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160421Voyticki

High Schoolers Teach Elementary School Students Financial Literacy

4-22-16
Junior Achievement of New Jersey trains high school students to teach financial literacy to their younger peers in elementary school.
160421Flanagan

Senate Committee Hears About AC’s Financial Woes

4-21-16
The Senate Appropriations Committee heard from Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles Richman about how Atlantic City's financial situation came to be.
160420Aron

Prieto, Sweeney Discuss AC’s Future with No Agreement

4-20-16
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate President Steve Sweeney are still at odds over Atlantic City's future. The two met without coming to any agreement.
160420Guardian

Mayor Guardian Discusses Atlantic City’s Progress

4-20-16
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian discusses the current state of Atlantic City as officials work to save its economy.
160420Hill

Lawmakers Question State Education Spending

4-20-16
The Christie administration has proposed increasing school spending by $548 million for next year, but Democrats accused the state of poorly running the Paterson schools for decades.
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.