Unemployment can be stressful enough without having to figure out the tax treatment of the unemployment benefits you receive. Unemployment compensation generally includes, among other forms, state unemployment compensation benefits, but the tax implications depend on the type of program paying the benefits.
STATE – More than half of New Jersey’s 538 districts with elected school boards have taken advantage of a new law that allows them to switch from April to November elections, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association.
TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse today, Senator Raymond J. Lesniak announced the introduction of legislation sponsored by himself and Senator Barbara Buono which would begin to address the foreclosure and affordable housing crises facing New Jersey.
ELIZABETH — The Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant that will distribute 350 Infant CPR Anytime kits to parents of newborns in Elizabeth.
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If you, your spouse or dependents had significant medical or dental costs in 2011, you may be able to deduct those expenses when you file your tax return. Here are eight things the IRS wants you to know about medical and dental expenses and other benefits.
STATE — According to a new national poll of registered voters by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum ties with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Republican preferences for their party’s nomination, each garnering 33%. Newt Gingrich, once the front-runner, is fading with just 15%, while Ron Paul trails with 7%.
TRENTON – The Democrat-controlled Assembly is expected to pass the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act on Thursday, which would allow same-sex couples to marry. The state Senate approved the bill by a 24-16 vote Monday, but Gov. Chris Christie has said he will veto the legislation.
The Obama administration’s 2013 defense spending plan, detailed as part of its overall new federal budget, includes $178.8 billion to buy new weapons, ranging from jet fighters and artillery to naval cruisers and satellite systems. But the real costs of these programs to the federal budget are unlikely to be disclosed in its budget documents or dozens of detailed weapons program reports due on Capitol Hill in March, according to a recent federal audit report.
At least four Cabinet members appear ready and willing to answer President Barack Obama’s call to help fill the coffers of Democratic outside spending groups, which have to date been badly outgunned by better-funded Republican organizations.