Lottery Jackpots Grow

TRENTON – Lottery players could win big this weekend. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth $99 million and Saturday’s Powerball top prize is up to $180 million.

Sweeney Snubbed By AFL-CIO

TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.

July Job Numbers Better Than Expected

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Private sector employers added 154,000 jobs in July, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the economy gained 117,000 jobs last month – private sector gains where offset by a loss of 37,000 government jobs, many due to the partial shutdown of the Minnesota state government.

Report Says Tax Flight Is A Myth

STATE – While Republicans continue to claim that higher taxes will cause high-income residents to move to escape them, a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that such tax flight is a myth.