New Jersey

July 1, 2019

STATE’S NEW $10 MINIMUM WAGE NOW IN EFFECT

New Jersey’s new ten dollar an hour minimum wage is in effect.  The wage went into effect on Monday, and affects approximately 200,000 workers throughout the Garden State.  The minimum wage will gradually increase to 15 dollars per hour. The post...
July 1, 2019

BRIDGEGATE DEFENDANT ASKED TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON TODAY

Bill Baroni has been asked to be released from a federal prison today now that the United States Supreme Court will hear the infamous Bridgegate case.  Baroni and Bridget Kelly were convicted of conspiring to form a traffic jam in New Jersey under former governor Chris Christie.  The nation’s highest court announced it would hear …

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June 30, 2019

MORE FIREWORKS: PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SPEND WEEKEND IN NEW JERSEY

President Trump is headed to New Jersey on Friday.  Trump will spend his first summer weekend at his Bedminster golf club and will stay through the weekend.  No details about his trip have been released. The post MORE FIREWORKS: PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SPE...
June 30, 2019

NO SHUTDOWN THIS YEAR: MURPHY SIGNS BUDGET, GUTS PROGRAMS

Governor Phil Murphy signed a new state budget into law, but not before making significant cuts promoted by his own democratic party.  Murphy signed a budget that includes a healthy payment to the pension programs, and millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey Transit.  The new budget means a shutdown is avoided, and …

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