Senate & Assembly Vote on Budget

By Jerry Henry

Before the Senate passed the budget bill there was spirited debate over whether the numbers were real.  Read more of this post

Governor Signs Pension Reform Bill

By Michael Aron

New Jersey is once again a model for the nation, Governor Christie said as he signed perhaps the most far-reaching bill of his term to date.  Read more of this post

Charter School Advocates Disapprove of School Reform Legislation

By Kate Megargee

 Advocates contend the state’s 15-year-old charter school law needs some changes, but the proposed Assembly-sponsored reforms undermine charter school growth.  Read more of this post

Union Reaction to Pension Reform Bill

By Desiree Taylor

Morale has been low since unions suffered a crushing defeat in their attempt to stop pension and benefits changes.  Read more of this post

Senate Approves NJN’s Transfer to WNET

By Michael Aron & Jerry Henry

The Senate defeated a resolution that would have rejected the transfer of NJN’s operations over to New York-based WNET with a vote of 20 to 19.  Read more of this post

Inside Politics Q and A with Peter Wooley

By Jim Hooker

Guest Peter Wooley, Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll, discusses political issues and events affecting New Jersey. Read more of this post

Democrats Present Their Budget Proposal

By Kate Megargee 

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the Democrats’ budget proposal challenges his colleagues to step up and have a voice. Read more of this post

Unions Rally in Protest of Pension & Benefits Reform

By Kate Megargee

On a hot and humid day, tempers were boiling as over 8,000 public employees rallied outside the state capitolIt.  Read more of this post

Assembly Votes to Veto Plan for NJN

By Michael Aron

The Assembly voted to approve the veto of Governor Christie’s plan to transfer the operation of NJN over to New York-based WNET.  Read more of this post

Assembly Passes Pension and Benefits Reform Bill

By Michael Aron

After a 2.5 hour debate, the vote to pass the pension and reform bill that pitted organized labor and some Democrats against Governor Christie was passed with 46 in favor and 32 against.  Read more of this post