Congress Must Be Careful with Tax Reform

As American businesses struggle to recover from the recession, Congress will soon consider changes to the tax code that could seriously undermine any recovery. While we applaud lawmakers for recognizing that aspects of our federal tax system are not functioning, we urge Congress to be careful with a piecemeal approach to tax reform and to reject the proposed repeal of deferral, “check-the-box,” and foreign tax credits for American companies with operations abroad.

Community Calendar

Wine & Cheese Party • Aug. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host a wine & cheese party at the Rahway Train Station Plaza, on Milton Ave. between Irving and Broad Sts. Admission: $15 per person, advance tickets available at Beana’s, 988 Saint Georges Ave., Rahway.

Clark Police Blotter

July 30 at 1:15 p.m. – At the South Plainfield Police Department, Officer Christopher Tuccio arrested Rahway resident Quintel Tankard, 24, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. She was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.

Daggett Picks Kean Professor

STATE—Dr. Frank Esposito, selected to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket with independent Christopher Daggett, is a Kean University professor who is well known among both Democrats and Republicans in Union County.

Senators Propose Law Banning Texting While Driving

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu (D-L.A.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) unveiled new legislation that will ban anyone from texting on a cell phone or other personal electronic device while operating a moving vehicle.