The Legislature passed a budget Thursday night that Gov. Murphy has said he will veto, setting up a contentious final week of budget negotiations.
It may be a down day for the bookies, but it's the start of a new era for New Jersey as casinos and racetracks took their first legal sports bets.
Lawmakers slashed funding for homestead rebates during last year’s bitter budget battle and government shutdown, slapping a de facto tax hike on 600,000 New Jersey homeowners, most of them seniors.
The speaker carefully dodged questions about his stance on a millionaire’s tax, corporate business tax or legalizing marijuana, all of which are key components to the governor’s budget.