NO MORE FREE EZ PASS FOR TURNPIKE WORKERS

Commissioners with the New Jersey Turnpike voted Tuesday to end the free EZ Pass courtesy extended to turnpike workers.  The commissioners reacted to a scathing report in which the Turnpike was highly criticized for mismanagement of its own finances.  The commissioners also decided to halt the practice of sick day carry overs and eliminated bonuses…

CHRISTIE SLAMS DEMS AGAIN IN LEGISLATURE

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie enjoyed a major political win on Tuesday when Democrats in the state legislature failed to support a binding arbitration bill that leaders of the assembly and senate both supported.  Democrats control both branches of the state legislature, but failed on Tuesday to defeat Republican Governor Chris Christie on various issues,…

TURNPIKE TOLLS TO BE PRIVATIZED

State officials confirm a new plan that will result in the toll collection system on the New Jersey Turnpike to fall into the hands of a private company.  The state says about 700 unionized toll workers would be replaced under this proposal as a cost-cutting move.  A report authorized by the state showed that New…