NY and NJ announce Gateway agreement

NY and NJ announce Gateway agreement – CBS New York Watch CBS News There are new developments for the Gateway Project, the plan to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. CBS2’s Elijah Westbrook reports on the funding deal. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and … Read more

Governors Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy sign $14B funding agreement for Gateway Hudson Tunnel project

NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey have crossed a major bridge toward building the Gateway Hudson Tunnel. Governors Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy signed a $14 billion funding agreement for phase one of the project to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. Both states will share the costs not covered … Read more

Gov. Murphy signs sweeping gun safety law in NJ

METUCHEN, New Jersey (WABC) — In the midst of all of the gun violence, including the deadly July 4 parade shooting in Highland Park, Governor Phil Murphy signed several comprehensive new gun law in New Jersey Tuesday. “In the wake of horrific mass shootings in Highland Park, Illinois, Uvalde Texas, and Buffalo, New York, it … Read more

N.J.’s back-to-school sales-tax holiday is not a serious plan to attack inflation

New Jersey Democrats, apparently aching to pitch an idea dumber than President Biden’s proposed gas tax holiday, last week announced they want to get rid of the state’s sales tax on some items as a “back to school” gift to New Jerseyans struggling with high inflation. For 10 days starting Aug. 27, consumers would get … Read more

New Jersey bills seek to expand abortion rights in wake of Supreme Court decision

New Jersey residents will retain access to abortions, as Gov. Phil Murphy enshrined abortion rights into state law in January ahead of the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  In the months since Murphy signed the “Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act,” the governor and several other Democratic lawmakers have sought to expand … Read more

Hochul to call special legislative session after gun ruling; Adams worries NYC will be ‘Wild West’

NEW YORK (WABC) — Elected officials in New York and New Jersey wasted no time voicing their opinions and talking about the next steps after the Supreme Court ruling to strike down the concealed carry law in New York. Governor Kathy Hochul said while the decision necessitated no immediate change to New York state law, … Read more

New Jersey to lift sales tax on back-to-school supplies later this summer

New Jersey will sell school supplies tax-free for 10 days at the end of the summer in an effort to make the back-to-school season more affordable for families, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. From Aug. 27 through Sept. 3, the state will waive its 6.625% sales tax on back-to-school items thanks to a $2 billion … Read more

Gov. Murphy faces Democratic roadblocks to passing new abortion-rights protections in New Jersey

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s renewed push to increase abortion access in New Jersey faces a roadblock that may surprise casual observers of our nation’s abortion politics. His own party. After legislative losses last November that thinned the Democratic majority in the Legislature to its narrowest in years, Murphy has to wrangle a caucus that is … Read more

FIFA selects New York/New Jersey as one of 16 cities to host 2026 World Cup games

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) — FIFA has selected New York and New Jersey as one of the 16 cities that will host World Cup games in the summer of 2026. Nearly two dozen cities bid to host World Cup games when the world’s marquee sporting event takes over North America in the summer of … Read more