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Moody’s downgrades N.J. credit rating, citing weak financial position and pension shortfalls

APRIL 16, 2015, 10:13 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015, 10:18 PM
BY SALVADOR RIZZO
STATE HOUSE BUREAU |
THE RECORD

Moody’s Investors Service announced a downgrade of New Jersey’s credit rating Thursday night, citing a “lack of improvement in the state’s weak financial position” and recent pension-funding shortfalls.

The state’s bond rating fell one step, from A1 […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

AARP, is New Jersey’s Top Lobbyist for 2014

April 13.2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood  NJ , The sad truth is most politicians only have to speak with voters ever 2- 4 years , but they speak to lobbyists every day .Special-interest groups in New Jersey once again laid out millions trying to shape and influence legislation in Trenton.

The 2014 list had one […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Trenton|2 Comments

Court: Christie can’t use towns’ affordable housing trust fund

APRIL 9, 2015, 1:30 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015, 11:55 PM
BY SALVADOR RIZZO
STATE HOUSE BUREAU |
THE RECORD

A state appeals court on Thursday blocked Governor Christie’s efforts to take $160 million out of trust funds that towns use to build low-cost housing units for poor, disabled and elderly residents.

It was the latest setback […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Trenton|7 Comments

STUCK ON STUPID : N.J. Senate committee examining state’s economic recovery

MARCH 31, 2015, 12:55 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015, 12:57 PM

BY DUSTIN RACIOPPI
STATE HOUSE BUREAU |
THE RECORD

State senators are looking for answers why New Jersey has become an economic island of the Northeast as the country continues to recover from the Great Recession.

On the second day of testimony by state leaders on […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment

The Trenton Nanny State wants your little ice skater wearing a helmet

The Trenton Nanny State wants your little ice skater wearing a helmet

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

New Jersey continues to take its “Nanny State” reputation to new extremes, Save Jerseyans. This is already the state where kids can’t shovel snow for extra cash without getting harassed. And the government seated in Trenton keeps […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Trenton|2 Comments