New Jersey

March 14, 2018

GOVERNOR SAYS NO INCREASE IN NEW JERSEY TRANSIT FARES IN 2018

Despite funneling an additional quarter billion dollars into the state budget for New Jersey Transit, Governor Phil Murphy says there will be no increase in fares in 2018.  Murphy says fares have increased by 36 percent over eight years while the publi...
March 14, 2018

THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WALK OUT OF SCHOOLS IN PROTEST

Thousands of students walked out of New Jersey public schools this morning to show their solidarity and support for safer schools.  The walkouts generally lasted 17 minutes to pay tribute to the recent school shooting victims in Florida on February 14t...
March 14, 2018

NO WINNER IN MEGA MILLIONS, JACKPOT TO BE 8TH HIGHEST IN HISTORY

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will now swell to an estimated $345 million courtesy of no one hitting on all of the numbers Tuesday night.  This will be the eighth largest Mega Millions lottery drawing in its history.  If you win Friday night and you want the cash option, you’ll put $205 million in your …

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March 13, 2018

MURPHY PRESENTS NEW BUDGET, HIGHER SPENDING, HIGHER TAXES

To no one’s surprise, higher spending and higher taxes are all part of Governor Phil Murphy’s new state budget.  The $37.4 billion budget is a whopping $2.7 billion higher than last year’s budget and calls for a one percent increase in the sales tax, putting that tax back to seven percent.  He also wants higher …

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