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Gov. Murphy Nixes Plan To Divert #33M From Firefighters Relief Fund

Facing a backlash from firefighters and state lawmakers, the Democratic governor announced Tuesday plans to amend his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year to eliminate the proposed $33 million diversion from the New Jersey Firemen’s Association to the state’s general fund.

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State Librarian Says Regulations Almost Ready For 2017 Library Bond Act

Voters overwhelmingly approved borrowing the $125 million in November 2017, but since then libraries have been forced to wait for over a year for the state to release criteria and regulations spelling out how to apply for the funding.

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NJ's Troubled Public-Worker Pension System Is Actually Getting Healthier. Here's What The Latest Numbers Show.

New Jersey’s gaping public-worker pension hole continued to improve slightly last year, even as the state contributed billions of dollars less than recommended by pension actuaries.

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Don't Rethink School Funding Cuts. Help Districts Cope | Editorial

We feel the pain of those school districts that are losing state aid next year and face the grim prospect of laying off teachers and other staff. Their recent protests underscore the need to find ways to help them adapt, to limit the damage.

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Congressman Andy Kim Pays Tribute To Republican Senator

Held at the Hotel ML on Route 73, the breakfast also featured remarks from Burlington County Freeholder Dan O’Connell and state Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7th of Delran.

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Murphy's Budget Reflects Change In How Pension Obligation Is Calculated

Tweak to actuarial policy provides $100M in breathing room over previous estimate of payment needed to fully fund ailing system

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Lawmakers Want To Know How Much Customers Will Pay To Fund Clean Energy

Back-of-the-envelope estimates indicate Murphy’s clean-energy agenda will easily cost more than $15 billion

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Commencement 2019 To Feature Fitness Guru, Alumnus Shaun T And Special Honored Guests

Rowan University’s Commencement 2019 celebration will feature 12 ceremonies, beginning with the main university-wide event Saturday, May 11, and running through Thursday, May 16, with celebrations for individual colleges and schools. More than 2,600 students from the Class of ’19 will participate in the main university ceremony.

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With Clock Ticking, Lawmakers Could Split Incentives Vote From Budget Process

Legislators have been discussing an extension for the timeline to vote on and implement new tax incentive programs in the state, separating it from the budget process, as the start of the new fiscal year approaches.

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Murphy Signs Package Of Bills To Alleviate NJ's Foreclosure Crisis

Foreclosure bedevils New Jersey. The state has some 20,000 homes in some stage of the process. It also has the number one foreclosure rate in the nation, more than double the national rate.

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