Tag Archive for economy

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

Green Stimulus

By Kathleen Rogers A massive stimulus package of nearly $600 billion holds promise for the economy, and could mean more federal spending on infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. An estimated $400 billion in that bill will repair lots of bridges…

New Jersey Lost 6,200 Jobs in November

STATE—New Jersey employers shed jobs for the fourth consecutive month in November while the state’s unemployment rate moved higher. Employment was lower by 6,200 over the month. The state’s unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent, the highest rate since August…

Voice of the People: Disgraceful Politicians

By James J. Devine New Jersey lost 6,200 jobs in November, the fourth consecutive month that the state’s unemployment rate moved higher. In Elizabeth, Mayor Chris Bollwage and the City Council decided that something had to be done, so they…

Politician Pay Hikes Pass

ELIZABETH—Mayor J. Christian Bollwage signed into law a measure that raises salaries for himself and the City Council members who enacted the pay hike ordinance. Only Councilman Carlos Cedeño voted against the politicians’ pay hike, while eight other members of…