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Turnpike board hears from foes of privatization

4-29-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some New jersey lawmakers have spoken out against a plan to privatize toll collections on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates both roadways, held its monthly ...
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Gov. Christie Nominates John Degnan as Chairman of Port Authority

4-29-14
Gov. Chris Christie has nominated John Degnan, a former attorney general of New Jersey, as chairman of the Port Authority.

Before resigning, congressman hired law firm

4-29-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman hired a law firm to help with an ethics probe he was facing just before he resigned earlier this year. Former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1h9GhUs ) that ...

Coast Guard training center to hold terror drill

4-29-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Southern New Jersey's Coast Guard Training Center is preparing for its first full-scale terrorism drill. Military, law enforcement and emergency management officials will respond to a simulated suicide bombing at the ...

NJ tax collections fall far shy of projections

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department anticipates that tax collections will be off by $807 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, forcing late cuts to keep the budget in balance. The sobering recalculation came Monday, after ...
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Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

4-28-14
Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.
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Bayonne Bridge Project Backs Up Sewage in Residents’ Basements

4-28-14
A sewage backup next to the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge project filled basements with more than two feet of dirty water.

New Jersey official: road money running out

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transportation commissioner says there is enough money in the state's transportation trust funds to keep fixing roads as planned through June 2015. But James Simpson told lawmakers on Monday that the fund will be ...

NY senator: Congress must reform Port Authority

4-28-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing an Act of Congress to reform the scandal-ridden Port Authority that runs bridges, tunnels and airports. The Democratic senator said Monday that the New York-New Jersey agency has become a political ...

Over 1,000 NY, NJ families losing FEMA rental aid

4-28-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 1,000 families in New York and New Jersey displaced by Superstorm Sandy are losing their federal rental assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency benefit that helped them obtain temporary housing runs out on ...