The National Low Income Housing Coalition examined the loss of low-cost rental housing in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, recommending steps that can be taken by other communities to preserve or rebuild.
With a "your mom" joke and a lot of state-specific content, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's digital team tackles Twitter in a whole new way (while also getting serious when the news is serious).
A 600-year-old tree fell in New Jersey. Officials will preserve its legacy by sending its seedlings all over the state.
A stress-busting course for caregivers offered by a New Jersey county aims to counteract the negative physical and emotional effects that come with providing support for a loved one.
A new report warns 17,800 coastal homes built after 2009 will be within the 10-year floodplain by 2050 without any reduction in greenhouse gas pollution.
Measures at both the state and local level seek to protect natural hairstyles that African Americans are sometimes asked to change.
The findings from The Pew Charitable Trusts come as the U.S. enters a record phase of economic expansion.
Lawmakers in multiple states are considering legislation to increase penalties for mail thieves who steal packages and other deliveries from porches and mailboxes.
The tax break program has been under scrutiny since the New Jersey comptroller’s office issued a report concluding that billions in tax breaks were approved without adequate state diligence.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Developments in local and federal investigations into officials across the country … A bill banning sanctuary cities passes the Florida House … Federal judge says it is legal to sell fireworks on tribal land.
“I think there definitely is momentum,” says one expert.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | 'Congestion pricing' coming to New York City ... Reconsidering allowing homeless people to live in cars ... Cracking down on child care fraud.
The rankings were supposed to ensure that the most dangerous sites remained a priority even as the state gave private companies a bigger role in cleanups.
COMMENTARY | Any fiscal expert looking at New Jersey’s budget situation would quickly come to the conclusion that the underfunded pension system is the place to start, the state’s former comptroller and budget director says.
“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.
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How a New Jersey city is combating flood risks with comprehensive parks planning
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