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Reader says ,”There will be no more “rich” to tax once all the rich have left”

Ridgewood NJ, news reports indicate that Phil Simms and Jon Bon Jovi are selling their high-priced, high-taxed New Jersey homes, possibly at deep-discounts.

a reader states the obvious ,”There will be no more “rich” to tax once all the rich have left. The “rich” can take the hit on their mansions in NJ and CT and make the difference up very quickly by moving to FL and paying a fraction of the taxes there. The dems and progs just don’t get this very simple concept.”

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ACLU and Americans for Prosperity File Federal lawsuit filed challenging NJ’s New Donor Disclosure Law

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Trenton NJ, The law firm Quinn Emanuel filed a federal lawsuit last night challenging New Jersey’s new donor disclosure law on First Amendment grounds.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of QE’s client, Americans for Prosperity, and the ACLU has also already expressed strong objections to the law and reportedly plans to file suit.

This lawsuit is likely the first one to challenge the new law, which requires 501©(4)s, Super PACs and other organizations to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) : We told you that the IRS Wouldn’t Fall for Your SALT Workaround Scheme

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Trenton NJ, In response to the news that the IRS has denied attempts by New Jersey and New York to circumvent the federal cap on SALT deductions, Senator Joe Pennacchio chastised Democrats for wasting taxpayer time and resources on a workaround that never had any chance of succeeding.

On Tuesday, the IRS issued final regulations prohibiting governments from doling out tax credits in exchange for charitable contributions – effectively negating the legislation advanced in the spring of 2018, despite the objections of legislators such as Senator Pennacchio, who warned that the IRS would take action.

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Cory Booker And Phil Murphy, Perfect Together

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LAWRENCEVILLE NJ, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tricia Flanagan, said that U.S. Senator Cory Booker bringing New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on the Iowa campaign trail doesn’t match the Senator’s rhetoric on women’s rights.

Tricia Flanagan asked, “Does Senator Booker not remember the time he stood before a crowd in Iowa and attacked President Trump saying, ‘We’re not defined by a president who does not believe women?’”

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Murphy Chooses Staff Over All New Jersey Women In The Workplace

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Trenton NJ,  At a press conference yesterday, Governor Murphy defended members of his staff for their handling of sexual assault allegations against Al Alvarez. The protection of his aides comes in executive defiance of the findings of a report released earlier in the day by a bipartisan panel of state legislators. 

Governor Murphy’s exact quote was, “I believe that the team in my office did what they believed was the right thing, and I stand behind them. That has been the case and will continue to be the case.”

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No surprise NJ has built in automatic tax hikes! Here’s how it affects you, and how to stop it

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Ridgewood NJ,  In a new GOP web ad released today, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco explains how New Jersey’s progressive income tax brackets are reducing wages even when people receive cost-of-living raises.

WATCH: No surprise NJ has built in automatic tax hikes! Here’s how it affects you, and how to stop it.

“When income tax brackets are very close together, pay raises push taxpayers into a higher bracket even though they really aren’t wealthy,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “This can be costly for people and their families who rely on every dollar they earn.”

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NJ Senator Michael Doherty Warns Pharmaceuticals are poisoning NJ’s water supply

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Trenton NJ, In response to reports demonstrating that the water supply is awash with pharmaceutical pollutants, Senator Michael Doherty (R-Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset) is renewing his call for action on legislation he has long-sponsored to protect families statewide from the harmful effects of consuming contaminated water.

The United States EPA, in a conjunction with Riverkeeper and Cornell University, have confirmed that the Hudson River is heavily-polluted by commonly-prescribed pharmaceuticals such as anti-depressants, blood pressure, and cholesterol medications.

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New Jersey’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places – 2019

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TRENTON, NJ – In recognition of national Preservation Month, Preservation New Jersey, Inc. (PNJ) announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey at a press conference in the courtyard of the State House Annex in Trenton, New Jersey at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019. PNJ was joined by the advocates for this year’s endangered historic places at a rally to support New Jersey’s threatened cultural and architectural heritage.

The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost. The act of listing these resources acknowledges their importance to the heritage of New Jersey and draws attention to the predicaments that endanger their survival and the survival of historic resources statewide. The list, generated from nominations by the public, aims to attract new perspectives and ideas to sites in desperate need of creative solutions.

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NJ-RAMP: Big Pot-Push in New Jersey Goes Up in Smoke

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Trenton NJ,  NJ-RAMP and SAM Action President Dr. Kevin Sabet, former drug policy advisor to President Obama, issued the following statement in response to New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney’s announcement that legalization of commercial marijuana will not be taken up by his chamber for the remainder of the 2019 session:“The pot lobby stood against parents, medical professionals, clergy, minority leaders and thousands of concerned residents all to pray at the altar of the marijuana industry investors. Governor Murphy and pro pot legislators burned enormous political capital this year to recklessly ram through legalization of commercial weed, including dangerous, high-potency THC products.

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