Business & Economy

NJ Senate pushes to replenish open space fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is backing a measure that would fund open space preservation in the state over the next 30 years. The Senate voted 35-1 on Thursday to support a constitutional amendment that would allocate a larger chunk ...

New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it ...

Lawmakers send fracking waste ban to Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a ban on storing in the state waste from natural gas drilling. After passage in the Assembly Thursday, the bill heads to Gov. Chris Christie. He previously vetoed a similar bill, saying it ...

Senate, Assembly Approve Democratic Budget

The Democratic budget plan, which the Senate approved, includes a full payment into the pension system while increasing taxes on income over $1 million.

NJ Jewelry Stores Face Charges for Improper Gold Buying Practices

Division of Consumer Affairs inspectors and undercover officers found gold buyers breaking the rules.

Official: Revel Could Turn Around After Bankruptcy

Israel Posner, the executive director of the Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism, says Revel could be re-engineered for revenue generation after its second bankruptcy filing.

CWA NJ Director: NJ’s Suffering Because Christie Hasn’t Reinvested in the State

CWA New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein says New Jersey is suffering because Christie has not reinvested in the state, not because of the pension system.

NJ Technology Council Holds App Forum

Eight of 10 winners who submitted apps to the New Jersey Technology Council Mobile Applications Forum, sponsored by AT&T, were from the Garden State.

Judges: Retirees have right to pension increases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that retired public workers have a right to cost-of-living increases in their pensions. But in an opinion Thursday, a three-judge panel leaves it to a lower court judge to decide ...

New Jersey lawmakers approve budget as veto looms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Both houses of New Jersey's legislature have approved a $34.1 billion state budget that raises some major taxes but makes a full previously agreed-upon payment to pension funds for public employees. Republican Gov. Chris ...