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160616Flanagan

Casino Workers Authorize Strike

6-16-16
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.
160615Vannozzi

Sen. Lesniak Proposes Revamp of Jet Fuel Tax

6-15-16
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.
160610Delmore

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

6-15-16
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.
160614Cruz

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

6-14-16
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.
160514Flanagan

Disagreement Over How to Help Puerto Rico with Debt Crisis

6-14-16
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.
160613Aron

Lawmakers Present 10-Year Transportation Trust Fund Plan

6-13-16
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.
160613Hill

Christie Blasts Public Employee Pension Plan Ballot Question

6-13-16
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.
160610Aron

Bipartisan Proposal: Cut Estate Tax, Raise Gas Tax for Transportation Trust Fund

6-10-16
Lawmakers released plans to pump $20 billion into the Transportation Trust Fund over 10 years by raising the gas tax while also lowering the estate tax.
160610Schmertz

Christie Touts Shore Recovery Amid Trump Questions

6-10-16
Gov. Christie visited Ocean Grove and Asbury Park talking about how far they have come since Hurricane Sandy hit. He also faced questions about his support for Donald Trump.
160609Flanagan

NJ Supreme Court: COLAs Not Guaranteed for Public Workers

6-9-16
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that cost-of-living adjustments for public workers aren’t guaranteed. That’s $13 billion retirees won’t get back.