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…
STATE – Local school districts found out just how much state aid they would lose under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal on Thursday. Some suburban districts would see their aid eliminated entirely, while urban districts stand to be the biggest losers in pure dollar value.
CARTERET—Mayor Reiman joined with Councilman and Parks Commissioner Vinny Bellino today to announce that certain public services, including those involving tree removal following this recent storm event, will be extended to residents during declared states of emergency.
TRENTON—The Department of Environmental Protection temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting about 27,800 acres of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, the Navesink River and the Shrewsbury River to protect public health from the adverse water-quality effects of last weekend’s nor’easter.
TRENTON – Legislation to reform public worker pensions and benefits and to ease burdensome business regulation, plus a joint hearing on how to fix the state’s unemployment insurance fund, top Thursday’s Assembly agendas.
CLARK—The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present an exhibition of artworks by the students of Ivan Bratko’s Art School. The school is located at the foundation since 1999.
RAHWAY—March brought the culmination of weeks of effort for the junior class and their teachers at Rahway High School.
Diabetes is a serious issue affecting 24 million Americans. It’s a major health concern and mounting problem for the country as a whole, especially for the rapidly expanding senior population.
CLARK—On Thursday, March 11, three members of the Rutgers Football team visited St. Agnes School. In addition to reading several books the lower grades, Tyler Thomas, Darrell Givens and Jimmy Dumont visited the middle school and signed autographs.
HAMILTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic urges spring break travelers to heed the current U.S. Department of State warning if traveling to Mexico.
UNION—On Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Union resident Walt Jarko will discuss his self-publishing journey using the photographs in the current Les Malamut Art Gallery exhibition “Cowboys & Horses of the Wild West” which is on display through April 30.
The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening stock market, many fraudulent investment schemes across the country have come tumbling down like a house of cards.