reasonable Suspicion’ Lacking in Neptune Motel Arrests — Supreme Court
Colleen O'Dea | February 6, 2019 | Social
Charges from a noise complaint that led to arrest of two men on weapons possession raise Fourth Amendment issues for state’s top court
Day 1: Booker Takes Different Tack from NJ Predecessors in His Campaign for President
Colleen O'Dea | February 4, 2019 | Politics
Compare and contrast: The fourth New Jerseyan since 2000 to try for the Oval Office has an uncommon style and message
Move to Waive NJ Property-Tax Penalties for Fed Workers if New Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2019 | Politics
New Jersey lawmakers have fast-tracked a measure that would allow municipalities to waive the usual interest penalty charged for late payment of quarterly property taxes
Booker Is the Latest Democrat to Announce He’ll Run for President in 2020
Colleen O'Dea | February 1, 2019 | Politics
After sharing the news with his Twitter followers this morning, New Jersey’s junior Senator is expected to hold a press conference in Newark today
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