Business & Economy

Lawmakers upset about Super Bowl sales tax deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state senators are bristling upon getting confirmation that the state government reimbursed the NFL because the league refuses to pay sales taxes on Super Bowl tickets and parking. State Sen. Anthony Bucco says the ...

Loveman: Too many casinos in AC; closures needed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment says Atlantic City has too many casinos, and that one or more needs to close. Gary Loveman says Atlantic City has been the biggest problem for the global casino company for the last ...

Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names. Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal ...

NJ prevents $7.4M in fraudulent tax refunds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State auditors in New Jersey have prevented $7.4 million in fraudulent tax refunds this year, including some filed on behalf of taxpayers who died. The state Taxation Division says it halted payments of $4.6 million based on ...

Poll: US split on legal pot, against online bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that Americans are split over whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. But the poll finds them solidly opposed to online gambling. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll ...

New Jersey looks to cut costs amid big shortfall

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state treasurer says the state is looking for ways to cut its budget between now and the end of June to fill an $800 million budget gap. Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff appeared Thursday before the Senate's budget ...

Assembly Budget Committee Questions State Treasurer About Shortfall

Democrats on the Assembly Budget Committee pressed State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff about how he plans to close an $800 million budget shortfall.

Taxpayers Paying for Internal GWB Review

The legal bills for the internal GWB lane closure review are being paid for by taxpayer money and whatever the Christie administration can raise through campaign funds.

Recreational Fishermen Worry Beach Replenishment Will Ruin Fishing Conditions

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to notch up jetties as part of a beach replenishment project, which recreational fishermen say will destroy conditions where they currently fish.

NJ Transit launches quiet cars on Hoboken trains

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has launched a quiet car program during off-peak hours on trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. Passengers can escape the noise of cellphone conversations and personal electronics between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on ...