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160627Aron

Lawmakers Debate Gas Tax Hike to Save Transportation Trust Fund

6-27-16
Because Democrats anticipate Gov. Christie will veto a bill that raises the gas tax, they don't want to pass that measure without enough Republican support for an override.
160627Katz

Education Professor Calls Governor’s Fairness Formula ‘Misleading’

6-27-16
Dan Katz, an education professor at Seton Hall University, says Gov. Christie's plan to change the school funding formula doesn't provide equity across the state.
160624Cruz

TTF Plan Clears Committees but Faces Uncertainty in Full Legislature

6-24-16
The Assembly and Senate Budget Committees approved the Transportation Trust Fund plan, which includes a gas tax increase, but Gov. Christie will likely veto the measure and it's unclear if there are enough votes to override that decision.
160623Aron

Lawmakers Debate Raising Gas Tax to Support Transportation Trust Fund

6-23-16
A proposed bill to save the Transportation Trust Fund would raise the gas tax 23 cents per gallon. Although the bill has sponsors from both parties, not all lawmakers are on board.
160623Cruz

Concerns Over Proposed Jet Fuel Tax Hike

6-23-16
Airline industry representatives say raising the jet fuel tax will increase prices for consumers, but some lawmakers say the industry needs to pay its fair share.
160623Hill

Christie Discusses School Funding Plan with South Plainfield Democrats

6-23-16
Gov. Christie visited the home of Paul and Flor Carlisle, who are Democrats, to explain what he believes are the benefits to his proposed school funding formula.
160622Robins

Former NJ Transit Exec. Director on Future of TTF Funding

6-22-16
Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, is hopeful that the Legislature will take action to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.
160621Flanagan

Report: Black Women More Likely to Get Unfavorable Loans

6-21-16
New Jersey Communities United issued a report that says African-American women are 256 percent more likely to get subprime loans than their white male counterparts. And 60 percent of payday loans are made to women with average interest rates of 400 percent.
160621Vannozzi

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.
160620Flanagan

Residents Give Opinions on Pension Payment Amendment

6-20-16
The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard from residents about a proposed ballot question that would change the state constitution to require regular, quarterly payments into the public pension system.