The budget speech given on Tuesday by Governor Christie clearly illustrates his priorities – including disproportionately shifting the tax burden away from businesses and the wealthy, and onto New Jersey’s middle class and most vulnerable.
Governor Christie laid out his initial budget plan on Tuesday in his typical take-no-prisoners manner. The pain train is rolling down the tracks.
The soft sell has never been part of his repertoire. His message was clear and so was his intent. What is not clear is whether he will be able to sell it to the public…
Yes…this past Sunday was another ‘Daylight Savings Time’ morning, when we actually lost an hour, so, where exactly was the savings?
In March we look forward – eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring; and we look to the past – celebrating National Women’s History Month. Looking back, we might ask what our pioneer activists in women’s rights would say about tough choices working women still make to keep their families afloat.
As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists’ dreaded “perils of potholes period.”
State Senator Barbara Buono and CWA union boss Rae Roeder have engaged in a written dispute over public employees pensions.
Peter Jiminez, City Council president, may be regarded as an elder “statesman” in some circles. But he sounds and acts more like a typical politician talking out of both sides of his mouth. His fellow council members, Bolanowski and Sottilaro, decided to call it quits, fearing the wrath of the over-burdened taxpayers.
The controversy over “health care” seems flawed. Its bottom line is to raise more money for the Insurance Cartel. They always need more money when there is a recession since they can’t depend on earnings from investments.
Few consumer bills are as important to seniors as the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057). Older Americans often live on a fixed income and many rely on trusted, reasonably-priced neighborhood repair shops to keep their vehicles serviced, repaired and operating safely.
There aren’t many easy choices for balancing the state’s budget this year and next. The deficit is real, and the state simply does not bring in enough revenue to meet its obligations. But some of the cuts being made this year and floated for next year deserve a closer look.