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New Jersey State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Locating Missing Woman

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Camden NJ, the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Cinnaminson Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with locating Roberta Anne Michels-Hopkins (Nickname: Birdy)

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Celebrating the Iconic Return of the Battleship New Jersey to Camden

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Camden NJ, on June 20, the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau played a pivotal role in facilitating the return of the legendary Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) to Camden after undergoing necessary repairs in Philadelphia.

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New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Stagnates Amid Economic Shifts

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey’s unemployment rate has remained nearly unchanged for almost a year, now ranking as the sixth highest in the nation, according to recent data. As the national labor market shows signs of slowing down, high interest rates and corporate downsizing have left their mark on the state’s economy. The Federal Reserve is holding rates steady and may cut rates just once in 2024.

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Open Letter from Norcross Lawyers ,Attacks New Jersey AG , Claims Camden is in a Renaissance

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Camden Nj, lawyers for Democrat Party Boss George E. Norcross, III Michael Critchley, Esq. and Kevin H. Marino, Esq, posted an open letter attacking New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin and stating Camden was in a “renaissance”.

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Racketeering Charges Leveled Against Six Defendants in Criminal Enterprise Led by Democrat George Norcross

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) today announced the filing of criminal charges against six defendants following a years-long investigation into a criminal enterprise run by George E. Norcross III and his associates in South Jersey and elsewhere. The thirteen-count indictment unsealed today alleges that through a series of unlawful acts, the Norcross Enterprise obtained property and property rights on the Camden Waterfront for itself and others, collected millions of dollars in government-issued tax credits, and controlled and influenced government officials to further the interests of the enterprise.

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Corruption Probe: Two South Jersey Transportation Authority Democrat Board Members Have Criminal Charges Filed Against Them

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) today announced criminal charges have been filed against two members of the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) Board of Commissioners, after they allegedly colluded to block payments to an engineering firm as political retaliation in connection with a feud between a South Jersey Democratic Party leader and a Mercer County Commissioner.

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Small Business Uncertainty Spikes in Latest National Federation of Independent Business Poll

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TRENTON NJ,  at first glance not much has changed in the latest monthly poll of the nation’s small business owners published by their leading advocacy association, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Inflation remains the top concern, but one component, the Uncertainty Index, rose an alarming nine points to 85, the highest reading since November 2020.

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Robert Canfield Proposes Elimination of Garden State Parkway Tolls

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Trenton NJ, Robert Canfield, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, has announced a bold plan to eliminate tolls on the Garden State Parkway. Citing frequent traffic congestion caused by toll booth backups, Canfield aims to streamline state services and reduce bureaucratic costs.

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Major Consequences of $1B NJ Corporate Transit Tax

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Trenton NJ, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today released a new infographic detailing the many detrimental impacts of the proposed $1 billion Corporate Transit Tax on New Jersey’s largest employers, which will give the state the largest corporate business tax rate in the nation, by far, and worsen the state’s struggling business reputation.

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Hear Me Now: Verizon Settles Unlawful Business Practices Lawsuit Over Fios Services

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“Division”) announced today that Verizon New Jersey, Inc. (“Verizon”) finalized a settlement agreement resolving the Division’s investigation into whether the company violated New Jersey’s consumer protection laws in connection with the marketing and sale of its Fios services.

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Phil Murphy Guts New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

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Trenton NJ, the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA), once heralded as a national gold standard for providing open access to public data and government documents, has been drastically weakened. With a swift stroke of Governor Phil Murphy’s pen this week, OPRA and government transparency suffered a severe setback.

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Assembly Republican Conference Leader Calls for Full NJ Transit Audit Before Hiking the Sales Tax

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Trenton NJ, Assembly Republican Conference Leader Christopher DePhillips is calling on legislative leaders to take tax increases off the table as Democrats discuss hiking the sales tax to fund NJ Transit during the final weeks of state budget negotiations. Instead, DePhillips wants to do a top-to-bottom review of NJ Transit to identify waste and cost-saving measures.

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Increase in Angel Investor Tax Credit For NJ Tech Industry Passes Committee

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Trenton NJ, after successfully doubling the angel investor tax credit in 2019, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is seeking to increase it again to support technology startups and boost the innovation economy in New Jersey.

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NJ Lawmaker Releases Shocking Illegal Immigration Report

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Trenton NJ, following his research trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, Assemblyman Paul Kanitra released a new video and report today detailing the size, scope and cost of New Jersey’s illegal immigration crisis.

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Legislators Unveil Initiatives to Combat Antisemitism

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Trenton NJ, to help push back against the rise of anti-Semitic demonstrations in New Jersey, Senator Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean plan to introduce an extensive package of seven bills that discourages anti-Semitic policies and actions taken by state affiliated organizations.

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