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Ruling: Towns Responsible for Affordable Housing in Gap Period

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that municipalities are responsible for making up for affordable housing need incurred from 1999 to 2015, when the Council on Affordable Housing wasn’t effective.

Dem Consensus: Any Plan But Christie’s Plan For School Funding

New Jersey Democrats haven't come up with a unified plan for school funding, but they agree that Gov. Christie's proposal, which he calls the "Fairness Formula," is not the right move for the state.

NJ Lawmakers Concerned About Port Authority Capital Plan

Port Authority executives assured senators the capital plan is a work in progress that includes quarterly monitoring of expenses, but lawmakers are skeptical.

Study: 37 Percent of NJ Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

The latest ALICE study finds that 1.2 million or 37 percent of households in New Jersey can't afford basic needs. And the percentage is climbing, up 31 percent from just over 600,000 households in 2007 to more than 800,000 in 2014.

The Seeing Eye Celebrates 88 Years of Accessibility Work

Founder Morris Frank got the idea for a guide dog from Germany. Blind veterans used them after World War I.

Special Education Schools Worried About DOE Proposals

The state Department of Education is proposing to freeze and cap staff salary at private special needs schools, lower the salary cap for therapists, return revenue from sales of the schools to the public district, lower the caps for website operations and for professional development.

Debate Over Proposed $300M State House Renovation Plan

The state treasurer told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that the State House needs a complete overhaul. But some officials want to see if there's a "no frills" version of upgrades that would suffice.

Assembly Speaker Discusses Drug Treatment, Education Funding

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto discusses what will happen to Medicaid in New Jersey without the Affordable Care Act and education funding following Christie's State of the State.

Retail Chains Close Struggling Stores

Macy’s, Sears and Kmart have closed locations throughout the country and The Limited has shuttered all retail locations nationwide.

Jobs That Employ Mainly Women Growing, But Men Don’t Want Them

Pink-collar jobs, or those that employ a majority of women, are the fastest growing fields. But despite rising unemployment, men don’t want them.