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Trenton’s TTF Compromise Leaves No One Happy, Threatens Budget Hole

Gov. Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Prieto reached a deal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund for eight years that includes a gas tax increase and a small sales tax decrease.

Summit Partners with Uber for Commuter Pilot Program

NJ Transit commuters with parking passes at the Summit station will be able to take Uber for free to and from the station in a new pilot program. Summit officials believe the program will be beneficial for the city by freeing up parking spots for others who will pay to park and do business there.

Christie Announces Transportation Trust Fund Deal with 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Gov. Christie announced a Transportation Trust Fund deal, which will increase the gas tax by 23 cents and cut the state sales tax.

Rutgers Launches Food Pantry for Students

Rutgers New Brunswick has opened a food pantry this fall to help students in need of food.

Bill Would Stop Businesses from Prohibiting Negative Online Reviews

Congressman Leonard Lance is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban business contracts for goods or services that don't allow negative or truthful reviews and give the Federal Trade Commission enforcement over the issue, without affecting a company’s right to sue for libel or slander.

Atlantic City MUA Plans to Buy Bader Field, Despite Being Collateral for State Loan

Atlantic City officials announced a plan for the Municipal Utilities Authority to borrow money to buy the city’s old airstrip Bader Field for no less than $100 million. The MUA is listed as collateral for a $73 million bridge loan from the state that Atlantic City hasn't paid back.

Self-Driving Cars Raise Privacy Concerns

Privacy advocates worry about the amount of data self-driving cars collect and how that data is being used.

Our Turn NJ Suspends Ad Campaign for North Jersey Casinos

After polls have found the majority of New Jerseyans oppose expanding gaming in the state, Our Turn NJ has suspended its ad campaign for voters to approve North Jersey casinos in November.

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.