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In Wake of Pittsburgh, Jersey City Killings Murphy Calls for Tighter Gun Laws
John Reitmeyer | October 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor and Attorney General Grewal release anti-violence proposals addressing everything from straw purchasers and ammunition sales to smart guns
GOP Lawmaker Calls on NJ Democrats to Reconsider Middle-Class Tax Cuts
John Reitmeyer | October 29, 2018 | Budget
Assemblyman Anthony Bucco says targeted cuts would prevent ‘bracket creep,’ eliminate a penalty on married couples, and incentivize retirement savings
Work on New Portal Bridge Reaches Milestone, Federal Funding Not Yet in Place
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2018 | Transportation
Preparatory work for new rail bridge over Hackensack River is on schedule, but whether Trump administration will pony up federal share of cost to complete it is not certain
Booker Plan Would Give Every American Baby Something to Bank On
John Reitmeyer | October 25, 2018 | Politics
Every infant in United States would start out in life with a $1,000 savings account, with the poorest collecting annual increases until they’re 18 — according to U.S. Sen Cory Booker
Lawmakers Want to Ease Burden of Fuel-Tax Increase for School Districts
John Reitmeyer | October 24, 2018 | Budget
Measure might bring some financial relief to school districts, but would it just shift the tax burden onto other motorists?
$500M in New State Debt on November Ballot: Will Voters Be as Giving as Ever?
John Reitmeyer | October 23, 2018 | Budget, Elections 2018
General-obligation bonds would fund expansion of vo-techs and other upgrades to educational facilities
Governor Moves from Germany to Israel with High-Tech Sales Pitch for NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 22, 2018 | More Issues
On first overseas trip representing Garden State, Murphy offers New Jersey as ideal location for European businesses to set up U.S. outposts
Plenty of Backers for Big Tax Credit to Rehabilitate Historic Properties in NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 19, 2018 | Housing, Planning
Homeowners and developers would be eligible for incentive, which could be worth up to 25 percent of the cost of a qualified project
New Jersey’s Tax System Ranked among Fairest in the Country
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2018 | Budget
Report by left-leaning institute cites progressive income-tax structure and fact that Garden State doesn’t overly rely on sales tax
Cutting Down on Paper in a Bid to Modernize Local Government in NJ
John Reitmeyer | October 17, 2018 | More Issues
Greater efficiency and savings for taxpayers promised by proponents of a measure ‘that’s really past due’
Governor Responds to Questions about Handling of Sexual-Assault Charge
John Reitmeyer | October 16, 2018 | Politics
Hours before leaving on an overseas economic mission, Murphy announces independent investigation into his administration’s hiring of a man accused of sexual assault
Grewal ‘Proud to Lead’ Latest Challenge to IRS on Federal Tax Changes
John Reitmeyer | October 15, 2018 | Budget
The Internal Revenue Service proposed new rules to stymie ‘blue’ state efforts to get around a federal cap on SALT deductions. Attorneys general reveal how they plan to fight back
Clergy Urge Governor, Lawmakers to Raise Minimum Wage in NJ to $15
John Reitmeyer | October 12, 2018 | Social
With politicians seeming to have become bogged down on issue, religious coalition expresses urgency about addressing Garden State’s widening wage gap
Web Guide to NJ Property Taxes: Everything Except Why They’re So High
John Reitmeyer | October 11, 2018 | Budget
Online guidebook walks residents through all the aspects of property taxes, including how the revenue is divvied up, using easy to understand graphics and examples
Audit of NJ Transit Is In, Governor Pledges It Won’t ‘Collect Dust’
John Reitmeyer | October 10, 2018 | Transportation
Detailed analysis of operational defects, but no definitive solution is offered to agency’s severe financial woes
Countdown to New State Sales Tax on Online Shopping
John Reitmeyer | October 9, 2018 | Budget
The big holiday retail season is almost upon us. Likewise, a new state tax on online sales that’s expected to bring New Jersey hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue
Making Case for Public Bank in NJ, Even as Murphy Plan for It Hasn’t Materialized
John Reitmeyer | October 5, 2018 | Budget
Governor was a big proponent of a state-run bank when on the campaign trail, but he’s said little about it since he’s been in office
Will NJ Employers Be Obligated to Ensure Federal Tax Break for Commuters?
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2018 | Budget
New Jerseyans, like other Americans, can get a nice tax benefit for their commuting costs, but only if their employers sign up for it. State lawmakers want to make that a requirement
Thousands of Amazon Workers in NJ to Benefit from New $15 Minimum Wage
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2018 | Budget
Online retailer will apply increase from November 1. Decision draws out supporters of statewide wage increase, Gov. Phil Murphy included
Murphy’s Technology-Driven Tomorrow Starts with $500M Venture Capital Fund
John Reitmeyer | October 2, 2018 | Budget
In major policy address, governor envisions 300,000 new jobs by 2025, says aggressive clean-energy goals and increased financial aid for community college will help state reach that number
Sweeney Panel Proposes ‘401(k) Pension’ for Some State, Local Workers
John Reitmeyer | October 1, 2018 | Budget
Unions are already mobilizing against key recommendation from Senate President’s fiscal policy experts, who say pension change could save the state billions of dollars
Public Pension Funds Beat Expectations for 2018, Might Be Hard to Repeat
John Reitmeyer | September 28, 2018 | Budget
New Jersey has one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in the country. But it got good news yesterday, with better than expected investment returns
After a Few Glitches, Lucrative Tax Credits for AC Airport Are Almost There
John Reitmeyer | September 28, 2018 | Budget
Plan to diversify the South Jersey economy with a ‘growth zone’ focuses on aviation and technology. But further incentives are up in the air
Temporary Fare Break for Rail Customers as NJ Transit Cuts Services (Temporarily)
John Reitmeyer | September 27, 2018 | Transportation
As agency rushes to install safety equipment, service cuts will affect some of its busiest lines. Fare discount is meant to cushion the blow
State Issues New Rules on SALT Workaround And Gives Warning About IRS
John Reitmeyer | September 26, 2018 | Budget
Attorney General says he will fight IRS in court if need be, as Murphy administration looks to help residents avoid hefty tax hikes because of federal cap on deductions
Bigger NJ Tax on Aviation Fuel Advances, United Airlines Not Pleased
John Reitmeyer | September 25, 2018 | Budget
Millions of dollars in increased revenue eyed to fund extension of PATH train service to Newark airport. United spokesman raises prospect of re-evaluating future investments in New Jersey
NJ Among Most Vulnerable States if Recession Hits — Ratings Analysts
John Reitmeyer | September 24, 2018 | Budget
Moody’s, S&P fault Trenton’s reliance on last-minute scrambling for one-time sources of revenue, inadequate reserves, and absence of sustainable fiscal policies
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’
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
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
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