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Port Authority to Replace Toll Equipment, Making Way for Cashless Tolls

6-30-16
The Port Authority board agreed to replace 19-year-old toll collecting equipment. The new system will be capable of collecting cashless tolls for drivers who don’t have E-ZPass.
160629Cruz

Dueling Press Conferences Highlight Divisions on TTF Deal

6-29-16
Opponents of the Assembly Transportation Trust Fund proposal spoke out on the same day Gov. Christie praised the plan.
160629Flanagan

AC Council President Proposes Eliminating Two At-Large Seats

6-29-16
Atlantic City Council President Marty Small wants to eliminate two at-large council positions to save the city $120,000 per year.
160629Hill

Delayed Bayonne Bridge Project Impacts Residents, Port Business

6-29-16
Residents living near the Bayonne Bridge say the project to raise it has gone on longer than anticipated and is impacting their homes. The delays could also cost the Port of Newark big boat business.
160629Delmore

Second Chance Pell Offers Prisoners Grants for College Education

6-29-16
A pilot program allows people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants: federal funding toward a college education.
160628Cruz

Midnight Deal Will Either Sink or Save TTF, Depending on Who You Ask

6-28-16
Legislators worked into the night hammering out details for the 2017 budget.
160628Aron

Christie Holds Forum on Proposed ‘Fairness Formula’

6-28-16
Gov. Christie held a forum in Wall Township to tell residents the benefits of his proposal for school aid, which he is calling the Fairness Formula.
160627Aron

Lawmakers Debate Gas Tax Hike to Save Transportation Trust Fund

6-27-16
Because Democrats anticipate Gov. Christie will veto a bill that raises the gas tax, they don't want to pass that measure without enough Republican support for an override.
160627Flanagan

NJ Senate Passes Strict Standards for Handgun Permits

6-27-16
The Senate voted 22 to 17 to pass a bill that sets very strict standards for New Jersey residents who must show a “justifiable need” to get a permit to carry a handgun.
160627Hill

Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Question Use of Solitary Confinement

6-27-16
The American Friends Service Committee and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees partnered with NYU and found the Essex County Correctional Facility used solitary confinement 446 times over three years and nearly a quarter of the cases were later dismissed.