Instead of making one payment into the public worker pension funds at the end of the fiscal year, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to have the state make four payments: at the end of September, December, March and June.
The Assembly has voted to extend Urban Enterprise Zone designation in five cities where it's set to expire Dec. 31. The UEZ businesses charge half of the 7 percent sales tax and use that money to bolster economic development.
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced revisions to the superintendent salary cap plan to give districts more flexibility, acknowledging the hardships the policy created but still promoting fiscal efficiency.
A National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report found that Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City have laws on the books to remove the homeless from public view, which it says criminalizes the population for trying to live.
Water company Suez submitted a proposal in June for New York to buy up to 5 million gallons of water a day from New Jersey’s largest reservoir and send it to the Empire State. The current drought is complicating matters.
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