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Sweeping Changes to NJ’s Rules on Affordable Housing Proposed

Colleen O'Dea | June 18, 2019 | Housing

Housing advocates cheer controversial bill as builders decry proposed new requirements for high-density developments and question constitutionality

Tightening Gun-Control Laws and Making NJ Smarter About Smart Guns

Colleen O'Dea | June 14, 2019 | Politics
Assembly committee debates eight-bill package meant to further lock down laws concerning firearms, hears opinions from gun owners and those in favor of more restrictions
Gov Signs Dark-Money Bill, Expects Lawmakers to Roll Back Problem Parts
Colleen O'Dea | June 18, 2019 | Politics
Murphy puts his signature to a measure he doesn’t really like in anticipation that legislators will eliminate its less palatable aspects with a “cleanup” bill
NJ Kids Rank Well in Health and Education, Less Well in Economic Security
Colleen O'Dea | June 17, 2019 | Social
New report rates state fifth in nation for how its children are faring overall, but New Jersey does not do well in key area; racial gap remains a concern
Lawmakers Want Facts on One-Seat Ride to NYC for Raritan Valley Line
John Reitmeyer | June 17, 2019 | Transportation
With even limited direct service to Manhattan now suspended, the push is on to get answers from NJ Transit on when it’s going to upgrade ‘the forgotten line’
Questioning Transfer of NJ CBP Officers to Southern Border
NJTV News | June 13, 2019 | Politics
Senior New Jersey politicians say they are concerned about potential security risks at state’s air and seaports
Good News/Bad News for Booker in Monmouth University Poll
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 13, 2019 | Politics
Candidate’s overall poll numbers remain low, but his positive message seems to be registering
Census 2020: Innovation Could Boost Participation — But It Won’t Come Cheap
Colleen O'Dea | June 12, 2019 | Social
A census coloring book for kids, tablets and laptops loaded with surveys, websites and social media: It’s no wonder census champions are turning to New Jersey’s philanthropic organizations
Marijuana Expungement Bill Awaits Gov. Murphy’s Signature
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | June 12, 2019 | Politics
Governor hasn’t said whether he’ll sign or veto measure, but has raised concerns about expunging past convictions while recreational pot remains illegal
Override of Governor’s Veto on ‘Dark Money’ Bill Averted
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 11, 2019 | Politics
Governor reportedly has agreed to sign measure without making any of the changes he had wanted; advocacy groups unhappy with bill’s advance
Republicans Say Senate Bill to End Rent Discrimination Unfair to Landlords
Colleen O'Dea | June 11, 2019 | Housing
Ending discrimination is goal of measure voted out in Senate, but critics say it forces landlords to accept renters into their own houses — even if they are uncomfortable with their presence
For State Officials, There’s Nothing Funny About Deadly Threat of Toy Guns
Michael Hill | NJTV News | June 11, 2019 | Social
Sen. Menendez, others call on Consumer Product Safety Commission to formulate and enforce stricter rules to ensure toy guns look like toys
NJ, NY Try to Get Hudson Rail Tunnel Going by Boosting Key Agency’s Role
John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2019 | Transportation
Lawmakers in both states hope new legislation would enable Gateway Development Corporation to receive government grants, loans to finance rail tunnel
As Atlantic City Casinos Rise Again, Trying to Ensure Community Also Benefits
John Reitmeyer | June 7, 2019 | More Issues
Senate hearing learns of a resurgent casino industry. Now the focus is on ensuring the locality — hard-hit by the Great Recession — also reaps rewards
Murphy takes questions on Brennan, budget while pushing pre-K funding
Brenda Flanagan | njtv news | June 7, 2019 | Politics
Governor defends front office’s handling of claim by former campaign official that she had been assaulted by another staffer
Booker’s Affordable-Housing Plan Features Tax Credit for Renters
Colleen O'Dea | June 7, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
The costs of national program, estimated at $134B, would be borne by changes in estate-tax rules
The Big Bump: Accounting for Higher Voter Turnout in NJ’s Primary Election
Colleen O'Dea | June 6, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Mail-in ballots, increased enthusiasm for political process — what’s behind unexpected uptick in a year when state Assembly topped the ticket?
Report: Murphy’s Team Failed Katie Brennan ‘Every Step of the Way’
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 6, 2019 | Politics
Special legislative committee rips governor’s inner circle for handling of sexual assault case
‘MAGA’ Assemblyman Loses in Otherwise Uneventful Night of Election Results
Colleen O'Dea | June 5, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Yesterday’s primary elections in New Jersey delivered few surprises; the most notable result was the failure of South Jersey GOP incumbent Joe Howarth to win re-election
Oversight Committee Members Discuss Brennan Report On Eve Of Release
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 5, 2019 | Politics
Lawmaker: Panel finds that major errors were made by members of the governor’s inner circle
Naming New Drugs: It’s Serious Business, Particularly in NJ
Caren Chesler | June 5, 2019 | More Issues
With two-thirds of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies based in New Jersey, agencies spend a lot of time here working out what to name drugs
Despite Low-Key Run-Up to Primaries, There Are Still Contests to Keep Tabs On
Colleen O'Dea | June 4, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Residents tend to stay home when the Assembly is at the top of the ticket, but that can limit their say when legislators are determining public policy
Murphy Unveils Direct Property-Tax Relief Proposal, But Is It DOA?
John Reitmeyer | June 4, 2019 | Politics
Governor’s quid pro quo — tax relief in return for millionaires tax — fails to generate much enthusiasm among top Democratic lawmakers
Booker Remains Positive as Three-State Tour Wraps Up
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 3, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
During his latest bout of campaigning, the senator saw larger crowds and the reception to his events was positive
Shutdown Looks More Likely as Top Democrats Continue Feuding
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 3, 2019 | Politics
Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney seem on a collision course, ostensibly over millionaires tax
Booker Looks to Share Stage with Top Tier Candidates in San Francisco Swing
David Cruz | NJTV News | June 1, 2019 | Politics, The Booker Beat
New Jersey senator’s ratings are currently in single digits, but his campaign is looking for him to break out of the pack
GOP voters weigh candidacy of incumbent ‘MAGA Republican’
Jon Hurdle | May 31, 2019 | Politics, Primary 2019
Can Joe Howarth’s embrace of Trump overcome his lack of Republican Party support?
Measure Would Strip Public Officials of Pensions if Guilty of Sexual Offenses
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2019 | Politics
A tough bipartisan bill awaits the governor’s signature; it would take pensions from public workers or elected officials convicted of sexual offenses
Watson Coleman: Trump is greatest harm to our democracy
Michael Aron | njtv news | May 30, 2019 | Politics
During Q&A, representative of New Jersey’s 12th CD discusses Mueller and the fitness of the US president
Booker’s Buxton Connection and How It Informs His Campaign
David Cruz | NJTV News | May 30, 2019 | Politics
Senator talks about his family connections to Iowa mining town where, for a brief time, equality prevailed and segregation was not countenanced
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