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Leaders Say Gateway Project on Track

The Gateway Program calls for doubling the number of tracks, building a new tunnel and rehabilitating the existing tunnel at a $20 billion estimate.

Dems Call for Override of Christie ‘Equal Pay’ Bill Veto

Census Bureau statistics show that women working full-time in New Jersey earn 80 cents to every man's dollar. If you factor in part-time workers, that shrinks to about 69 cents.

Board of Public Utilities to Help South Jersey Verizon Customers

BPU Board President Richard Mroz volunteered to work as presiding commissioner to reach an agreement between Verizon and South Jersey customers.

HHS Regional Director: Rolling Back ACA Will Not be Easy

Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jackie Cornell, talks about the Affordable Care Act's successes in the shadow of President-Elect Trump who has said he wants to repeal it in his first 100 days of office.

Trump’s Proposed Medicaid Block Grants Would Shortchange NJ, Say Critics

Since New Jersey opted into Medicaid, the state has seen almost half a million new enrollees and the heavily-subsidized spending has grown to just over $14 billion.

Surgeon General Warns of New Vaping Risks for Teens

New research shows that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.

Report Shows South Jersey is Missing Out

According to a report, counties in the southern part of New Jersey aren't getting their fair share of public goods, like public transportation, schools, health services and infrastructure.

Act Aims to Keep Inmates Out of Jail After Release

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter says a program to help former inmates integrate back into society after release could save the state $69 million over two years.

Bipartisan Legislation Would Allow TTF to Sell Bonds to Pension Fund

Instead of bonding to a hedge fund or in a private investment, the Transportation Trust Fund will borrow from and pay interest to the state pension fund, if bipartisan legislation is approved.

Dems Blast Christie Veto of Solitary Confinement Bill

Gov. Christie vetoed a bill that would have limited the use of solitary confinement and called it "an ill-informed, politically motivated press release."