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160818Cruz

Christie Executive Order Puts General Funds into Play for TTF Projects

8-18-16
Gov. Christie issued an executive order to use money from the general fund for emergency road, bridge and mass transportation work. The Assembly speaker says that will put a hole in the budget.
160818Schmertz

NJDEP Works to Control Mosquito Population

8-18-16
Because of the threat of Zika and West Nile, the state Department of Environmental Protection is working to keep the mosquito population down in New Jersey.
160818Hetrick

AC City Council Fails to Dissolve Municipal Utilities Authority

8-18-16
The city council of Atlantic City failed to pass a measure to dissolve the Municipal Utilities Authority, which is a condition of the $73 million bridge loan from the state.
160817Schmertz

Paterson Council Approves Mayor’s Tax Levy Plan

8-17-16
Although Paterson Mayor Jose Torres was on vacation and residents called for the council to hold a no-confidence vote on his leadership, members of the council approved the mayor's tax levy plan for the city.
160817Cruz

Cannabis Remains on DEA’s Most Dangerous Drugs List, But Agency Ruling Expands Research

8-17-16
The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition to loosen restrictions on cannabis. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, keeping it at the same level as PCP, LSD and heroin and a level above cocaine and Oxycontin.
160817Vannozzi

ELEC Unable to Meet Because of Vacancies

8-17-16
The Election Law Enforcement Commission oversees campaign financing for every election in the state. But for the last five months its board of commissioners, which punishes violators, has been unable to meet because three of the four seats are vacant.
160816Flanagan

Christie Signs Bill Supporting Israel, Talks TTF, NJEA, Atlantic City

8-16-16
Gov. Christie signed a bipartisan bill to prohibit investment of New Jersey pension funds in companies that boycott the Israeli state. After that he took questions and talked about the Transportation Trust Fund, the NJEA and Atlantic City's financial situation.
160816Vannozzi

Laid Off Construction Workers Demonstrate Over TTF Shutdown

8-16-16
With no vote planned for Transportation Trust Fund legislation, construction union members will continue demonstrations at the office of every elected legislative official in the state until an agreement is reached.
160815Flanagan

NJDEP Commissioner: Bound Brook Now Protected from Flooding

8-15-16
Officials announced the Bound Brook phase of a multi-step Army Corps of Engineers flood management project officially complete. NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin said residents will no longer be required to have flood insurance.
160815Cruz

Objections From NY Officials Threaten New Port Authority Bus Terminal

8-15-16
New York officials say they want to put the brakes on the design competition for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, citing a lack of transparency on the part of the Port Authority.