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Murphy: Creating an innovation economy won’t be easy, but it can be done

Gov. Phil Murphy said he doesn’t have to look far when looking for a state to compare with when it comes to his plans to build an “innovation...

Murphy: Millionaire’s tax impacts highest earners, corporate tax impacts middle-class families

Gov. Phil Murphy defended his call for a millionaire’s tax — saying its impact on the economy in the state would be far less than the raising of...


What they’re saying: Reaction to the passage of the Legislature’s budget

A budget was passed in both the state Senate and the General Assembly on Thursday, but it is expected to be vetoed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Here is...

Headed for shutdown? Legislature passes budget Murphy has threatened to veto

In what figures to be another chapter in what already has become a long and contentious budget battle, the state Senate and Assembly passed their...


Two officers with Trenton lobbying firm announce retirement

Two of the leaders of MBI-GluckShaw are retiring, the Trenton-based lobbying firm announced Wednesday. With the departures of Paul Bontempo,...

What did Legislature do with 2 health care bills that seemingly need more specifics? Approved them in committee

Two health care bills were introduced in the Legislature on Monday and Tuesday that could have significant impact on the Medicaid population. Both...


Legislature offers another bill based on Byrne-Healey report in effort to increase savings on public-sector benefits

A bill introduced by the Legislature this week is the latest to follow a recommendation from a report commissioned by the state three years ago to...

Legislature’s tax plan includes more than just raising corporate business tax

The corporate business tax increase being pushed by state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin does a lot more than...


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