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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Pascrell, Other House Dems, Introduce Bill to Scrap Federal SALT Cap »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - December 12, 2019   Measure would ease burden on those hit hardest by Trum...
Friday, December 6, 2019
Sweeney Pushes New Revenue Forecasting Model for State Budget »
John Reitmeyer - December 6, 2019 - NJ Spotlight A Revenue Advisory Board would bring together representatives from...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Newark Mayor Sues New York City Over Relocation of Homeless Population to New Jersey »
by Emma Coleman - Route Fifty Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration filed a lawsuit against the city of New York a...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Explainer: Little Known, Council on Local Mandates Wields Big Stick »
Colleen O'Dea - NJ Spotlight   P anel has power to void state laws by ruling they constitute an unfunded m...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Op-Ed: Consider a Tax Increase to Fix NJ’s Underfunded Public-Worker Pension Systems »
Fred Beaver - NJ Spotlight - Opinion Several other approaches have been suggested — and largely ignored — over t...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Governor’s Plan for Public Bank Is Met by Acclaim — and Some Concerns »
John Reitmeyer - November 14, 2019 - NJ Spotlight New board will have a year to come up with a business plan for t...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Murphy Takes First Key Step Toward Establishing a ‘Public Bank’ »
John Reitmeyer - November 13, 2019 - NJ Spotlight Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to sign an executive order Wednesday...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
American Dream, Source of Argument for and Against Reform of NJ Tax Incentives »
John Reitmeyer - October 29, 2019 - NJ Spotlight   Megamall probably could not have come to life without m...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
In the wake of high-profile ransomware attacks, local governments are looking to cyberinsurance »
Andrea Noble - October 4, 2019- Route Fifty Local governments facing an onslaught of ransomware attacks are increasin...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Governor Hasn’t Given Up on Plan for a Public Bank in New Jersey »
John Reitmeyer - October 15, 2019 - NJ Spotlight A state-run bank was one of Gov. Phil Murphy’s big proposals when h...
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Judge Rules Against NJ, Other States in Case Against Federal SALT Cap »
John Reitmeyer - October 1, 2019 - NJ Spotlight Right of federal lawmakers to place $10,000 limit on tax exemp...
Monday, September 9, 2019
NJ Public Worker Healthcare Costs to Decrease Next Year »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - September 9, 2019 State treasurer acclaims “good news” for property taxpayer...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Researchers found investment returns are likely affected by the size of the boards, the expertise of »
by Bill Lucia, Senior Reporter, Route Fifty How the boards that oversee investments for many of the state and loca...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Lack of Arbitration Cap is Reshaping Police Talks »
It has now been 19 months since the expiration of a 2% cap on the awards that arbitrators can make when settling deadlocke...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brave New World for Local Governments: No 2% Salary Caps for Cops, Firefighters »
by John Reitmeyer of NJ Spotlight - August 1, 2019 County and municipal officials meet in Trenton to get schooled in b...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Muncipalities Weigh Options for Future Labor Deals »
by David Cruz, Senior Correspondent of NJTV News Please view the video  here . Back in the early days of t...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moody’s Warns About Effect of Funding Freeze on Distressed Municipalities »
John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - July 22, 2019 Rating agency alerts investors to potential trouble if Gov....
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Three States File Lawsuit Over Federal Rules Blocking SALT Workaround »
Three States File Lawsuit Over Federal Rules Blocking SALT Workaround By Bill Lucia - Route Fifty Reporter -...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Opinion: NJ’s Health Benefits Liability Increased to $90B — Why and What to Do? »
Opinion: NJ’s Health Benefits Liability Increased to $90B — Why and What to Do? Richard F. Keevey - July 9, 201...
Monday, July 1, 2019
Murphy Signs $38.7B Budget But Uses Line-Item Veto to Clip Lawmakers’ Wish List »
Murphy Signs $38.7B Budget But Uses Line-Item Veto to Clip Lawmakers’ Wish List John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - July...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds Close SALT Tax Workaround for NJ, Other High-Tax States »
Feds Close SALT Tax Workaround for NJ, Other High-Tax States Daniel Munoz, Reporter -NJBIZ - June 12, 2019...
Monday, June 3, 2019
New Jersey Shaves Bonded Debt but Remains Among Most Indebted States »
New Jersey Shaves Bonded Debt but Remains Among Most Indebted States John Reitmeyer, Reporter -NJ Spotlight - Jun...
Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SALT Cap Isn’t Driving an Exodus From High Tax States, Ratings Agency Says »
SALT Cap Isn’t Driving an Exodus From High Tax States, Ratings Agency Says Bill Lucia, Sr. Reporter - Route 50 - Apr...
Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the Federal SALT Cap Putting NJ Residents on the Road to Other States? »
Is the Federal SALT Cap Putting NJ Residents on the Road to Other States? John Reitmeyer- NJ Spotlight - April 12, 20...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
NJ Pension System Unlikely to Meet FY2019 7.5% Assumed Rate of Return »
NJ Pension System Unlikely to Meet FY2019 7.5% Assumed Rate of Return John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - March 28,...
Friday, March 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Budget for 2020: Now It’s the Public’s Turn to Weigh In »
  State Budget for 2020: Now It’s the Public’s Turn to Weigh In John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - March 15, 20...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Murphy’s Budget Is $1B Bigger than Last Year’s, Promises $1B in Savings »
  Murphy’s Budget Is $1B Bigger than Last Year’s, Promises $1B in Savings NJ Spotlight - John Reitmeyer - Ma...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coalition of Governors Push to Restore State, Local Tax Deduction »
Coalition of Governors Push to Restore State, Local Tax Deduction Laura Maggie - Managing Editor - Route Fifty - Febr...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sweeney Seizes the Mic, Holds His Own Town Halls, But Where’s Murphy? »
  Sweeney Seizes the Mic, Holds His Own Town Halls, But Where’s Murphy? John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - Feb...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Opinion: Let’s Leverage New Minimum-Wage Law to Get Some Key Facts »
Opinion: Let’s Leverage New Minimum-Wage Law to Get Some Key Facts Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff - NJ Spotlight - February...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The States That Give and Get the Most Federal Dollars »
The States That Give and Get the Most Federal Dollars Bill Lucia - Senior Reporter - Route Fifty - January 8, 2019...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Could Advisory Board Help NJ Avoid Last-Minute Budget Shortfalls? »
Could Advisory Board Help NJ Avoid Last-Minute Budget Shortfalls? John Reitmeyer - NJ Spotlight - December 13, 2018...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Pascrell, Gottheimer Pledge to Work on Restoring SALT Deduction »
Pascrell, Gottheimer Pledge to Work on Restoring SALT Deduction John Reitmeyer - November 20, 2018 Congressme...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Costs Outpace Wages in NJ, More Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities »
Costs Outpace Wages in NJ, More Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities Colleen O'Deam NJ Spotlight - October 22,...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Murphy’s Revisions to Public-Employee Health Plans Could Save Taxpayers $500M »
Murphy’s Revisions to Public-Employee Health Plans Could Save Taxpayers $500M John Reitmeyer, September 18, 20...

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