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STATE IS NOT COUNTING ON BAG TAX IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET

New Jersey is not counting on approximately $23 million in revenues from a tax on plastic and paper bags in this year’s budget.  Governor Murphy has not signed a bill that would create a five cent tax on every bag you use.  Environmentalists and some shore towns would rather have plastic bags and other plastics …

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CONGRESSMAN NEARLY FAINTS DUE TO HEAT AT NJ EVENT

Longtime New Jersey Congressman William Pascrell Jr. nearly fainted from the heat during an event Tuesday at the Englewood, NJ Fire Department.  Pascrell was carried out from the event and taken to a local hospital for observation.  Pascrell is 81 and ...

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MURPHY SIGNS STATE BUDGET INTO LAW

The new state budget has been signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.  Murphy signed the spending plan late Sunday night and brags that it will mean huge investments into public schools, property tax relief, and New Jersey Transit.  Big tax hikes are ...

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LEGISLATURE APPROVES BUDGET SUNDAY EVENING

Lawmakers in Trenton finally gave approvals to the new $37.4 million state budget Sunday evening.  Lawmakers met through the day to approve the spending plan in both the Assembly and the Senate after gathering at 8:00am to discuss the compromise.  An extra $402 million will be added to school funding, but the sales tax remains …

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BILL PASSED THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE DRONES AT CAPE MAY AIRPORT

A new bill sponsored by local lawmakers will help bring drone companies to the Cape May Airport.  Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land sponsored a bill that would help encourage drone companies to come to the airport as it remains one of six FAA UAS test sites in the nation.  Various tax credits are available …

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BUDGET DEAL MEANS NO INCREASE IN SALES TAX IN NJ

The new budget agreement in New Jersey means the sales tax will not be going up.  The new budget calls for the sales tax to remain the same, at 6.625 percent.  Governor Murphy had wanted the sales tax to elevate to seven percent. The post BUDGET DEAL M...

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TIME TO REBOOT: COMCAST SUFFERS MAJOR INTERNET, TV OUTAGE

Comcast suffered a major television and internet outage issue that affected thousands of New Jerseyans on Friday, including those in our region.  A major outage affected portions of the country that made the internet work only now and then, and only a few television channels to operate.  Some of the service was restored as of …

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