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Lawmakers scaling back proposed corporate tax increases

Days before the June 30 deadline to ink a deal on the 2019 state budget, lawmakers have proceeded with a bill that would scale back several...

Recreational weed tax revenue? Murphy still thinks so

Gov. Phil Murphy has said he's confident the 2019 budget will include $49 million in tax revenue from recreational marijuana, despite a lack of any...

Budget impasse worries hospital officials

The budget impasse in Trenton is threatening to create another group of victims: low income residents who need health care but cannot afford...

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Legislature's budget proposal DOA, Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will not sign the budget which the state Legislature passed in both houses last week.

Lawmakers fast-track bill for online sales tax

Lawmakers will consider legislation to codify a sales tax on out-of-state online vendors, following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week.

Budget uncertainty likely to carry into weekend

The Democrat-controlled state Legislature has delivered Gov. Phil Murphy a budget he's vowed to veto, but there was broad uncertainty over when he...

Assembly passes bill requiring transit-development office

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday approved, by a 74-2 vote, a bill directing New Jersey Transit to establish an office of transit-oriented...

Lawmakers consider STEM loan forgiveness program

Lawmakers are eyeing a loan forgiveness program mirroring one unveiled by Gov. Phil Murphy in late May, aimed at keeping science, technology,...

Dancer's dairy moves forwarded by Assembly

Moves to bolster to New Jersey dairy industry have been approved by the Assembly.

Legislature sends Murphy budget he hates

The state Legislature has sent Gov. Phil Murphy a $36.5 billion budget the first-term Democrat has vowed to veto in a dispute over which new taxes to...

Senate votes to approve budget Murphy opposes

The Democrat-controlled state Senate voted 21-17 Thursday evening to approve a budget containing a corporate income tax so opposed by Democratic Gov.

Senate OKs school funding reform; Assembly action awaited

The state Senate on Thursday approved a school funding bill aimed at overhauling how New Jersey school districts are financed.

Murphy to move Mental Health and Addiction Services back to DHS

Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday he will give the state Legislature a plan to transfer the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services back to the...

Obamacare enrollment in state drops

Nearly 329,000 New Jersey residents were getting their health care plans through Obamacare in a recent check, representing a drop of 39,858 fewer...

Leak joins housing authority in Orange

Brad Leak, a onetime housing exec in Atlantic City, has joined the Housing Authority of the City of Orange as assistant executive director.

Murphy doubles down on millionaires', sales taxes

Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday reiterated a vow to introduce a millionaires' tax and to raise the sales tax.

Tax group: Benefits of GOP tax cuts nil for NJ private sector

A new report reveals that New Jersey workers haven’t seen significant monetary benefits following passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

Lawmakers advance plastic, paper bag fee

Lawmakers are pushing ahead with a bill to impose a fee on “single-use bags,” – plastic and paper bags – at 5 cents a bag.

Senate budget committee approves AirBnB tax

The state Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday approved Gov. Phil Murphy’s sought-after tax on AirBnB accommodations.

Proposed bill lets pet owners bring their dogs into microbreweries

Under state Senate Bill 2753, dog owners would be allowed to bring their canine companions to the sampling and tasting areas of microbreweries.

State DOH to amend medical marijuana rules

The New Jersey Department of Health will amend medical marijuana rules under the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.

Day 1 bonanza for NJ sports bettors

As Day One unfolded, hundreds of patrons, sports bettors and curious onlookers packed into Monmouth Park Racetrack to place their bets; a sizable chunk inside the sports bar and many more in the adjacent grandstand.

Report: Sports betting may be delayed pending Murphy approval

The New Jersey Racing Commission reportedly issued a memo late Thursday that racetracks still have to hold off on accepting sports wagers until Gov. Phil Murphy signs newly passed legislation legalizing sports betting, NJ Advance Media reported.

Gutierrez-Scaccetti confirmed as transportation commissioner

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has been confirmed by the New Jersey Senate as New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner, making her the 19th chief executive of the department.

Legislative Black Caucus airs priorities for budget vote

The Legislative Black Caucus unveiled its 2019 budget priorities Thursday, and to put weight behind their demands its 20 members are ready to hold off voting if their priorities aren’t addressed.

NJBIA: Tax hikes would drive out businesses, residents

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association warns that a couple proposed tax increases would prompt more companies and residents to leave the state.

State levies $120K fine over campaign finance violations

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has levied a $120,408 fine against the Central Jersey Democratic Leadership Committee, a now-defunct political committee.