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Former Justice Verniero: Pension Ruling is ‘Significant Opinion’

Former New jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero says the Court's ruling on pension funding is significant because it sets the rules for the state budget process for years to come.

Officials Say Newark is Ideal Place for Casino

Elected officials and businesspeople met to talk about the benefits of having a casino complex in Newark.

One-Third of NJ Renters Spend More Than 50% of Income on Rent

Because many people in New Jersey spend more than 50 percent of their income on rent, they often need assistance for other essential items.

Rep. Payne: Jersey Jobs Tour Aims to Help Small Businesses

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. discusses his Jersey Jobs Tour and the importance of creating and maintaining small businesses.

NJ Jobs Program Helps Match Unemployed with Companies

Ready to Work New Jersey helps match unemployed individuals with companies looking to hire.

Dems, Unions Say Money Managers Sucking the Juice Out of State Pension Investments

The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee heard from union representatives and state employees about New Jersey's pension fund performance during a hearing Thursday.

Assembly Committee Holds Hearing on ExxonMobil Settlement in Bayonne

Members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over pollution. Some residents and politicians say the deal goes too easy on the company that polluted Bayonne, Linden and Elizabeth.

Hard Rock Outlines Plans for Meadowlands Casino Complex

Hard Rock International unveiled plans for a casino complex built around the Meadowlands Racetrack. Some New Jersey lawmakers hope to put a question on the ballot in November to permit gaming outside of Atlantic City to make the plans reality.

Business Leaders, Unions Say South Jersey Pipeline Would Be a Boon to Local Economy

Supporters of a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands from South Jersey Gas say it will help the region get rid of a coal-burning plant in favor of a high efficiency gas-burning plant. Opponents say the project will increase global warming pollution.

Democratic Lawmakers Push for North Jersey Casinos

North Jersey lawmakers want a question on the ballot that would let voters permit casinos outside of Atlantic City. They want up to three allowed, possibly in Hudson, Essex and Bergen counties, to recapture the gaming marketshare.