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Christie Blasts Public Employee Pension Plan Ballot Question

6-13-16
Gov. Christie forecasts gloom and doom if voters approve a constitutional amendment to fund public employees' pensions: huge tax increases and deep cuts in spending to reach what he calls a $3 billion tax on 8 million residents.
160610Aron

Bipartisan Proposal: Cut Estate Tax, Raise Gas Tax for Transportation Trust Fund

6-10-16
Lawmakers released plans to pump $20 billion into the Transportation Trust Fund over 10 years by raising the gas tax while also lowering the estate tax.
160610Schmertz

Christie Touts Shore Recovery Amid Trump Questions

6-10-16
Gov. Christie visited Ocean Grove and Asbury Park talking about how far they have come since Hurricane Sandy hit. He also faced questions about his support for Donald Trump.
160609Flanagan

NJ Supreme Court: COLAs Not Guaranteed for Public Workers

6-9-16
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that cost-of-living adjustments for public workers aren’t guaranteed. That’s $13 billion retirees won’t get back.
160608Vannozzi

Differing Views of New Jersey Outmigration

6-8-16
New Jersey Policy Perspective and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association have different views about the reasons people leave the state.
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Regional Plan Association President Outlines Area Challenges

6-8-16
Regional Plan Association President Tom Wright talks about the challenges facing the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and ways to deal with them.
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Fighting to End Homelessness in New Jersey

6-8-16
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey held its fourth community development spotlight where it talked about how to rid the state of homelessness.
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Asm. O’Scanlon Outlines Three-Point Pension Payment Plan

6-7-16
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon wants to keep requiring pension payments but on an annual basis instead of quarterly, overhaul public-sector health benefits to make the pension payments and create a task force to decide the details of reformed health benefit plans.
160606Hill

Working to Stop Wage Theft

6-6-16
New Jersey lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for the passage of a bill that would allow wage theft victims to have their claims heard by the state Labor Department and municipal and superior courts, allow disorderly persons’ charges against violators and increase the statute of limitations to recover unpaid wages from two to six years.
160606Flanagan

Former NJ Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Unlawful’ Practices

6-6-16
A former Uber driver from New Jersey who says he got fed up with low pay, long hours and no overtime has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Uber of “unlawful wage policies and practices.”