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CT Lawmaker Opposes Electronic Tolling As A Way To Ease I-95 Congestion

Rep. David Scribner, a ranking member of the Legislature’s transportation committee, said highway tolls, no matter how they are collected, are not the answer.

06/05/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

1,000 Additional Police Officers Included In City Council Budget Proposal

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

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New York’s Minimum Wage Set To Increase At Year’s End

The first of three increases to New York state’s minimum wage is set to go into effect at the end of 2013.

12/26/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo Supports Proposal For Two-Year Property Tax Freeze

The proposal calls for the state to subsidize the cost of the freeze in 2014 with its budget surplus.

12/10/2013

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale as seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Nassau Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Nassau Coliseum Renovation Proposal

County legislators will vote on a plan by developer Bruce Ratner to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and build a retail and entertainment complex that would include restaurants, an ice rink, a bowling alley and a movie theater.

09/23/2013

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Report: NJ Democrats To Bring Gay Marriage Bill To Legislature

New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.

01/07/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Report: Gov. Christie To Talk Civil Service Reform Thursday

Christie plans to take the Democratic-controlled Legislature to task during a keynote address in Atlantic City for not reconsidering two bills he conditionally vetoed.

11/17/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Poll: Gov. Christie’s Approval Rating Unchanged

Voters were split 46-48 percent on whether Christie’s failure to make Republican gains in the Legislature would spell trouble for him if he runs for re-election in two years.

11/16/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Signs Property Tax Breaks Into Law

One break would continue a municipal option to provide tax incentives for purchases of new homes by first-time buyers. Sponsors call home ownership “the most potent form” of economic stimulus.

06/16/2011

The New Jersey capitol building in Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Chosen NJ Legislative Map Favors Democrats

The tie-breaking member of a commission chosen to redraw boundaries for New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts selected a new election map submitted by Democrats, The Associated Press has learned.

04/02/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.

03/27/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Analysis: Cuomo On Track To Win Budget Fight

The Cuomo administration says it’s ready to make the Democrat’s $132.5 billion plan, which carries a 2.7 percent cut and deep gouges to the public university system, the law of the land on April 2.

03/19/2011

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Christie To Discuss Transportation Funding Plan

Wednesday’s meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Action, a coalition of business, labor and government leaders.

03/02/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

NJ Senate OKs Toll Increase Rollback

The New Jersey Senate has voted to roll back a planned highway toll increase. Democrats said the increase shouldn’t go forward because it was meant to help pay for a new rail tunnel into New York that won’t be built.

02/18/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Uses Veto Pen On 3 Bills

Christie has been urging the Democratic-controlled Legislature to reform civil service laws to help municipalities stay under the new 2-percent cap on annual property tax increases.

02/04/2011

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