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Sen. Lesniak: Use Retired Judges for Parole Board

Sen. Ray Lesniak wants to eliminate governor appointments to the New Jersey Parole Board and instead use retired judges, which he says will save more than $1 million per year.

Amazon Helps Community FoodBank of NJ

E-commerce giant Amazon is lending a hand to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in logistics, helping the facility distribute food more quickly.

Senate Dems Talk Transportation Funding on Newark Harbor Tour

Top Senate Democrats toured the Port Newark Harbor, emphasizing their plan to renew the Transportation Trust Fund.

Casino Workers Authorize Strike

Unite Here! Local 54 members voted to authorize a strike on July 1 if they don't have a "fair contract". Workers want a raise, secure benefits and to regain concessions.

Sen. Lesniak Proposes Revamp of Jet Fuel Tax

Sen. Ray Lesniak proposed revising the jet fuel tax to include all jet fuel dispensed in the Garden State, not just what is consumed in New Jersey.

Fewer NJ Kids Living in Poverty, But Many in Low-Income Families

The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.

Sen. Beck: New Jerseyans ‘Absolutely Opposed’ to 23-Cent Gas Tax Hike

Sen. Jennifer Beck was at a rally in Freehold to speak out against a proposal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund with a 23-cent gas tax increase. She has outlined a plan for the TTF that wouldn't raise the gas tax.

Disagreement Over How to Help Puerto Rico with Debt Crisis

The House passed the Promesa Bill to help Puerto Rico pay its debt, but some say it's not the right action to take for the island.

Lawmakers Present 10-Year Transportation Trust Fund Plan

The bipartisan Transportation Trust Fund plan would raise the gas tax by as much as 23 cents per gallon while phasing out the estate tax.

Christie Blasts Public Employee Pension Plan Ballot Question

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.