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Comptroller’s Audit Reveals Questionable Bonuses Paid To MCIA Upper Management

TRENTON — The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) paid substantial annual bonuses to its upper management that were not provided for in their employment contracts, including a payment of more than $55,000 to the authority’s executive director that raised his stated salary by 30 percent in 2010, an Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) audit has found.

OPINION: Standing In The Way Of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

The House of Representatives has the opportunity this week to extend tax cuts for all Americans and dramatically reduce the uncertainty surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year. If the House approves legislation the Senate passed last week, President Barack Obama stands ready to sign it into law immediately.


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Millions Of Dollars In U.S. Aid Wasted In Afghanistan

In the Nangarhar province near Afghanistan’s eastern border sits an abandoned police base, built with $4.5 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars and completed just 13 months ago. The base, known as Lal Por 2, is badly needed but remains empty because it lacks any viable water supply. No efforts are underway to add one.

Division of Consumer Affairs Updates “Most Inquired About” Charities List

NEWARK – An array of organizations claiming to help American veterans, all with very similar and inspiring names – Disabled American Veterans; Disabled Veterans National Foundation; Disabled Veterans Services; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Veterans Support Foundation; and Wounded Warrior Project – dominate the list of New Jersey’s “Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities” for the first half of 2012.