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Conference on Women and Gender Highlights Importance of Activism

Seton Hall University hosted a conference on women and gender that discussed the importance of activism in order to make progress for women's equality and human rights.

Understanding New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief Programs

NJ Spotlight reporter John Reitmeyer talks about the status of various property tax programs in New Jersey and what changes could come from a new administration.

Essex County Effort Brings Health, Wellness Services to Homeless

Project Homeless Connect Day in Essex County gives homeless and needy residents access to services like shelters and recovery centers, plus health screenings, haircuts, manicures, food and clothing.

Trump Cut in Gateway Tunnel Funding Irks Lawmakers

President Trump's budget proposal eliminates federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project, which would replace the old and corroding tunnel for trains between New Jersey and New York.

How to Keep Millennials in New Jersey

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association dedicated an entire day of panels and experts to look at the millennial exodus and the strategies to keep college-bound students learning, living and working in the state.

Law Makes NJ More Attractive to International Businesses

The recently passed International Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Act treats mediated settlements as if they were court judgments, meaning they’re binding. That's welcome news for business owners looking to avoid drawn out legal battles.

Federal Budget Could Cut NJ Job Creation Programs

Gov. Christie signed an agreement bringing all 19 community colleges into an expanded partnership with the state’s Career Connections network to increase those with working certificates and associates degrees or higher. But the federal budget proposal could cut funding for job creation programs.

Parents Call for School Funding Fairness at Budget Hearing

Several parents spoke before the Senate Budget Committee asking lawmakers to increase funding to their school districts.

Disagreement Over Changes to Police, Fire Pensions

Police and fire representatives don't agree on a bill meant to transform the retirement system. The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a plan to transfer management of the pension fund away from the state to a separately run board of trustees.

Booker Blasts President’s Budget, Health Care Priorities

Sen. Cory Booker is traveling to speak out against the president's proposed budget.