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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The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.
When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.
Paperwork, administrative burdens and transportation issues can lead to lower participation among children in rural areas, experts said at a House subcommittee hearing.
New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey filed the lawsuit in federal court.
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By the end of the century, the number increases to 2.5 million at-risk properties.
New research looks at "non-recurring" state budget collections.
Can family enrichment centers help keep kids out of foster care?
A notice issued on Wednesday could have implications for some recently passed state laws.
New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
The bill, passed by committee, requires that the offenses be somehow related to an individual’s public employment.
All 50 states recognize that someone is legally dead once they are brain dead, but the Garden State has a rather large exemption.
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