New Bond Issue Edges Closer as Vo-Techs Make Case for Urgent State Funding

New Jersey voters will decide in a few weeks whether the state should take on more than $100 million in new debt to pay for library capital projects. But even as the fate of that proposed borrowing has yet to be determined, lawmakers are already starting to explore the next big bond issue that could go before voters.


N.J. continues to use easily hacked voting machines

When New Jersey voters go to the polls this November to choose a replacement for Gov. Chris Christie, the technology they use will be woefully outdated and vulnerable to cyberattack.


Package of Three Bills Ratchets Up State's Renewable-Energy Goals

Earlier this month, a package of three bills to overhaul the state's energy policies was quietly introduced in the Senate. If adopted, the legislation would require 100 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2050. Another bill would set a target of having 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030. The…


Amazon Fever: NJ Could Offer $5B in Tax Breaks to Lure HQ2 to Newark

Despite being an election year, state lawmakers from both parties joined a unified push to lure Amazon's new corporate headquarters to New Jersey, an effort that now involves a staggering $5 billion state-tax incentive being offered as an enticement. The bipartisan campaign to convince the online retail giant to open a corporate center in New Jersey…


Is New Jersey Finally Getting Smarter About Smart Meters?

New Jersey is finally embracing smart meters. Well, maybe. Rockland Electric won approval last week from regulators to install smart meters in the homes of its 74,000 customers, the first time a utility has been given the go-ahead to put the two-way enhanced-communication devices into use in New Jersey. Smart meters offer a multitude of benefits.…





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