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Murphy poised for big North Jersey endorsements

By October 5, 2016 08:13 AM

At least three powerful North Jersey Democratic chairmen may endorse Phil Murphy's campaign for governor on Thursday, POLITICO New Jersey has learned. CONTINUE READING

Republican Ciattarelli announces campaign for governor: 'I'm about building bridges'

By October 5, 2016 08:12 AM

Republican state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli launched his campaign for governor on Tuesday, saying he wants to bring more school aid to New Jersey’s suburbs while differentiating himself from incumbent GOP Gov. Chris Christie. CONTINUE READING


Salaries for N.J. teachers moving up after several years in doldrums

By October 5, 2016 08:12 AM

With the latest contract settlements, New Jersey’s teacher salary increases are starting to creep up again after a precipitous drop seven years ago, although there is hardly a consensus about what the trend means. CONTINUE READING

America's richest sports team owners 2016

By October 5, 2016 08:11 AM

The values of sports franchises have skyrocketed in recent years fueled by billion-dollar TV contracts for the highly valuable live programming that sporting events offer. There are now 75 sports teams worth at least $1 billion by Forbes’ count. The result: there are more sports team owners on the Forbes 400 than ever before with 44 making the cut this year, up from 32 in 2013. CONTINUE READING

Cuomo announces plan to offload Penn Station

By October 5, 2016 08:09 AM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday a streamlined scheme to create a train hall in the General Post Office on 8th Ave. between 32nd and 33rd streets. At the same time, the city would move ahead with its plans to renovate the platforms and passageways across the avenue at Penn Station. The plan would help relieve congestion at the overcrowded station, which is home to Amtrak, LIRR, New Jersey Transit, and two subway lines. CONTINUE READING

Diversified: Think Latinos are one-issue voters? Think again, those in the know say

By October 5, 2016 07:57 AM

How can you offend the entire Latino population in one stroke? Assume its only election issue is immigration. CONTINUE READING

(Most-read) One Jersey - A new way to play: Devils, Prudential Center officials say they want to start a movement: 'We're here to represent New Jersey'

By October 4, 2016 08:34 AM

Hugh Weber has been in the arena business long enough to know one certainty: The best places connect people in ways that go way beyond simply cheering for the home team. CONTINUE READING

Hunting, fishing, camping retailer Bass Pro Shops purchasing Cabela's for $5.5B

By October 4, 2016 08:33 AM

The wilderness-themed store Bass Pro Shops is buying Cabela's for $65.50 per share, or about $5.5 billion. CONTINUE READING

Drinks, dinners, junkets and jobs: how the insurance industry courts state commissioners

By October 4, 2016 08:32 AM

When the Arkansas insurance commissioner weighed the merits of a hospital’s billing complaint against United Healthcare, her interactions with one of the nation’s largest health insurers extended far beyond her department’s hearing room. CONTINUE READING

Jersey City nonprofit at center of new Bridgegate claim

By October 4, 2016 08:31 AM

The Urban League of Hudson County is at the center of new allegations arising out of the so-called Bridgegate trial, with a former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie accusing Mayor Steve Fulop of seeking a $1.5 million grant for the nonprofit to keep state Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham out of the 2013 mayor's race. CONTINUE READING

Counties to take legal action against bail reform

By October 4, 2016 08:31 AM

A coalition of counties will take legal action against the state’s sweeping bail reform policy, just months before the changes are set to go into effect. CONTINUE READING

State doesn't act as Atlantic City misses loan deadline

By October 4, 2016 08:30 AM

The city’s deadline to comply with terms of a $73 million state loan came and went Monday with no action from the state. CONTINUE READING

Transportation deal clarifies financial picture, but leaves pension proposal uncertain

By October 4, 2016 08:30 AM

Senate President Stephen Sweeney declined on Monday to declare his intentions on a union-backed proposal to mandate quarterly payments into the state pension system, despite a breakthrough deal last week to raise the state’s gas tax and replenish its insolvent Transportation Trust Fund. CONTINUE READING

N.J. pays $1.5M in suit involving Christie allies

By October 4, 2016 08:29 AM

A former New Jersey prosecutor who claimed he was fired because he alleged the state dismissed an indictment because it involved supporters of Gov. Chris Christie has received a $1.5 million settlement, ending a six-year legal saga that has cost taxpayers more than double that amount in attorney fees. CONTINUE READING

Obamacare isn't stopping N.J. businesses from offering health coverage

By October 4, 2016 08:29 AM

Most New Jersey business owners continue to offer health coverage, but they require their employees to pay a larger share of the tab, according to a survey released Monday. CONTINUE READING

New Jersey tax deal alarms budget hawks

By October 4, 2016 08:27 AM

New Jersey lawmakers are readying legislation to restart stalled transportation projects, even as budget observers fear the state can’t afford the $1.4 billion in proposed tax cuts in a wide-reaching deal reached Friday. CONTINUE READING

In a tight market, stores lure holiday workers with perks

By October 4, 2016 08:27 AM

Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. CONTINUE READING

Gusciora introduces bill that would create Jersey upgrade to Obamacare

By October 4, 2016 08:17 AM

In response to insurers dropping out of the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace, as well as the ever-increasing shift in the cost burden of health care to employers, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora introduced a new bill for a “low-cost, state-run, publicly funded health plan” that would exist in tandem with other government-funded health care options. CONTINUE READING

Smart regulations needed to preserve freight rail's economic impact in N.J.

By Peter GoelzOctober 4, 2016 08:14 AM

With 17 railroads annually carrying more than 43 million tons of cargo through the state, the freight rail industry plays a tremendous role in powering New Jersey's economy. But several proposed rules that ignore the industry's strong safety record are threatening freight rail's ability to support the state's economic future. CONTINUE READING

The latest on the train crash in Hoboken: A Q&A wrapup of the weekend

October 3, 2016 08:52 AM

The aftermath of the train crash in Hoboken on Thursday has left many questions, which have only a few answers at this point. The following was aggregated from numerous media reports. CONTINUE READING

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