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Debate Over Minimum Wage Goes On

Although Gov. Christie vetoed a minimum wage increase this year, lawmakers, business leaders and worker advocates are still debating increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Asm. Judiciary Committee Reviews Atlantic City Recovery Plan

Atlantic City officials have approved a recovery plan that needs state approval. If state officials reject the plan, city representatives say they will appeal that ruling.

Atlantic City Officials Narrowly Approve Fiscal Plan

City Council members voted five in favor of the Atlantic City recovery plan, three against and one abstained. The state of New Jersey has five days to approve or reject it.

Mercer County Officials Warn of Renter Scams

Many have been swindled by people posing as landlords or agents who rent out properties without the rights. A Mercer County task force is working to address the problem.

Atlantic City Council to Vote on Five-Year Recovery Plan

On the verge of a state takeover, members of the Atlantic City council will vote on a five-year recovery plan that, if adopted, will hopefully help city finances.

What a Minimum Wage Increase Means to Small Businesses

While some small business owners say a $15 minimum wage would be such a financial burden they might have to close their doors, others say the effect would be minimal.

Casino Expansion Advocates Fear Future of Horse Racing in NJ

Polling makes it seem all but certain that voters will reject the expansion of casinos in New Jersey. Supporters say that decision will significantly impact the horse racing industry in New Jersey.

Going from Grape to Glass at Willow Creek Winery

Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May grows 13 varieties of grapes for its wine. Southern New Jersey has a climate similar to Bordeaux, France.

NJ Spotlight on Cities Focuses on Policies

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.

Tackling the High Costs of Child Care

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.