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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.
160620Vannozzi

Sen. Lesniak: Use Retired Judges for Parole Board

6-20-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak wants to eliminate governor appointments to the New Jersey Parole Board and instead use retired judges, which he says will save more than $1 million per year.
160620Delmore

Amazon Helps Community FoodBank of NJ

6-20-16
E-commerce giant Amazon is lending a hand to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in logistics, helping the facility distribute food more quickly.
160617Vannozzi

Senate Dems Talk Transportation Funding on Newark Harbor Tour

6-17-16
Top Senate Democrats toured the Port Newark Harbor, emphasizing their plan to renew the Transportation Trust Fund.
160616Flanagan

Casino Workers Authorize Strike

6-16-16
Unite Here! Local 54 members voted to authorize a strike on July 1 if they don't have a "fair contract". Workers want a raise, secure benefits and to regain concessions.
160615Vannozzi

Sen. Lesniak Proposes Revamp of Jet Fuel Tax

6-15-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak proposed revising the jet fuel tax to include all jet fuel dispensed in the Garden State, not just what is consumed in New Jersey.