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Update: The Dire State of the N.J. Pension System

Update: The Dire State of the N.J. Pension System
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Today, the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission released its 30-day status report, an interim update on the first month of the commission’s work with an eye toward providing a full, unvarnished, and sober explanation of the nature, scope and causes of the challenges faced by New Jersey’s public employee pension and health benefits system.

Before getting to some key findings of the report, here’s a refresher on the Commission, its non-partisan, non-political membership, and the charge Governor Christie set out for them:

 

Poverty in New Jersey Continues to Rise

Poverty in New Jersey Continues to Rise
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As the rest of the country marches out of the Great Recession of 2009, New Jersey is almost alone in watching its economic condition worsen, according to a...

Powerball Winning Numbers Worth $225 M for Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Powerball Winning Numbers Worth $225 M for Wednesday, September 24, 2014
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Since we’re now officially into fall, wouldn’t a $225 million top prize take care of all your fall and holiday needs, along with a few odds and ends you don’t need?

I wo...

Getting Ripped Off by Coin Exchange Machines?

Getting Ripped Off by Coin Exchange Machines?
BY COLLEEN ROACHE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee Vice-Chair Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored to require coin redemption machines to disclose f...

N.J. Senator Turner: 'Stop Handouts to Wealthy Corporations That Avoid Tax Obligations'

N.J. Senator Turner: 'Stop Handouts to Wealthy Corporations That Avoid Tax Obligations'
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON — Senator Shirley Turner (D-Mercer, Hunterdon) has introduced a package of bills to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to subsidize compan...

Powerball Winning Numbers for Saturday, September 20, 2014 Worth $196 Million

Powerball Winning Numbers for Saturday, September 20, 2014 Worth $196 Million
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another day, another Powerball drawing going by without a jackpot winner.

The last time Powerball reached its current level was on June 11, when a player from Tennessee ...

Powerball Numbers For Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 Worth $171M

Powerball Numbers For Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 Worth $171M
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Powerball jackpot remained without a winner on Saturday night, so that top prize is continuing to head upward.

Nobody won Powerball’s top prize for the tenth consecu...

Cryan Highlights Tuition Freeze Bill as Cornerstone of Higher Ed Reform Package

Cryan Highlights Tuition Freeze Bill as Cornerstone of Higher Ed Reform Package
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Assemblyman Joseph Cryan is looking forward to seeing the cornerstone of a 20-bill higher education reform package come before the Assemb...

Gaming, Gambling and Engagement: Where Is It All Going?

Gaming, Gambling and Engagement: Where Is It All Going?
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This past Sunday, three of the most read stories in the New York Times involved the growing and ever-changing world of gaming and gambling. From competit...

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