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Charter Schools at Center of ‘Fairness Formula’ Debate

7-1-16
Gov. Christie has touted charter school success to justify his plan for school aid in New Jersey. Opponents say charter schools don't have the same challenges as traditional public schools, but administrators of those educational institutions say they too have students with special needs.
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Christie Orders Transportation Trust Fund Project Shutdown

7-1-16
Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order requiring an orderly shutdown of Transportation Trust Fund projects by Saturday at 11:59 p.m.
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Senate Passes on Voting for a Transportation Trust Fund Fix

6-30-16
Members of the Senate didn't vote on a bill the Assembly passed that would have raised the gas tax to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund while lowering the sales tax in the state.
160630Aron

Senate President: TTF Deal Costs Too Much

6-30-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney said the Christie-Prieto deal the Assembly approved to raise the gas tax and lower the sales tax doesn't make financial sense for the state.
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Port Authority to Replace Toll Equipment, Making Way for Cashless Tolls

6-30-16
The Port Authority board agreed to replace 19-year-old toll collecting equipment. The new system will be capable of collecting cashless tolls for drivers who don’t have E-ZPass.
160629Cruz

Dueling Press Conferences Highlight Divisions on TTF Deal

6-29-16
Opponents of the Assembly Transportation Trust Fund proposal spoke out on the same day Gov. Christie praised the plan.
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AC Council President Proposes Eliminating Two At-Large Seats

6-29-16
Atlantic City Council President Marty Small wants to eliminate two at-large council positions to save the city $120,000 per year.
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Delayed Bayonne Bridge Project Impacts Residents, Port Business

6-29-16
Residents living near the Bayonne Bridge say the project to raise it has gone on longer than anticipated and is impacting their homes. The delays could also cost the Port of Newark big boat business.
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Second Chance Pell Offers Prisoners Grants for College Education

6-29-16
A pilot program allows people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants: federal funding toward a college education.
160628Cruz

Midnight Deal Will Either Sink or Save TTF, Depending on Who You Ask

6-28-16
Legislators worked into the night hammering out details for the 2017 budget.