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Minimum Wage Hike Battle Back on the Agenda in Trenton

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says he will introduce legislation to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour.

East Orange Calls for Changes to Foreclosure Practices

East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor held a press conference saying he would like government agencies to take working class families into consideration when dealing with foreclosures.

Critics Question Efficacy of NJ Delegation’s Trip to Cuba

Some Cuban-Americans are critical of 10 New Jersey lawmakers taking a trip to the island nation.

Lawmakers Want to Close Corporate Tax Loophole

A group of Democratic senators say a corporate tax loophole takes money from the state and hurts small business owners.

New Deal Curtails Tourist Helicopter Flights But Jersey Side Unimpressed

The NYC Economic Development Corporation and the helicopter industry announced an agreement to drastically reduce the frequency of helicopter tours, but some in New Jersey are upset they weren't consulted and believe the deal doesn't go far enough.

SBA Loans Help Sandy Victims

The Small Business Administration offers loans to both businesses and homeowners who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Work Stoppage Closes NJ Ports

Members of the International Longshoremen's Association walked off the job.

Senate President: Some Are Homeless Because of Dept. of Human Services Decision

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the state Department of Human Services' decision to let two housing assistance pilot programs expire has led to some people's homelessness.

AC Officials Unanimously Pass Resolution to Work with State

Atlantic City officials passed a resolution agreeing to work with the state on a plan for the city's finances, which they're saying isn't a takeover.

Assembly Committees Focus on Poverty

Four Assembly committees spent the day discussing ways to reduce poverty in New Jersey.