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160420Brindle

ELEC Exec. Dir.: Three Ballot Questions Will Drive Up Special Interest Spending

4-20-16
Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle expects special interest groups to spend $80 million to $100 million to push their opinions on three ballot questions ahead of the November election.
160419Vannozzi

Senate Budget Chairman Calls for Increasing Gas Tax

4-19-16
Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo outlined a plan for funding transportation in the next state budget, which includes raising the gas tax, which would increase prices at the pump or the refineries.
160418Flanagan2

Investing in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

4-18-16
A recent engineering study put an $8 billion price tag on repairing all of New Jersey’s drinking water infrastructure. Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced legislation to infuse an extra $25 billion into the federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund -- $5 billion a year over five years.
160418Hill

Lawmakers Hear From Acting NJ Health Commissioner

4-18-16
New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Cathleen Bennett spoke at the Assembly Budget Committee hearing, discussing a variety of topics, including action taken regarding the Zika virus, lead, tobacco, cancer research, opiate abuse, hospital acquisitions, reimbursement and charity care.
160415Orton

Newark Extends Hotel Tax to Airbnb Stays

4-15-16
Mayor Ras Baraka announced that Newark is working with Airbnb to extend the city's 6 percent hotel tax to the website's rentals.
160415Flanagan

NJ Motorists Will Soon Have to Pay for Emissions Re-Inspection

4-15-16
New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission is doing away with the tailpipe emissions test May 1 and within a few months, motorists who fail the new emissions test will have to pay to get re-inspected.
160414Flanagan

Christie Touts Job Creation Program, NJ’s Economy

4-14-16
Gov. Christie was at Union County College to discuss Talent Development Centers, which are meant to be pipelines to new or better jobs.
160414Vannozzi

Lawmakers Continue to Have Different Plans for Atlantic City Recovery

4-14-16
The Assembly Judiciary Committee met to amend Speaker Vincent Prieto's bill to rescue Atlantic City, but Senate President Steve Sweeney also has a proposal put forward.
160414Hill

Senators Question Higher Education Spending in State Budget

4-14-16
The Christie administration is proposing cuts to the Educational Opportunity Fund and to the state's senior public institutions.
160414Levinson

Supportive Housing Association Director: NJ Needs More Affordable Housing

4-14-16
Supportive Housing Association Executive Director Gail Levinson says New Jersey needs more affordable housing options, particularly for the developmentally disabled.