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GOP Incumbents in 9th District Seem Poised to Easily Fend Off Primary Foes
Meir Rinde | May 28, 2015 | Elections 2015
Little-known opponent says it’s time to shake up status quo, but Assembly members also appear likely to win easy re-election in November
Explainer: What’s Going On at the Delaware River Port Authority?
Meir Rinde | May 26, 2015 | Explainer
A smaller, southern version of the Port Authority of NY/NJ, both in responsibilities and -- unfortunately -- in questionable behavior
‘Moms Clean Air Force’ Lands in Trenton to Spread Word About Kids and Pollution
Meir Rinde | May 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Grassroots group relies on mothers and children to put a human face to environmental problems
NJ Long Shots: Casino Gambling to the North, Sports Betting Statewide
Meir Rinde | May 13, 2015 | More Issues
Horse racing, the gaming industry, and the fate of Atlantic City are all linked by a complex calculus of money and politics
Can ‘Culture of Health’ Initiative Help Cure Camden’s Chronic Ills?
Meir Rinde | May 8, 2015 | Social
Extensive, ambitious coalition seeks to transform quality of life in America’s most dangerous city -- for latchkey kids and homeless residents alike
Transportation Chief Warns Short-Term Funds Won’t Solve Long-Term Problems
Meir Rinde | May 5, 2015 | Transportation
State treasurer’s one-year fiscal fix for depleted Transportation Trust Fund called dangerously inadequate
Bridget Anne Kelly Breaks Long Silence on Bridgegate, Calls Wildstein a ‘Liar’
Meir Rinde | May 2, 2015 | Politics
Former Christie deputy chief of staff indicted on nine counts of conspiracy, asserts she will ‘fight relentlessly’
The List: The Top 10 Multilingual Municipalities in New Jersey
Meir Rinde | April 27, 2015 | The List
The Garden State attracts residents from around the world, and they speak a wealth of tongues, from Arabic to Urdu
Moving Cargo at NJ Ports Will Take Much More Than Container Ships
Meir Rinde | April 20, 2015 | Transportation
Creating jobs at Port Elizabeth/Port Newark is partly a matter of streamlined hiring processes -- and very much a matter of infrastructure
Judge Upholds Municipal Sick-Leave Laws, Clears Way for Proliferation
Meir Rinde | April 17, 2015 | Healthcare, Politics, Social
Business associations argue that letting towns make own laws would create statewide patchwork of rules and regulations
Judge Sets Stage for Release of Grand Jury Records to Christie Whistleblower
Meir Rinde | April 13, 2015 | Politics
Former Hunterdon County assistant prosecutor says public records requests show state has already paid $800,000 to private law firm for this case
Ex-Hunterdon Prosecutor Heads Back to Court to Obtain Grand Jury Records
Meir Rinde | April 9, 2015 | Politics
After five years, Bennett Barlyn is still seeking sealed documents he says will prove political interference in dismissed cases and his own termination
Uber Tries to Steer Clear of New Rules and Regulations in Garden State
Meir Rinde | April 7, 2015 | Transportation
Assembly committee approves bill that would require Uber drivers to carry more insurance, satisfy police background checks
Christie Wants State Supreme Court to Intervene in $1.6B Pension Case
Meir Rinde | April 1, 2015 | Politics
Administration argues there's no time for appellate division to rule on earlier decision, wants to move ahead to state's top court immediately
Christie’s Transportation Record Assailed as Short-Sighted, Short of Cash
Meir Rinde | March 30, 2015 | Transportation
Transit-related decisions on Christie’s watch, critics argue, have managed to disappoint some Democrats and Republicans
Dems Threaten ‘Legislative Veto’ to Ease Restrictions on Medical Marijuana
Meir Rinde | March 27, 2015 | Healthcare, Politics
For some NJ legislators, the problem with the state’s medical marijuana program is the law itself
Atlantic City’s Emergency Managers Need More Time to Come up With Plan
Meir Rinde | March 25, 2015 | Politics
Critics contend that just-released report does nothing to move troubled resort city closer to financial stability
Explainer: Will NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Ever Get to Bergen County?
Meir Rinde | March 24, 2015 | Transportation, Explainer
Plans are afoot, though not necessarily in place, to establish a single-seat, 33-minute ride from Hoboken Terminal to Englewood Hospital
The List: 10 of the Top Skateboard Parks in the Garden State
Meir Rinde | March 16, 2015 | The List
From taco jumps and hubba ledges to pump humps and snake runs, NJ can deliver whatever skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for
Gauging the Health of Sick-Leave Mandates Adopted by Some Municipalities in NJ
Meir Rinde | March 6, 2015 | Politics
Cities and towns across the state have implemented sick-leave laws, but business groups are taking their objections to court
NJ Transit’s Plan to Close $80M Budget Gap: Increase Fares and Cut Back Service
Meir Rinde | March 4, 2015 | Transportation
Riders will most likely beef, but higher fares should prove steadier source of income than budget diversions that have been used since 2010
Fine Print: Can Kean's Proposed Bill Bring Real Reform to Port Authority?
Meir Rinde | March 3, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Bill incorporates best of legislation vetoed by Christie and Cuomo, as well as suggestions from their Special Panel on the Port Authority
Judge Rules Against Christie Administration in State-Employee Pension Case
Meir Rinde | February 24, 2015 | Budget, Politics
State on the hook for seven years of increasing payments, as spelled out in the administration’s signature pension-reform law
Port Authority Claims It Can Clean Its Own House, While Legislators Push Reform Bill
Meir Rinde | February 20, 2015 | Politics
Lawmakers in NJ and NY work to resurrect reform measures vetoed by both Christie and Cuomo
Chris Christie’s Presidential Hopes Hover Over This Year’s State Budget Haggling
Meir Rinde | February 20, 2015 | Budget
Will governor push for estate-tax cut popular with GOP conservatives while agreeing to gas-tax hike to replenish Transportation Trust Fund?
Explainer: Legislators in Two States Push to Reform the NY-NJ Port Authority
Meir Rinde | February 17, 2015 | Transportation, Explainer
Working on parallel paths and with identical bills, lawmakers struggle to bring transparency and accountability to the agency that gave Bridgegate to the world
Fed Probe of Administration Apparently Not Targeting Gov. Christie Directly
Meir Rinde | February 9, 2015 | Politics
U.S. Attorney digs deeper into problems at Port Authority, subpoenas former chairman Samson’s travel records
Will New Jersey Drivers Pay More at the Pump to Refuel Transportation Trust Fund?
Meir Rinde | February 5, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Sweeney, Dems close to proposal to bring to governor; state transportation commissioner optimistic deal can be struck
GOP Celebrates Itself -- and Statehouse Aspirations -- at Grand Party in Atlantic City
Meir Rinde | February 3, 2015 | Politics
Assembly Republicans gather in financially strapped resort town to talk politics, policy, and psych themselves up for 2015 elections
Administration Clears Christie’s Fellow Governor and Ally in Pay-to-Play Case
Meir Rinde | January 30, 2015 | Politics
No explanation offered why report of investigative committee was not released in late November when it was originally wrapped up
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