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Trump’s Proposed Budget Wouldn’t Fund Gateway Project

President Trump's budget proposal kills initial funding for the Gateway project to replace old, crumbling tunnel tubes under the Hudson River.

Hospitals Worry About Increased Charity Care with Proposed ACA Replacement

Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative Executive Director Jennifer Mancuso says though member hospitals provide $123 million worth of charity care each year, they're reimbursed just $12 million. And that cost could increase with the Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Assembly Approves Opioid Antidote Bill, One Requiring Tax Returns from Presidential Candidates

Several measures passed through the Assembly, including one that gives first responders more leeway in administering an opioid antidote, one that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns and another to make pet shops post USDA inspection records for all animals sold as consumer protection.

Arts, Humanities, Public Broadcasting on Chopping Block in Trump’s Budget Request

President Trump has recommended eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in his federal budget proposal.

Bill Would Give Pension Control Back to Police and Fire Personnel

A bill unanimously passed the Senate transferring management of the police and firemen's retirement system from the state back to its roughly 85,000 current and retired members by creating a board of trustees.

As Courts Rebuke Travel Ban 2.0, Demonstrators Promise to Keep Up Pressure

New Jersey residents rallied at Newark Airport to show that they're going to continue to speak out against President Trump's travel ban, even after federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked the order.

Travel Analysts: Tourism Could Decline with Trump Travel Ban

Bookings and searches for international flights to the U.S. both declined after the first Trump administration travel ban, according to travel analysts.

Bills Would Ban Sale of Flavored Electronic Smoking Products

A pair of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway would ban the sale of flavored electronic smoking products in an effort to prevent youth from being targeted.

Bill Would Help Seniors with Property Taxes, Save NJ Money on Checks

A "Senior Freeze" bill sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton would save the state money spent cutting and mailing checks and save seniors by issuing a credit on the property taxes they have to pay.

Assembly Committee Kicks Off Budget Season

Members of the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from organizations covering issues including mental health, the environment and education.