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LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Inauguration

1-20-17
PBS NewsHour provides live coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.

Reports of Trump Spending Cuts Ahead of Inauguration

1-19-17
The day before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president, reports surfaced that his administration may cut spending in many departments, eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and cut and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Gubernatorial Candidates Begin Attacks

1-19-17
The race for New Jersey governor is heating up with candidates from both political parties taking shots at their rivals.

NJ Knitters Join Pussyhat Project

1-19-17
Participants in women's marches the day after Donald Trump's inauguration will be wearing pink cat beanies courtesy of the Pussyhat Project.

Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders Question Trump Nominees

1-18-17
Senate committees heard testimony from Donald Trump's picks for Health and Human Services and the EPA. Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders were among the questioners.

Officials Upset PATH Extension No Longer Includes South Ward Station

1-18-17
The Port Authority announced there isn't enough room in the budget to include a PATH station in Newark's South Ward on the line that will connect Manhattan to Newark Airport.

Ruling: Towns Responsible for Affordable Housing in Gap Period

1-18-17
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that municipalities are responsible for making up for affordable housing need incurred from 1999 to 2015, when the Council on Affordable Housing wasn’t effective.

Dem Consensus: Any Plan But Christie’s Plan For School Funding

1-18-17
New Jersey Democrats haven't come up with a unified plan for school funding, but they agree that Gov. Christie's proposal, which he calls the "Fairness Formula," is not the right move for the state.

NJ Lawmakers Concerned About Port Authority Capital Plan

1-17-17
Port Authority executives assured senators the capital plan is a work in progress that includes quarterly monitoring of expenses, but lawmakers are skeptical.

Kim Guadagno Kicks Off Campaign for Governor

1-17-17
Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno is running for governor. During her announcement, she talked about lowering taxes, doing better on pensions and foreclosures, and on poverty.