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Murphy CVS Bill Forcing Divestiture From Companies Dodging Superfund Cleanups

Legislation targets pension-fund investments. Governor says divestiture should be one option among several afforded to State Investment Council.

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Property Tax Break? Sweeping Change In How NJ Pays For Schools Is Now Law

The decades-old debate in New Jersey over how to fairly fund public education took another turn Tuesday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the first major revamp of the state’s modern school funding formula since it was enacted in 2008.

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State Suspends Low-Level Marijuana Cases Until September - For A Start

Attorney General says decision buys time for working group to advise on prosecutorial authority and downgrading of charges. Directive does not extend to law enforcement.

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Can 'Opportunity Zones' Help Revitalize NJ's Distressed Towns And Cities?

New federal program bets investors will be willing to put their money in designated zones in return for significant tax breaks down the line.

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Murphy Official Says Child Welfare Fix 'Within Reach' After 15 Years And Billions Spent. Is It?

As the court-supervised overhaul of the child welfare system enters its 15th year, Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday met privately with the judge and the independent monitor to pledge his support to improve the agency's work with troubled families. 

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Tiny Houses Are A Big Step Toward Making NJ Homes Affordable

Pare down the square footage from 2,300, say, to 300. Furnish the basics: sinks, bathroom facilities, kitchen appliances. Then build enough of these so-called "tiny homes" to ease the housing burden that has left at least 8,500 of our state's residents without shelter.

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Opinion: Pay-To-Play Needs Common-Sense Changes

Fears about public contractors wielding improper political influence over New Jersey’s elected officials led to drastically smaller contribution limits and other reforms in the mid-2000s.

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Murphy Plans To Kill Four PARCC Exams. Here's Who Could Get Out Of Testing

New Jersey's new governor wasn't able to fulfill his campaign promise to "scrap PARCC Day 1," but it appears he's now trying to kill at least some of the controversial tests. 

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State Takes Another Small Step Toward Cranking Up Offshore Wind Industry

After progress stalled under Christie administration, new governor has ambitious agenda. But developers worry time will run out before they can access federal tax incentives.

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Budget Earmarks Funds To Build Affordable Funds In NJ - At Last

While significant sum still allowed to be diverted, $15 million has been put aside specifically for constructing homes

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