Highlights of the proposed capital plan include $3.5 billion over 10 years for a new bus terminal, $2.7 billion for the new Gateway Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel project and more than $1.5 billion each for two new rail links to Newark Airport from Manhattan and to LaGuardia from Queens.
Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill making it easier for small businesses to get a surety bond through the state Economic Development Authority. The bond is usually needed if a small business wants to bid on a public contract.
Don Guardian laid out his fiscal vision for Atlantic City in 2017, highlighting civic improvements, new development and revenues, but admitted new state overseer Jeff Chiesa plans deep cuts, including perhaps 250 police and firefighter jobs.
Congressman Bill Pascrell landed a spot on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee where he joins fellow New Jerseyan Frank Pallone. Rodney Frelinghuysen has become chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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