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Would Jersey City be the logical place for a North Jersey casino? Absolutely, said a source who deals regularly with the city. But, they warned, don't expect this to happen any time soon. Read More »»
The budget stalemate in Trenton got a push and a shove last week, but it still lacks any certain direction. Read More »»
In the last few weeks, legislative Democrats have spent a lot of their time and energy on crafting an alternative budget remedy to Gov. Chris Christie's plan to cut next year's scheduled $2.25 billion pension payment down to $681 million. Read More »»
The state's budget, facing a projected $1.7 billion revenue shortfall, is a mess. On this, everyone agrees. Read More »»
Offers from developers interested in the sprawling Roche campus in Nutley and Clifton are due by the end of this week — and insiders expect interest to be strong. Read More »»
Will LG Electronics USA end up getting the controversial, potentially scenic view-killing 143-foot-high headquarters along the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs that it so desires? Read More »»
Back in December, the Assembly Labor Committee voted to release the Opportunity to Compete Act, also known as “ban-the-box,” which seeks to limit employers from conducting criminal background checks on job applicants until after a conditional employment offer has been made. Read More »»
May is always a budget month in Trenton, and this year in particular, it's not shaping up to be a very good one. Between the pension problem and the credit downgrades, there's not a lot of good news in the Garden State. Read More »»
For months now, word has been circulating that a major project is on its way to Camden. Read More »»
The weekend ferry service from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan was supposed to be a temporary six-week project. Read More »»
“Who wants to talk about Bridgegate anymore?” That was the seemingly defeatist sentiment expressed by one attendee at last week's Walk to Washington event put on by the state Chamber of Commerce. Read More »»
Full-fledged construction at the American Dream Meadowlands site will start any day now, with cranes in the air, large crews on site and heavy equipment roaming the grounds. Read More »»
Two Democratic lawmakers and a supportive coalition launched their campaign for statewide mandatory paid sick leave last week. Read More »»
The big news out of Trenton last week after the first round of hearings on Gov. Chris Christie's $34.4 billion budget was that the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services projected a $526 million revenue shortfall through the end of fiscal year 2015. Read More »»
State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) saw the first part of his Economic Opportunity Act of 2014 come up on the Senate floor last week. Read More »»
The dust-up between Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Christie administration didn't last long. In fact, the two sides have been cordial and productive together since Fulop publicly called out the governor for canceling meetings in what appeared to be political payback. Read More »»
Concerns over traffic have threatened to derail the American Dream Meadowlands project for nearly two years, but that crisis appeared to finally come to an end last week. Read More »»
After being snubbed in 2013, Gov. Chris Christie was invited to speak last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference held just outside of Washington, D.C. Read More »»
In a press conference held the day before Gov. Chris Christie unveiled his budget for the 2015 fiscal year, state Democrats indicated that without a full payment into the state workers' pension fund, they'd rather shut down the government than pass a budget. Read More »»
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