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Conference on Women and Gender Highlights Importance of Activism

Seton Hall University hosted a conference on women and gender that discussed the importance of activism in order to make progress for women's equality and human rights.

Menendez Keeps Focus on Budget Battles, As Legal Battle Looms

Sen. Menendez was making deliveries in an attempt to highlight that the president's budget priorities could mean curtains for the Meals on Wheels program.

Understanding New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief Programs

NJ Spotlight reporter John Reitmeyer talks about the status of various property tax programs in New Jersey and what changes could come from a new administration.

Rep. Leonard Lance Talks ACA Replacement Bill

President Trump and the Republican controlled Congress may be facing their first major political setback. The American Health Care Act crafted to replace Obamacare doesn't appear to have the votes to pass.

City Council Approves Transfer of Jersey City Public Land for Science Center Expansion

Sci Tech Scity, a proposed 16-acre, $276 million science center, research facility, school, hotel and residential development, would transform the area into a nationally-recognized science research and education village.

Mayor Baraka Touts Newark Progress

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka talked about the progress the city has made and what he hopes to accomplish going forward.

Trump Cut in Gateway Tunnel Funding Irks Lawmakers

President Trump's budget proposal eliminates federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project, which would replace the old and corroding tunnel for trains between New Jersey and New York.

Law Makes NJ More Attractive to International Businesses

The recently passed International Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Act treats mediated settlements as if they were court judgments, meaning they’re binding. That's welcome news for business owners looking to avoid drawn out legal battles.

Federal Budget Could Cut NJ Job Creation Programs

Gov. Christie signed an agreement bringing all 19 community colleges into an expanded partnership with the state’s Career Connections network to increase those with working certificates and associates degrees or higher. But the federal budget proposal could cut funding for job creation programs.

Parents Call for School Funding Fairness at Budget Hearing

Several parents spoke before the Senate Budget Committee asking lawmakers to increase funding to their school districts.