Gov. Phil Murphy says he expects to close out the new budget with a surplus of about $1 billion.
The speech covered a lot of territory. Whether it moved the needle on Murphy’s relationship with Sweeney, we’ll have to wait and see.
NJ Spotlight's John Reitmeyer took a deep dive into the data after Princeton Township and Princeton Borough merged five years ago.
A look at how the state generates revenue and what changes to tax policy will mean for the budget.
The governor thanked Sweeney’s group and said he welcomes the conversation about how best to jump start the economy.
Some towns, largely the ones that can build on their share of land, send revenue from a 3 percent hotel room tax to the state, while others who largely can’t build on it receive it.
What does the nearly $4 billion a year of state and federal funds on transportation mean for New Jersey?
The state will spend some $15 billion on K-12 education during the 2019 fiscal year, which is more than 40 percent of the total budget.
What do New Jersey residents get in return for all the new revenue being raised?
NJ Spotlight budget and finance writer John Reitmeyer says it remains to be seen if the Legislature will uphold the tax increases Gov. Murphy is calling for.
Planned cuts put Meals on Wheels on the chopping block and has a senator serving meals and optimism about his legal challenges. The House pulls the bill to replace Obamacare because it lacked the ...
Reporter John Reitmeyer talks about the status of various property tax programs in New Jersey.
Newspapers win a victory in Trenton. The governor loses out on priority bills. Who's got the power now? Out with the old, in with the new. Newark's shut down an inhumane lock up and opened a new one ...
Susan Berfield, Ilya Marritz and John Reitmeyer collaboratively reported on the American Dream megamall.
NJ Spotlight reporter John Reitmeyer discusses why it's important for policy makers to use jobs number trends.