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Port Authority Votes No on Minimum Wage Increase

Newark Airport workers represented by 32BJ SEIU are upset that the Port Authority Board of Commissioners struck down a measure to increase the minimum wage for workers.

Head of Community FoodBank of New Jersey Talks Food Insecurity

In her first year as the head of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Debra Vizzi just finished a Feeding America report and talks about her discoveries.

AAA: Americans Wasted Over $2 Billion on Premium Gas Last Year

A study by AAA found that many Americans are filling their vehicles with premium gas unnecessarily, wasting more than $2 billion in 2015.

NJ Leads Nation in Millennials Living with Parents

New U.S. Census Bureau figures show 47 percent of New Jerseyans ages 18 to 34 live with their parents, the highest of any state in the nation.

Asm. Caputo Wants More Specifics in North Jersey Casino Plan

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo introduced a resolution that urges the Legislature to offer more specifics about revenue two new casinos in northern New Jersey would generate for the state.

Combined Reporting Bill Aims to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

If signed into law, the combined reporting bill would prevent multi-state companies from shifting profits across state lines and paying lower tax rates.

ACLU Challenges Law Enforcement Asset Forfeiture

ACLU-NJ charges the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is illegally suing people to keep their cash and possessions seized by officers on the street.

Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Outlines Economic Proposals

Phil Murphy said he wants to create New Jersey's first public bank, attract new jobs without corporate tax breaks and expand STEM curriculum for K-12 students.

Bill: Forgive Loans If Student Dies or Becomes Permanently Disabled

The Assembly Committee on Higher Education moved a bill forward that would require the Higher Education Student Assistance Agency to forgive debt if a student dies or becomes permanently disabled.

Christie Calls for Demolition of Three Government Buildings in Trenton

Gov. Christie said he is going to demolish the state Health Department building, the Agriculture building and the Division of Taxation building, moving them to a new, smaller state office complex.