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Editorial: Dark Money Groups Need Sunlight

When government does something right, which happens about as frequently as Sunday’s lunar eclipse, we feel obliged to point it out and commend it, if only to remind ourselves that our tax money isn’t being wasted.

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'Dark Money' Bill Would Force Organizations To Disclose Donors

For two and a half years, Sen. Troy Singleton has been pushing a bill to make independent expenditure committees disclose their major donors the way candidates do.

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NJ Lawmakers Look To Close 'Dark Money' Disclosure Loopholes As Top Democrats Face Flak

New Jersey lawmakers plan to consider a bill Thursday to close loopholes that allow some donors to stay private even while spending heavily to influence political campaigns, ballot questions and policy debates.

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Moment Arrives To Reveal Dark Money Donors

A half century after the Watergate scandal set off a scramble to push big money out of American politics, big money is bigger than ever. Reformers keep trying to set up barriers, and politicians keep finding ways around them, often with the help of the courts.

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Murphy-Sweeney Feud Could Lead To Laws Shining More Light On Dark Money

As issue-advocacy group tied to Murphy goes back on promise to disclose donors, Sweeney fast-tracks legislation that has been sidelined for years.

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NJ Has Weak System Of State Support For Black And Latino College Students — Report

Higher education in NJ is hobbled by inequities that leave many minority students ill-equipped for college and the job market, authors contend.

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Sweeney Endorses Disclosure Requirements For Independent Advocacy Organizations: 'This Is One Where We Agree'

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney announced today his support for legislation that would require independent advocacy committees to disclose their donors, bringing greater transparency to organizations that work to influence the process of government. 

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Comptroller's Audit Finds Poor Oversight Of NJ Tax Incentives

Released Wednesday, the audit report was highly critical of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s monitoring of the incentive programs it oversees and noted that a review of 48 of the 401 projects awarded credits since their inception in 2005 determined that thousands of jobs supposedly created or retained by companies awarded tax breaks could not be verified.

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Sen. Troy Singleton Appointed To Lead Community And Urban Affairs Committee

The 7th Legislative District legislator will trade his gavel as chair of the Senate’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee for the chairman’s post of the Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

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Needy Firefighters Burned By Groups That Should Be Offering Financial Aid

State comptroller cites sloppy oversight, possible misuse of funds as reasons firefighters and their families are not collecting all the money they’re entitled to.

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