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Trenton, NJ Bucking the state's powerful public employee unions, the New Jersey Senate on Monday passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for health benefits and pensions from more than a half-million government workers, while
N.J. (AP) — Bucking the state's powerful public employee unions, the New Jersey Senate on Monday passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for health benefits and pensions from more than a half-million government workers, while suspending
Republican Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries of Lake Elsinore characterized the 31-19 vote, 10 votes short of passage, as a "pure partisan drill" by Democrats against Republicans who seek budget solutions without tax hikes. Most Democrats opposed or
The Assembly Budget Committee is scheduled to hold the first of three hearings on New Jersey's proposed $29.4 billion state budget. . Tuesday's hearing in Trenton will focus on issues of health, children, families and seniors.Other hearings this
Lawmakers on the Assembly budget committee will get an update on New Jersey's fiscal condition seven months into the budget year, but the briefing won't come from the state treasurer. Treasurer Andrew Eristoff has declined to testify before the
The tax extensions in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal last only five years, and closing the $25 billion deficit will require difficult cuts. The Assembly Budget Committee and the State Senate take up the first formal review of his proposal
A package of bills to help revive New Jersey's struggling horse racing industry won final approval from the state Assembly Monday, as did legislation to boost gambling revenues by allowing sports betting at the state's casinos and racetracks.
Assembly Democrats and Republicans this morning tangled over whether the state should spend $10 million to create a job-training program for unemployed New Jerseyans. The bill (A3584) one of the main planks of the Democrats' initiative to create jobs
A bill designed to ease New Jersey's high property taxes by limiting raises for police officers and firefighters is stalled in the state Assembly, where the issue means more to some lawmakers because of their other jobs. Unlike many other states, New
N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered an alternative to the competing plans he and Democrats proposed to slow rising property taxes, while threatening to keep the Legislature in Trenton through the holiday weekend to deal with taxpayers'