Congress should do the responsible thing and let tax cuts for high earners expire at the end of this year. As someone who has benefited from these tax cuts, I believe we must restore balance to a federal tax system that has been tilted in favor of the wealthiest 5 percent for a generation.
What a tumultuous year it’s been – a year of record weather disasters and environmental damage caused by our drive to extract more and more fossil fuels from the Earth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventeen senators – including Majority Leader Harry Reid — today asked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to support $250 in emergency relief to more than 50 million seniors and disabled Americans facing a second straight year with no increase in Social Security benefits.
STATE — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority squandered tens of millions of dollars on unnecessary perks, unjustified employee bonuses, inappropriate sick leave payouts and a poorly managed health benefits plan, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).
SOUTH AMBOY — The company that operates the largest privately-owned
commuter ferry service in the U.S., New York Waterway, is expected to begin construction of a new ferry terminal in the city, according to Council President Fred Henry.
TRENTON – Former Assemblyman Neil Cohen pleaded guilty to viewing and printing child pornography images six months ago, but he is still awaiting his sentence. On Monday, Cohen’s sentencing was delayed because the judge handling the case was sick.
SOUTH AMBOY — The Tea Party is throwing its support behind a candidate in the race for Mayor. Environmental activist Vincent Mackiel captured an endorsement from the populist Tea Party movement’s local chapter.
SOUTH AMBOY — Mayor John T. O’Leary lambasted Republican Gov. Christopher Christie for forcing local homeowners to absorb another tax hike.
ELIZABETH – Gov. Chris Christie appointed Elizabeth resident Tony Monteiro to the newly-created Red Tape Review Commission last week.