New Jersey

September 20, 2018

NJ UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STILL HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

New Jersey’s unemployment rate stands at 4.2 percent, higher than the national average.  The State added 1,600 jobs in August but not good enough to bring the rate below four percent. The post NJ UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STILL HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERA...
September 20, 2018

SWEENEY: MINIMUM WAGE BUMP TO $15/HOUR NOT LIKELY THIS YEAR

Despite the wishes of Governor Murphy, New Jersey’s minimum wage is not likely to climb to $15 an hour this year.  Senate President Steve Sweeney says he supports the higher wage, but he also wants to study the affects on small business first. Th...
September 20, 2018

NJ AUDUBON SOCIETY SUPPORTS STATE’S OFFSHORE WIND INITIATIVE

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that it was inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind power development – enough for 350,000 homes. The New Jersey Audubon Society came out in support of the process. Gov. Murphy wants an Offshore Wind Master Plan to generate 3,500 megawatts of …

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September 20, 2018

GOV. MURPHY LOOKING TO PHASE OUT PARCC TESTING

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he wants to phase out the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams, known as the PARCC tests. Murphy wants to drop from six to two the number of PARCC tests required in high school. His administration has significantly reduced the percentage of weight used by …

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