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Moody’s, Critics Worry About Affordability of TTF Plan

10-13-16
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.
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Equine Industry Promotes ‘Yes’ Vote in Order to Restore Subsidies

10-12-16
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.
161012Vannozzi

HELP Act: Forgive Student Loans for Ill or Deceased Borrowers

10-12-16
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.
161011Vannozzi

What Life is Like for a Low Wage Worker

10-11-16
Nancy Vazquez works as a skycap at Newark Airport. She says it's difficult to survive on her low wages in New Jersey.
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Panama Immigrant Tathiana Carrasco Has Successful Pothole Repair Company

10-11-16
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.
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Trump Taj Mahal Closes Doors Becoming Fifth Casino to Fold

10-10-16
The Trump Taj Mahal has closed its doors leaving some 2,800 workers in Atlantic City, who were previously on strike, without jobs.
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Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Hike to Replenish Transportation Trust Fund

10-7-16
Members of the Senate and Assembly debated for hours before voting to renew New Jersey’s bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund and pay for it by hiking the gas tax 23 cents.
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Transportation Trust Fund Vote Delayed Until Friday

10-5-16
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.
161004Vannozzi

Legislators, Progressive Groups Rally Against TTF Deal

10-4-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak is among those opposing an agreement for the Transportation Trust Fund that would increase the gas tax while eliminating the estate tax and lowering the sales tax.
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Trenton’s TTF Compromise Leaves No One Happy, Threatens Budget Hole

10-3-16
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.