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160628Aron

Christie Holds Forum on Proposed ‘Fairness Formula’

6-28-16
Gov. Christie held a forum in Wall Township to tell residents the benefits of his proposal for school aid, which he is calling the Fairness Formula.
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.
160627Flanagan

NJ Senate Passes Strict Standards for Handgun Permits

6-27-16
The Senate voted 22 to 17 to pass a bill that sets very strict standards for New Jersey residents who must show a “justifiable need” to get a permit to carry a handgun.
160627Hill

Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Question Use of Solitary Confinement

6-27-16
The American Friends Service Committee and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees partnered with NYU and found the Essex County Correctional Facility used solitary confinement 446 times over three years and nearly a quarter of the cases were later dismissed.
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.
160624Flanagan

Brexit Vote on Minds at World Refugee Day Celebration

6-24-16
Families, advocates and officials gathered to celebrate World Refugee Day in the long shadow cast by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union -- a vote some call anti-immigrant.
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.