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New Jersey is Not the Place You Want to Retire

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Ridgewood Nj, New Jersey has been ranked the 9th-worst state to retire, according to a Bankrate.com report.

Bankrate.com determined the rankings by examining 11 public and private datasets related to the life of someone who is retired, broken down into five categories: affordability (40%), wellness (25%), weather (15%), culture (15%) and crime (5%).

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Reader says ,” If the governor and attorney general in NJ do not respect the federal law and actually strongly speak against it then we have a lawless state”

Phil Murphy

“We are headed towards disaster as a state and maybe as a country too. If the governor and attorney general in NJ do not respect the federal law and actually strongly speak against it then we have a lawless state. If I personally broke a law I would be arrested and taken to court. Why are these 2 individuals above the law and nobody says anything about them? As per voting them into office I do not understand who voted for them. Local FB pages show an average of 80-90% of posters speaking against them. Who voted for them??? Maybe it was just the large cities where the bulk of people live?!”

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Phil Murphy and his Attorney General’s Push for Sanctuary Status Called “egregious overreach of their power”

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Paramus NJ, District 38 Candidates Kazimir & DiPiazza Statement on Governor Murphy & AG Grewal

“Phil Murphy and his Attorney General are committing an egregious overreach of their power. Their empty threats to our wonderful law enforcement community over its cooperation with Federal Law Enforcement authorities should immediately be checked by all of New Jersey’s citizens. The political theater out of Phil Murphy and the rest of the Trenton Democrats must come to an end in this year’s elections. When we go door to door and attend community events throughout our district, we hear an overwhelming outcry against sanctuary cities and for law enforcement. So, we ask Phil Murphy, his Attorney General and all of the Trenton Democrats; why do you blatantly ignore the people you are elected to represent?”

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Legislators Blast Murphy’s Moves Toward Sanctuary Statehood

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Trenton NJ, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Dave Wolfe of the 10th Legislative District are speaking out against Governor Murphy’s directive forcing jails in the state to reduce their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The legislators blasted it as yet another step in the Governor’s quest to turn New Jersey into a sanctuary state.

“Governor Murphy’s directive will prevent our jails from working with ICE to deport known criminals who are already in custody,” said Senator Holzapfel. “It’s an outrageous and dangerous political statement that jeopardizes the safety of millions of New Jersey residents. We shouldn’t allow the Governor to create a sanctuary for criminals in our state.”

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Senate President Steve Sweeney Calls Murphy Budget Freeze a ‘Shameless Act Of Political Retribution’

Trenton NJ, Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s so-called budget freeze:

“The Governor’s action putting a so-called freeze on items cherry picked from the budget is a shameless act of political retribution that is both petty and vindictive – it’s Bridgegate on steroids that punishes those who disagree.

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NJ Spy Drama :Westminster Choir College Sale No Longer Moving Forward to Chinese Firm

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Lawrenceville NJ, Rider University announced today that it would no longer be moving forward with the sale of Westminster Choir College to Kaiwen Education, a Chinese for-profit company partly owned by the Chinese government. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space in the 24th Legislative District, who introduced a resolution (ACR222) opposing the sale, called the announcement a big win.

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AG Grewal Announces Distribution of Recovered Funds to Cancer Centers After Lawsuit Against Sham Cancer Charities

TRENTON NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the distribution of $2.5 million to cancer centers across the country, the result of coordinated litigation pursued in 2015 by all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against sham cancer charities.

The $2.5 million was recovered through settlement of a landmark lawsuit against four affiliated sham charities – the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America – and their founder James Reynolds and other individuals.

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New Jersey Business & Industry Association :Data Supports Need for Structural Reforms, No New Taxes

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Trenton NJ, Behind its continued call for no more taxes and for structural reforms as part of the FY2020 State Budget, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today re-released its budget data from this year to further underscore why the Garden State desperately needs to reverse course.

“With less than two weeks remaining before the state’s budget deadline, it’s imperative that our policymakers fully understand New Jersey’s fiscal standing,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “New Jersey’s debt and pension obligations continue to escalate at unsustainable rates and the FY2019 State Budget alone forced $1.6 billion in higher taxes on our businesses and residents.

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Reader says , “It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed”

Phil Murphy

It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed.

The business interests want continued expansion of the consumer economy not by making better products or paying better salaries, but rather by taking away consumers’ ability to not buy their product. Think sickcare and college as top performers.

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