Tag Archive for economic crisis

Carteret Council Cuts School Budget

The Borough Council ordered a $1.65 million reduction in the rejected 2009-2010 school budget last week. The council’s plan would save the average taxpayer nearly $200 from the school board’s proposed budget and $115 from what they paid this year, Mayor Daniel Reiman said.

Most Workers Will See Bigger Paychecks This Spring

MOUNTAINSIDE?The Internal Revenue Service released new withholding tables that will result in more take-home pay this spring for millions of American workers. “The new tables, now posted on IRS.gov, incorporate the new Making Work Pay credit, one of the key…

Legal Services Programs Are Going Broke

EDISON – A lawyer-supported fund that pays for legal aid for poor clients is nearly broke and threatens the future of New Jersey’s Legal Services programs, officials said last week. According to Melville D. Miller, Jr., president of Legal Services…

Infrastructure Investment As Economic Stimulus

By John S. Wisniewski Our nation is experiencing an economic crisis of such scope and proportion that some are comparing it to the Great Depression. In an era of economic globalization, we cannot afford to allow our economy to descend…

Corzine Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan

TRENTON – Gov. Jon Corzine outlined a plan to address the local effects of the global economic crisis in an address to a joint session of the Legislature on Oct. 16. The speech was carried live by NJN and is…

Refueling New Jersey’s Economy

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Over the past month, economic woes have become the central issue of concern, both locally globally, and of course nationally. With the interconnectivity of today’s global marketplace, this concern is more than justified.  What we do…

Obama Increases Lead Among NJ Voters

ATLANTA, Ga. – Strategic Vision, LLC, an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency, announced the results of a three-day poll of 800 likely voters in New Jersey on Oct. 1.  The poll showed that the Obama/Biden ticket leads McCain/Palin…

Who’s Going To Bail Us Out?

By Michael M. Shapiro The federal government’s proposal to spend approximately $700 billion to bail out financial institutions drowning in the sub-prime mortgage mess raises the issue of whether such a bailout should be taking place.   It would seem that…