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Sen. Sweeney Gives Christie D- For Sandy Fund Distribution

4-24-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney says he gives Gov. Chris Christie a D- at best for his distribution of Sandy recovery funds.
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Postal Workers Picket Against Staples Pilot Program

4-24-14
Postal workers are rallying against a postal services partnership with Staples, which is offering mail, stamps and other services as part of a pilot program.
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Politicians Introduce Legislation to Reform DRPA

4-24-14
Both Democrats and Republicans have introduced bi-state legislation to significantly reform the Delaware River Port Authority.

NJ rejects offshore windmill project for 2nd time

4-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered. The state Board ...
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NJ Policy Perspective Pres.: Transportation Fund Is Broken

4-24-14
NJ Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes says that New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund is broken and could be insolvent next year.

Port Authority invites online feedback on reforms

4-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to hear from you — if you have suggestions on how to reform the battered agency. The agency has set up an online feedback link on its website for the public to provide ...

Christie writes piece praising Walker

4-24-14
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is singing the praises of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014. Both Christie and Walker are considering 2016 presidential ...

NJ, Pa. lawmakers propose bridge agency changes

4-24-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are proposing changes to the Delaware River Port Authority, which runs four bridges connecting the two states in the Philadelphia area. The bills to be introduced in the legislatures of ...

Ex prosecutor, NJ professor to head NYC rent board

4-24-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed a law professor and former federal prosecutor to head the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. The mayor's office said Thursday that Rachel Godsil specializes in housing, land use and social ...