When you make important decisions, you most likely base them on the best information you have available at the time. When New Jersey towns make decisions with far-reaching impacts – like approving or denying a new housing development, shopping mall or industrial center – the towns want to base their decisions on the most current information, too.
On a spring day in the year 30, two processions entered Jerusalem. It was the beginning of the week of Passover, the most sacred week of the Jewish year. In centuries past, Christians have celebrated this day as Palm Sunday. For many, this week, which ends with Easter, is the most sacred week of the Christian year.
The amount of sales and income taxes increases yearly while property taxes are relatively static.
As Governor Chris Christie sells his budget plan to an anxious over taxed over and over burdened public he often states that he does not want to rely on one-shot gimmicks. We find this position laudable.
Climate change is a critical issue in the 21st century, and as we observe Women’s History Month we should bear in mind the effect of the environment on women. Women make up the majority of the earth’s population, and are most vulnerable to changes in climate and environment.
With the advent of computers, video games, cell phones and other electronic entertainment, fewer kids are playing outside and getting enough exercise. To make matters worse, kids are increasingly filling up on sugary, fried and processed foods that are doing their bodies no favors.
The choice could not be more stark: tax cuts for millionaires, or full school funding for New Jersey kids. Just a few weeks into his term Gov. Christie has staked out his position, slashing nearly $1.5 billion from state aid to schools and higher education.
The medical system does need reforming — radical reforming. It’s more expensive than it ought to be, and powerful interests prosper at the expense of the rest of us. The status quo has little about it to be admired, and we shouldn’t tolerate it.
Pointing out that New Jersey’s budget is “in shambles,” Governor Chris Christie made national news last month pushing for $2 billion in spending cuts just for the remaining four-and-a-half months of fiscal year 2010.
If anyone thought the inauguration of Barack Obama as president, heralded the end of racism in America, they should look no further than the tea party rallies held this weekend.