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160613Aron

Lawmakers Present 10-Year Transportation Trust Fund Plan

6-13-16
The bipartisan Transportation Trust Fund plan would raise the gas tax by as much as 23 cents per gallon while phasing out the estate tax.
160613Hill

Christie Blasts Public Employee Pension Plan Ballot Question

6-13-16
Gov. Christie forecasts gloom and doom if voters approve a constitutional amendment to fund public employees' pensions: huge tax increases and deep cuts in spending to reach what he calls a $3 billion tax on 8 million residents.
160610Aron

Bipartisan Proposal: Cut Estate Tax, Raise Gas Tax for Transportation Trust Fund

6-10-16
Lawmakers released plans to pump $20 billion into the Transportation Trust Fund over 10 years by raising the gas tax while also lowering the estate tax.
160610Flanagan

Railway Criticized for Storing Flammable Gas in Tankers

6-10-16
Morristown and Erie Railway is storing butane and propane in tankers along the tracks, which is drawing criticism from Morris County officials and homeowners who weren't notified of the plan.
160610Schmertz

Christie Touts Shore Recovery Amid Trump Questions

6-10-16
Gov. Christie visited Ocean Grove and Asbury Park talking about how far they have come since Hurricane Sandy hit. He also faced questions about his support for Donald Trump.
160610TTF

Senators Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Transportation Trust Fund

6-10-16
Sens. Paul Sarlo and Steve Oroho announced that they have reached a bipartisan agreement to fund a 10-year, $20 billion Transportation Trust Fund.
160609Vannozzi

Senate President Proposes Changes to School Funding Formula

6-9-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced legislation that would reallocate how school funding money is spent.
160609Delmore

Controversy Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Fentanyl

6-9-16
Sen. Cory Booker, the ACLU and others oppose a proposal to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for fentanyl, saying imposing a five-year jail term for two grams of the drug punishes addicts instead of distributors.
160608Aron

New Jersey Democrats Look to Unify for Presidential Race

6-8-16
After Hillary Clinton won the New Jersey primary and is being called the presumptive nominee, Democrats in the state are calling for Bernie Sanders and his supporters to get behind her for the general election to defeat Donald Trump.
160608Wright

Regional Plan Association President Outlines Area Challenges

6-8-16
Regional Plan Association President Tom Wright talks about the challenges facing the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and ways to deal with them.