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Lawsuit Challenges Gender Designation Rule in Party Committee Elections
Colleen O'Dea | April 12, 2019 | Politics
The one-male/one female rule for each district was an attempt to ensure that women could play a role in politics
AG Announces Initiatives to Strengthen Confidence in Justice System
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | More Issues
One new unit will review convictions of those who claim innocence; a second will tackle unsolved crimes
NJ Transit Promises Improvements after Fiasco at MetLife Stadium
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Transportation
The agency is still taking heat for the botch last weekend that left crowds of wrestling fans waiting hours in the rain for trains
New Jersey Gives Hate and Hate Crimes Fewer Places to Hide
Colleen O'Dea | April 10, 2019 | Social
Attorney general’s office releases new guidelines for handling bias crimes, calls on Facebook to monitor Ocean County group ‘inciting violence against Orthodox Jews’
New Jersey Progressives Lambaste Economic Development Authority
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 10, 2019 | Politics
Call for board, comprising numerous holdovers from prior administration, to resign en masse
Pay-to-play Filings for 2018 Show Dip in Contributions by Contractors
Colleen O'Dea | April 9, 2019 | Politics
Report shows more than 1,900 companies that did business with state, county, municipal and other public entities in 2018 made $9M+ in political contributions
Murphy Announces More Support for Sandy Families Not Yet in Their Homes
Michael Aron | NJTV News | April 9, 2019 | Housing
Cap on federal grants eliminated; additional 19 months of federally funded rental assistance
Murphy Slams NJ Transit Explanation for Stranding Wrestling Fans
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 9, 2019 | Transportation
Transit agency said event at MetLife Stadium ran way over schedule; governor calls that response ‘dog-ate-my homework unacceptable’
Middlesex County Democrats Try to Overturn ‘Outdated’ Gender Rule
Colleen O'Dea | April 8, 2019 | Politics
The county, like some others, still requires voters to choose one male and one female for county party committees. Critic calls it ‘classic’ sex and gender discrimination
Revenue from Gas Tax Down, NJ Looks at Alternative
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 8, 2019 | Transportation
Gas tax could be in for a hike, but New Jersey and several other states consider a mileage fee instead of a fee on gas consumption
Murphy Weighs in On Congestion Pricing, Millionaire’s Tax
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 5, 2019 | Politics
Governor worries about impact on GWB users; touts poll saying most favor tax on rich
Closing NJ’s ‘Shameful’ Wealth Gap Between Whites, People of Color
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2019 | Social, The Booker Beat
Social advocacy group urges Garden State to get behind Individual Development Accounts, a matched approach to savings funded by participants, nonprofits, and the state
Amid Lingering Concerns, State Report on Bail Reform Notes Successes
Colleen O'Dea | April 3, 2019 | Social
A report by the state judiciary shows that fears of ‘chaos’ and ‘mayhem’ have failed to come to fruition
Could L Train Fix Be A Model for Hudson River Tunnel?
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 3, 2019 | Transportation
Officials are exploring process known as ‘racking’ to buy time on the delayed Gateway project
Is NJ Transit Ready for Mass-Transit Armageddon?
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 3, 2019 | Transportation
Lawmaker worries about impacts of having to shut down trans-Hudson train tunnel
All Quiet on Primary Front — with State Assembly Races Topping 2019 Ballot
Colleen O'Dea | April 2, 2019 | Politics
Even with Democratic or Republican contests in more than 40 percent of Assembly districts, mostly party loyalists will turn out, and nominations likely to go those who have the party line
Murphy Pledges ‘More of the Same,’ a Focus on Schools, Transit, Finances
Lee Keough | April 1, 2019 | Politics
In a sit-down with NJ Spotlight, the governor lists his first-year achievements and challenges, and the big issues the state must tackle
NJ Urged to Put More Money and Speed Into 2020 Census Preparations
Colleen O'Dea | April 1, 2019 | Politics
Events take place across the state today to highlight next year’s census, but some advocates are concerned that New Jersey is late to the task and is not spending enough
Murphy to Expand Medical Marijuana if Recreational Bill Not Passed Soon
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | April 1, 2019 | Politics
Governor willing to give Legislature short time to get recreational marijuana ‘done legislatively’ before he pivots to expansion of medical marijuana
State Will Host Campus Sexual-Assault Forums
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | March 29, 2019 | Social
A 2017 report highlights the need for better responses to and prevention of sexual violence
Newark Academy Strives for Top Spot in National Jazz Competition
Raven Santana | NJTV News | March 29, 2019 | More Issues
Talented teenagers from private school in Livingston put their own stamp on the classics
For Young Men of Color in Newark, Life Remains a Struggle
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2019 | Social
Despite homicide rates far higher than their peers statewide, and lower graduation rates, new report also reveals hopes for a better city and a better future
Small Rise in Budget Funding for Big NJ Transit Fiscal Problems
John Reitmeyer | March 27, 2019 | Transportation
Governor continues to allow agency to raid capital funds to help pay for daily operations, a practice he repeatedly criticized former Gov. Chris Christie for authorizing
Trenton Tackles NJ’s Foreclosure Rate, Down but Still Highest in Nation
Colleen O'Dea | March 27, 2019 | Housing
According to state officials, there are 20,000 active foreclosure cases currently making their way through the courts
Up in Smoke: Why Bill to Legalize Weed Was Pulled from Legislative Agenda
Carly Sitrin | March 26, 2019 | Politics
Caucus reveals 21 requisite ‘yes’ votes couldn’t be mustered in the Senate, but measure’s sponsors and leaders say they’ll be back, perhaps as early as May
Making Imprisonment in NJ Easier on Women Prisoners, Families
Colleen O'Dea | March 25, 2019 | Social
‘Prison is truly a shared sentence as children directly suffer from the consequences of their parents’ sentences,’ says Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez
Calls for Reform of NJ Liquor License Laws
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | March 22, 2019 | More Issues
Owners of convenience stores among those looking for chance to sell beer and wine, but current license holders resist changes
NJ Builds on Film Tax Credits with Diversity Incentive
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | March 22, 2019 | More Issues
More than a dozen productions are gearing up to start filming in the state over the next few months
Group May Head Back to Court over Lack of NJ School Desegregation
Colleen O'Dea | March 20, 2019 | Education, Social
A lawsuit filed last year claims residency rules are to blame for lack of diversity in New Jersey public education
Senate and Assembly Committees Vote Out Bill Legalizing Marijuana
Carly Sitrin | March 19, 2019 | Politics
Measure could come to floor vote next week, but some pols disturbed over irregularities during hearings, raise concerns about ‘good governing’
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