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After a $1.5 billion Tax Increase No Suprise NJ Ranked 50th in Tax Foundation’s 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

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Trenton NJ, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said that $1.5 billion in tax increases imposed by New Jersey Democrats this year have cemented the Garden State’s last-place ranking in the Tax Foundation’s newly released 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index.

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New Jersey West Nile Virus Cases Hit Record Highs

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Trenton NJ, West Nile Virus cases in New Jersey are reaching record highs with a total of 31 human cases reported statewide so far this year — two of which were deaths associated with the virus among Bergen County residents.

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Murphy’s benefits deal with NJEA and Other Public Unions – A snow job in September

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Trenton NJ, Gov. Phil Murphy would have us believe he struck a tremendous blow for taxpayers with this new “deal” he negotiated behind closed doors with the NJEA and other public sector union heads
The deal is no bargain for taxpayers. Although there is more evaluation that needs to be done, it is clear from what we know that the alleged savings of $500 million over two years represents a tiny drop in the bucket of the $3.4 billion that state taxpayers spend for employee health care in a year.

The reported savings by the administration and the NJEA by moving retirees from traditional Medicare supplements to Medicare advantage, is supposed to save school districts $162 million next year and $110 million in 2020. That’s virtually nothing.

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Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey President Calls Murphy Administration’s Agreement with State Unions a ,”step in the right direction to cut costs”

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Paramus NJ,  Anthony Russo, President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) released a statement on the agreement reached on healthcare benefits between the Murphy Administration and labor groups.

“The Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey applauds Gov. Murphy and his administration for taking a step in the right direction to cut costs while maintaining high-quality healthcare for public employees in New Jersey. The agreement reached today between labor groups and the state will save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years yet will still provide public employees and retirees quality medical care while improving the delivery of healthcare for those enrolled in the benefits program. This type of effective, smart cost-cutting is what New Jersey needs to grow its economy.”

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Bergen County,Man Admits Bribing State Department Employee

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Teaneck NJ,  A Bergen County, man today admitted giving a bribe to an employee of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Luis Santos, 37, of Teaneck, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of bribery of a public official.

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Like Many , Congressman Frank Pallone has Now Fled the Garden State

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Ridgewood Nj, seems everybody is leaving or planning to leave New Jersey these days , why even Congressman Frank Pallone Jr  has abandon the Garden State .

According to Art Gallagher of  the blog “More MonmouthMusings ”  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr and his wife signed mortgage documents and affidavits in 2016, and again this year, in which they represented that the home they have owned in the Glover Park section of Washington, DC since 1992 is their primary residence, according to District of Columbia property records.

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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Remembrance of September 11

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that U.S and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Suffolk County Homicide suspect has ties to Paramus, Paterson in New Jersey

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Port Jefferson NY,  Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a man wanted for a Port Jefferson homicide that occurred in July.

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RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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RIDGEWOOD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

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New Jersey Rated 2nd Worse Place to Retire

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Ridgewood NJ, according to MoneyWise , New Jersey is the second worse place to retire . MoneyWise  says New Jersey is  No. 2 on our list because the Garden State can take a serious financial toll on retirees. That’s despite its charming suburbs and small cities, its pretty beach towns and its golf links galore for your amusement.

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