NJ Spotlight put a day-long event on policies to improve New Jersey’s cities and got ideas from former governors, current mayors and dozens of advocates for community schools, immigration, transportation and the environment.
In Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties, center-based care for a child under 18 months is around $10,000 a year, according to a 2013 report by Child Care Aware of New Jersey. In-state tuition at neighboring Stockton University is $13,000.
Credit ratings agency Moody's says the plan to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund will bring challenges to the state going forward. Assemblyman John Wisniewski opposes the tax cuts included in the plan.
Sen. Jen Beck visited a horse farm in Neptune where she pushed the passage of the ballot referendum to expand gaming outside of Atlantic City. She says the move would help the equine industry in the state.
Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced federal legislation, the Student Borrower Higher Education Lending Protection Act, that would forgive student debt in the event of death, permanent disability or should a co-signer die.
Tathiana Carrasco left Panama at 18. While working at BMW, she decided to create a company to repair potholes. She's now CEO and partner at Applique Technologies International, which was nominated by NJBIZ as the Emerging Company of the Year.
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