Credit ratings agency Moody's says the plan to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund will bring challenges to the state going forward. Assemblyman John Wisniewski opposes the tax cuts included in the plan.
Sen. Jen Beck visited a horse farm in Neptune where she pushed the passage of the ballot referendum to expand gaming outside of Atlantic City. She says the move would help the equine industry in the state.
Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced federal legislation, the Student Borrower Higher Education Lending Protection Act, that would forgive student debt in the event of death, permanent disability or should a co-signer die.
Tathiana Carrasco left Panama at 18. While working at BMW, she decided to create a company to repair potholes. She's now CEO and partner at Applique Technologies International, which was nominated by NJBIZ as the Emerging Company of the Year.
Procedural rules prevent the Senate from voting on any bills the same day they’re amended unless three-fourths of the senators agree to do it as an emergency. The next vote on the measures that would raise the gas tax and lower other taxes is scheduled for Friday.
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.
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