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  • Are N.J. Republicans really doomed now that Christie is gone and Murphy is in charge?

    03/19/2018 4:20:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    For eight years, the Republican Party in New Jersey revolved around one person: Chris Christie. But the two-term governor is gone now, and the Jersey GOP is in poor shape. Almost irrelevant, really, with Democrat Phil Murphy in the governor's seat and his party firmly in control of the state Legislature. In fact, Republicans are left with their smallest number of state lawmakers in nearly four decades -- 41 out of 120 seats in the Legislature. In Washington, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate since 1972, and Democrats are aiming at picking up a U.S. House seat...
  • N.J. college CUTS 34 jobs amid struggle to stay afloat

    03/19/2018 12:16:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 19, 2018 | Karen Yi
    Faced with a steep drop in student enrollment, Essex County College will eliminate 34 positions by next year as it remains under close watch -- and probation -- by its accrediting agency. The layoffs of 20 full-time staff and elimination of 14 vacant positions will save $2.76 million, college officials said. Included on the list: A top-ranking administrator who was placed on paid leave after a vocal group of clergy called for her ouster. Joyce Wilson Harley, vice president of administration and finance, lobbed allegations of wrongdoing against President Anthony Munroe, who in turn, accused Harley of undermining his authority....
  • Uproar after New Jersey high school allegedly suspends students over gun-range photo

    03/19/2018 4:06:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-19-2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A New Jersey high school came under fire Friday after it allegedly suspended two students over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a shooting range. News of the unnamed students' suspension circulated through a Lacey Township Facebook group, according to Amanda Buron, a Lacey resident and family friend of one of the suspended students said one of the photos shared on SnapChat featured four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel with the caption "fun day at the range," reported. Buron said the two students received a five-day in-school suspension after the picture drew the...
  • Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

    03/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Katie Pavlichq
    ere's an outrageous story to end the week. A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies. The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag...
  • Trump's poison could kill fellow Republicans in Jersey

    03/18/2018 9:51:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2018 | Tom Moran
    Rep. Tom MacArthur, alone among New Jersey Republicans, has embraced Donald Trump with a full bear hug. Maybe he thought that would work out for him politically, but it's shaping up to be a disaster. He's toast as a statewide candidate in Blue Jersey, where Republicans had hoped he might rise to the U.S. Senate or governor's mansion. And now he has fresh reason to worry that he could even lose his seat in Congress. That reason is Conor Lamb, the rookie Democrat from southwestern Pennsylvania who just stunned the political world by marching into deep red territory and grabbing...
  • Christie: ‘There Could Be’ a Legal Issue with Stormy Daniels Payment

    03/12/2018 9:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said “there could be” a legal issue with the alleged $130,000 President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. When asked if there a legal issue with the payment Christie said, “There could be. He continued, “You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. Was Michael Cohen reimbursed for this? If he was, from whom? Did he pay for himself? If he paid himself, what are the campaign implications? There’s all kinds of issues...
  • Murphy: NJ community colleges could be tuition-free by 2021

    03/15/2018 8:03:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | March 15, 2018 | News 12 New Jersey
    EDISON - Gov. Phil Murphy has pledged to make New Jersey’s community colleges tuition-free by 2021. Murphy, in his budget address, said that $50 million of the state’s 2019 budget will go toward tuition support for low-income students. He said that tuition-free colleges will be paid for through an increase in the state sales tax and the creation of a millionaire’s tax. College students in the United States have nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to Student Debt Hero. Some high school students tell News 12 New Jersey that student loan debt is something that they worry about...
  • New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster (Title)

    03/14/2018 11:40:06 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 62 replies
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  • Murphy to propose raising N.J. sales tax in first budget

    03/13/2018 3:46:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 13, 2018 | Matt Arco and Samantha Marcus
    Gov. Phil Murphy is set Tuesday to unveil a state budget proposal -- his first -- that will include more than $1.5 billion in new revenue from taxes and closing loopholes, including a small spike in New Jersey's sales tax, NJ Advance Media has learned. The extra revenue would also come from a proposed millionaires tax, closing tax loopholes used by corporations, and a plan to legalize marijuana, according to multiple sources briefed on the budget.
  • So why is Donald Trump sticking it to New Jersey?

    03/10/2018 9:40:41 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's new-found opposition to funding the Gateway Tunnel project is just the latest example of how he's championed policies that punish New Jersey, where he has long ties and spends his spring weekends and summer vacation. The Trump-backed tax plan targeted New Jersey and other high-tax states by curbing the federal deduction for state and local taxes, and he backed Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that disproportionately cut funding from those states, which expanded Medicaid in order to expand coverage. Meanwhile, New Jersey taxpayers send billions of dollars more to Washington than they get back in...
  • Driver electrocuted after ignoring barricade and hitting wires downed in storm

    03/09/2018 4:53:02 AM PST · by lightman · 65 replies ^ | 9 March A.D. 2018 | John Luciew
    A driver in New Jersey made a fatal mistake when he ignored a road closed barricade Thursday morning and drove on, only to run over live electrical wires downed by this week's nor'easter storm. As 6ABC in Philly reports, the driver's SUV erupted into flames in on Summit Avenue and Route 208 in Franklin Lakes just before 9 a.m., as the vehicle hit those live wires. In fact, the inferno was so bad, the driver had not been positively identified as of last reports. Fire totally gutted the vehicle, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation...
  • Company Will Reimburse Drunk Bro’s $1,600 Uber Ride

    03/07/2018 3:05:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2018
    A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride to his home state will be reimbursed by a food delivery company. Jamie Giovinazzo, founder of Eat Clean Bro in Freehold, New Jersey, says his company will pay the fare to thank Kenny Bachman for choosing not to drive while drunk. Giovinazzo says Bachman’s decision helped keep the roadway safe for other motorists.
  • Why this man who barged in on his cheating wife could go to jail for 15 years

    03/07/2018 7:47:50 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 144 replies
    yahoo lifestyle ^ | January 20, 2018 | Cindy Arboleda
    Sean Donis’s wife, Nancy Donis, 38, said she was going to dinner. Donis stayed behind to watch their 5-year-old son. When he couldn’t find his iPad, he turned on the Find My iPhone app to locate it. The software showed the electronic device moving toward an unknown location; he had a hunch that his wife had taken it, and he decided to follow. He arrived at a house and opened the unlocked door. On the second floor, he found his wife in bed with her boss, Albert Lopez, 58. With his iPhone, he recorded two brief videos of them in...
  • 'Stop blaming white people' sign causes stir at N.J. post office

    03/05/2018 8:48:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 03/05/2018 | By Taylor Tiamoyo Harris
    The United States Postal Service said it is investigating a racial sign put up outside its Flemington location. USPS Postal Inspector Greg Kliemisch said Friday afternoon the sign, which read "March is national stop blaming white people month! Accept responsibility for your own bad choices. Hug a white person!," was put up sometime Thursday. It was taken down in the afternoon by employees, he said. Kliemisch said posting signs on the building is strictly prohibited. He could not confirm whether or not the location had cameras outside the building that captured the incident. The sign is similar to messages in...
  • High School Teacher Suspended for Saying He Supports Teachers Being Armed

    03/04/2018 4:29:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    History teacher Timothy Lock said he supported teachers being armed. For that, he was suspended. From Daily Caller: A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended from his job for expressing support for arming teachers after the Parkland school shooting.Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Lock, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.Most of the students reportedly didn’t have a problem with Lock’s comments, but one decided to report him to...
  • Democrats' seek to help wealthy in response to tax changes

    03/04/2018 3:15:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 3/4/2018 | GEOFF MULVIHIL
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They’ve styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy.Democratic governors and lawmakers in a handful of high-income, high-tax states are promoting policies that are intended to spare their residents the pain of the new $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes. Connecticut, New Jersey and New York are even planning to sue the federal government over the new cap, which was a key...
  • Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County?

    02/28/2018 7:16:27 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    ROI NJ ^ | November 30, 2017 | Tom Bergeron
    Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County? Editor's Desk By Tom Bergeron Morris County | Nov 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Tom Bergeron/ROI-NJ The sign commemorating Gov. Chris Christie Drive in Morris Plains. OK, let’s get the joke out of the way. Gov. Chris Christie, whose national political ambitions were sidetracked by his connection to a traffic jam, had a short access road named after him last week. The catch: This short road, no more than a half-mile long, is being built to alleviate traffic problems around a park in his home county of Morris. Now, let’s get to...
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Florida Massacre Survivors Call For Gun Legislation At New Jersey Rally

    02/25/2018 5:53:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 25, 2018 | CBS New York
    LIVINGSTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A sizable crowd gathered at a synagogue in Livingston, New Jersey Sunday to hear three survivors of the Parkland, Florida school massacre speak. As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg, Ryan Deitsch, and Matthew Deitsch all took part in a rally at Temple B’nai Abraham in support of what they call common sense gun legislation.
  • Booker, Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except Labor and Ideological Groups

    02/24/2018 5:43:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups. Gillibrand made her pledge last week. It was quickly followed by Booker, who, echoing Gillibrand, said the "campaign finance system is broken." Neither's pledge to stymie outside spending, however, extended to labor unions and ideological...