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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

Port Authority slowing down plans to eliminate carpool discount

The George Washington Bridge.

With critics pushing back against the idea, made possible by new toll technology, the bi-state agency said in a statement it believes "for safety, efficiency, and environmental reasons, transitioning to cashless tolling will have a positive impact on our customers, our facilities, and the region. But we’re also listening when our customers speak up."

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Sweeney-backed bill gives Legislature greater say in budget revenue forecasting

Although lawmakers failed last summer to push through a bill stripping the governor of his sole constitutional power to have the final say over the state’s revenue, a bill backed by the Senate President would at least afford lawmakers a greater say in the process. Assembly Bill 442, which the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved Thursday, creates the three-member ...

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Senate committee clears revised freelance worker bill

The controversial bill is aimed at cracking down on worker misclassifcation, a practice the measure's proponents argue infringes on workers' rights and costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars in employment taxes was approved in a 3-1 vote but left many opponents confused about sudden changes released earlier in the day.

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