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The Babies in New Jersey Who Start Out with ‘Odds Stacked Against Them’
Colleen O'Dea | July 30, 2018 | Social
Advocacy group’s first-ever population report on NJ’s infants and toddlers highlights their higher rate of relative poverty, and vulnerability to health and safety problems
Rule Allowing State Workers to Donate Unused Leave to Co-Workers to be Made Law
John Reitmeyer | July 30, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Loretta Weinberg behind effort to legally codify New Jersey’s donated-leave policy, which has been praised for promoting teamwork
ACLU-NJ Sues School Districts for Asking About Immigration Status
John Mooney and Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2018 | Education, Social
Attorney argues that districts illegally request photo licenses or state ID cards to prevent students from registering for schools
Radio Station Suspends Hosts for Using Racial Slur Against State Attorney General
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2018 | Politics, Social
Politicians of every stripe jump to support AG Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh-American in the country to hold such a position
Grewal Tries to Block Texas Company’s Release of Plans for 3-D Guns on Internet
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2018 | Social
AG orders company to ‘cease and desist’ from making computer files available online that NJ residents could use to ‘print’ their own guns
A Critical Question for NJ Towns: What Do You Do with a Dying Mall?
NJTV News | July 27, 2018 | Planning
There are more than 30 enclosed malls dotted across the Garden State — many in trouble — but some experts insist they can be given a new lease on life
Justice Anne Patterson Reconfirmed for State Supreme Court
NJTV News | July 27, 2018 | More Issues
Christie appointee sails smoothly through Senate committee review. It appears there’s less drama in court with Murphy in governor’s office
Charges of Racism Leveled at Assembly Hearing on Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | July 26, 2018 | Housing
Claims that towns don’t have adequate infrastructure or large enough school systems to meet steep housing obligations dismissed as economic segregation
Hoping for the Next Google, State Will Help Pay Rent of Startups and Tech Firms
John Reitmeyer | July 26, 2018 | More Issues
Keen to make New Jersey hospitable to new cutting-edge businesses, governor announces modest incentives he says could be beefed up if they deliver results
State Suspends Low-Level Marijuana Cases Until September — For a Start
Carly Sitrin | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Attorney General says decision buys time for working group to advise on prosecutorial authority and downgrading of charges. Directive does not extend to law enforcement
Booker Leads NJ Opposition to Census Question on Citizenship
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2018 | Politics
Senator calls proposal ‘shameful attempt to inject nativist, bigoted politics’ into population count. New Jersey groups mobilize to stop it
NJ Picked as ‘Learning Lab’ to Improve State Services Using Digital Technology
John Reitmeyer | July 25, 2018 | More Issues
Better information for NJ Transit riders, a more efficient Newark Airport. These and other government initiatives are promised
Sweeney Maneuvers to Strip Governor of Key Budget Power, Denies It’s Hostile
John Reitmeyer | July 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor has sole authority to certify revenues. But, if Senate President is successful, that won’t be the case for much longer
New Law Requiring Candidates to Provide Email Helps Voters Stay Connected
Colleen O'Dea | July 24, 2018 | Politics
Governor puts his signature to bill finally ending state’s inefficient, ineffective reliance on snail mail to reach candidates
Attorney General Just Says ‘No’ to Decriminalizing Marijuana in Jersey City
Carly Sitrin | July 23, 2018 | Politics
AG’s stance surprises some, given Murphy administration’s support for legalizing cannabis use
Latest NJ Court Move: Huge Number of Old Warrants Could be Quashed
Colleen O'Dea | July 23, 2018 | More Issues
Following fast on recommendations for major reforms in municipal courts, panel of judges will review hundreds of thousands of warrants
Dems Crush GOP Candidates in Congressional Money Race
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
Hand-over-fist fundraising fills Democratic campaign coffers for upcoming congressional race
Tammy Murphy Says She’s Team Player, Not Co-Governor
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
First Lady happy to work behind scene on issues concerning environment and New Jersey’s mother-infant mortality rates
Changes Suggested to Marijuana Bill Don’t Wilt Opposition
NJTV News | July 19, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Ron Rice, leader of Legislative Black Caucus, remains steadfast against measure
Municipal Courts too Quick to Levy Fines and Need Major Reforms — Report
Colleen O'Dea | July 18, 2018 | More Issues
New Jersey’s 515 municipal courts collected over $400 million last year. New report concludes system is due for an overhaul that prioritizes impartial justice over making money
NJ, Other States File Suit to Quash Federal Curbing of SALT Deduction
John Reitmeyer | July 18, 2018 | Politics
GOP’s overhaul of tax policies last year dealt harsh blow to New Jersey, other states by placing $10,000 limit on key tax write-off. New lawsuit says cap violates the Constitution
Can ‘Opportunity Zones’ Help Revitalize NJ’s Distressed Towns and Cities?
John Reitmeyer | July 17, 2018 | Politics
New federal program bets investors will be willing to put their money in designated zones in return for significant tax breaks down the line
NJ Wine Growers Say Road Signage Prohibitions Are Keeping Them Hidden
Carly Sitrin | July 17, 2018 | More Issues
Quality and quantity of Garden State wine on the upswing, but producers lament rules that limit their use of signs
NJ’s Congressional Delegation Shocked at Trump’s Remarks
NJTV News | July 17, 2018 | Politics
‘Disturbing,’ ‘shameful,’ and ‘wrong’ among the adjectives senior politicians used to describe president’s performance alongside Putin
How to Repair NJ Transit — Start with the Top Brass
John Reitmeyer | July 16, 2018 | Transportation
Money isn’t enough. New report suggests governing board of beleaguered transportation agency needs significant reform
Last Week Was Bad for Republicans in South Jersey
WNYC News | July 16, 2018 | Politics
Seth Grossman, GOP candidate in 2nd congressional district, accused of promulgating racist material
NJ Renews Funding for McGreevey’s Prisoner Re-Entry Program
Carly Sitrin | July 13, 2018 | Social
Former governor celebrates fresh grants, including one that helps people get jobs in construction
Republicans Want to Wrest Control of Affordable Housing from NJ Courts
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2018 | Housing
Judges have overseen agreements that could lead to construction of tens of thousands of homes. Their ‘micromanaging’ of process is a problem for GOP leader
NJ Agencies Try to Calm Trump Hostility to Gateway Project
John Reitmeyer | July 10, 2018 | Transportation
Port Authority takes over more aspects of trans-Hudson tunnel, NJ Transit confirms extra money for Portal Bridge. But is President’s enmity toward New York Senator Chuck Schumer the real impediment?
U.S. Third Circuit Decides in Favor of New Jersey Criminal-Justice Reform
Colleen O'Dea | July 10, 2018 | Social
In ruling, judge upholds state’s 2014 determination to eliminate monetary bail as prerequisite for release from jail
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