The death of Fidel Castro has brought renewed attention to U.S.-Cuba relations. Some Cuban-American lawmakers hope that President-Elect Donald Trump will be tougher on Cuba than President Obama has been.
Instead of making one payment into the public worker pension funds at the end of the fiscal year, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to have the state make four payments: at the end of September, December, March and June.
The Assembly has voted to extend Urban Enterprise Zone designation in five cities where it's set to expire Dec. 31. The UEZ businesses charge half of the 7 percent sales tax and use that money to bolster economic development.
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced revisions to the superintendent salary cap plan to give districts more flexibility, acknowledging the hardships the policy created but still promoting fiscal efficiency.
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