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

Jersey Fresh Season Begins

By Briana Vannozzi

The kick-off of the “Jersey-Fresh” season began today with the opening of all 144 community farmers markets around the state.  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

Reaction to NJN’s Closure

By Jerry Henry

As the Senate vote failed to block NJN’s transfer to New York-base WNET, the inevitable became clear to many.  Read more of this post

Casino Workers at Higher Risk for Chronic Conditions

By Sara Lee Kessler

Many casino workers have serious medical conditions, sometimes, more than one.  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

NJ Town Honors World’s First Female Director

By Briana Vannozzi

Alice Guy Blache, from about 1896 to 1920, created hundreds of short films in France and New Jersey during a time when the only role for a woman was as a wife and homemaker.  Read more of this post

Assembly Budget Committee Holds Hearing On Democrats’ Budget Proposal

By Briana Vannozzi

The Assembly Budget Committee got off to a late start as last minute modifications to several consent bills were still being ironed out.  Read more of this post

New Jersey Wineries in Jeopardy

By Kate Megargee

New Jersey vintners want state lawmakers to hurry up and pass legislation allowing out-of-state wineries to open retail outlets here.  Read more of this post