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Mark J. Magyar

Buono’s Running Mate Comes Out of Powerhouse National Union
Mark J. Magyar | July 29, 2013 | Politics
Milly Silva’s SEIU is nation’s most politically active union, but how much will it help her?
Democrats Putting Big Money Into Battle for Legislature
Mark J. Magyar | July 26, 2013 | Politics
Independent group aligned with Norcross fighting to keep majority even if Christie wins by landslide.
Strict Fiscal Oversight Keeps New Jersey Cities Out Of Bankruptcy
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2013 | Budget, More Issues, Politics
Detroit’s fiscal disaster raises questions about adequacy of state pension funding.
Buono: Running Without Backing of New Jersey's Old-Boys Network
Mark J. Magyar | July 15, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
New Jersey’s party-boss structure keeps women down, political experts say.
Christie’s Claims About Reducing ‘One-Shots’ Overstated
Mark J. Magyar | July 9, 2013 | Budget
With federal stimulus aid deducted, Corzine relied less on nonrecurring state revenues and fiscal gimmicks than Christie, analysis shows.
Raids on Dedicated Funds Climb Under Christie
Mark J. Magyar | July 8, 2013 | Budget, More Issues, Politics
Governor relied on fund diversions more than Corzine, but less than McGreevey.
Sweeney: More Compromise Budgets Likely in Years Ahead
Mark J. Magyar | June 25, 2013 | Budget
Built-in rise in pension payments means ‘there’s no money’ to fight over, Senate president says.
Democrats Move Compromise Budget Despite Revenue Concerns
Mark J. Magyar | June 21, 2013 | Budget
Budget committee chiefs not sold on treasurer’s projections, but hope he’s right.
‘Solid South’ Cements Booker as Frontrunner
Mark J. Magyar | June 20, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Senate race pits ‘new Democrats’ against ‘Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.’
For Buono, Party Leadership Fight Was Battle for Survival
Mark J. Magyar | June 14, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Currie inherits divided party, unprecedented challenge of two statewide elections 20 days apart.
Booker, Pallone, Holt Lining Up For U.S. Senate Race
Mark J. Magyar | June 5, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Christie decision to hold special election this year sets up Democratic battle royale.
In Death as in Life, Battle Over Lautenberg Seat May Go to High Court
Mark J. Magyar | June 4, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Christie won’t want Senate race on November ballot because it would help Democratic chances.
Former Governors' Biggest Regret: Failure to Turn Around Urban Schools
Mark J. Magyar | May 31, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Preservation of Pinelands and Highlands, open space initiatives earn bipartisan praise.
OLS's $760M Revenue Gap Undercuts Tax Cut Talk
Mark J. Magyar | May 21, 2013 | Budget
Despite income tax surge and unemployment drop, Christie's revenue projections again come up short.
Paterson Keys Heritage Tourism to Strike Centennial
Mark J. Magyar | May 20, 2013 | More Issues, Social
New national park joins museums, universities to commemorate 1913 strike.
Christie Crows Over Unemployment Drop, Revenue Growth
Mark J. Magyar | May 17, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent, revenues sufficient to avoid further cuts.
Democrats Hammer Rise in Net Property Taxes Under Christie
Mark J. Magyar | May 10, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
But Community Affairs chief says systemic reforms, cuts in total tax rate are key.
Democrats Attack Potential Privatization of Motor Vehicle Inspections
Mark J. Magyar | May 8, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
But Motor Vehicles chief says new contract pushes off privatization option for three years.
NJ Needs to Step Up Future Funding for Higher Education, University Presidents Warn
Mark J. Magyar | May 7, 2013 | Education
State's colleges educating 55,000 more students with $303 million less state money than in 2006.
Net Property Tax Increase Much Higher Under Christie Than Corzine
Mark J. Magyar | May 6, 2013 | Budget
Christie's rebate cuts result in 18.6 percent increase in net property taxes that hits those making under $150,000.
Un-Civil Wars: Christie Administration Pushing for Sweeping Civil Service Changes
Mark J. Magyar | May 1, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Rebuffed by Legislature, Christie goes for major regulatory changes through Civil Service Commission.
NJ Pols Not Likely to Face Up to Fiscal Crisis Before 2017
Mark J. Magyar | April 29, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Good news, not bad, plays well with voters in election year, according to political scientists.
Digging a Deeper Hole: Failure to Fund Infrastructure Exacerbates Long-Term Fiscal Crisis
Mark J. Magyar | April 23, 2013 | More Issues, Transportation
Pension gap, unfunded retiree health benefits, high debt and rising Medicaid bills make it hard for state to even begin to meet $70 billion infrastructure need.
Embattled Barchi Defends Rutgers-UMDNJ Merger, Leadership
Mark J. Magyar | April 19, 2013 | Education
Democratic budget chair criticizes lack of budget detail, while faculty question Barchi’s intentions for Rutgers' future.
Property Tax Politics: Christie Revives Tax Cut with New Twist
Mark J. Magyar | April 16, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
Sweeney takes ‘wait and see’ approach, Buono says Christie should hike taxes on millionaires
Treasury vs. OLS, Round 2: Rosen Warns of $637 Million Revenue Gap
Mark J. Magyar | April 5, 2013 | Budget
For second straight year, OLS budget expert projects lower revenues than Sidamon-Eristoff.
Unemployment Emerging as Major Issue in Governor’s Race
Mark J. Magyar | April 1, 2013 | More Issues, Politics
NJ jobless rate higher than national average and neighboring states still a vulnerability for Christie.
Christie’s Luck: Income Tax Surge Bails Out Budget
Mark J. Magyar | March 12, 2013 | Budget
The rich get richer, fattening Treasury’s coffers, but how long will it last?
Christie Plugging Transportation Trust Fund Hole With Bond Premiums One-Shot
Mark J. Magyar | March 4, 2013 | Budget
Borrowing for TTF under Christie will be at record high, pay-as-you-go financing at all-time low.
Budget Games: How Christie Plugged $3 Billion Structural Deficit
Mark J. Magyar | February 27, 2013 | Budget
Governor banks on one-shots, property-tax rebate delay, Medicaid savings, and Internet gaming to bridge budget gap
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