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The Majority of NJ Voters Support Increased Fees for EVs

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Voters also want Gas Tax and Registration Revenues Used for Roads and Bridges – not Subsidizing NJ Transit

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, according to the latest results from the FDU Poll, sponsored by the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey, New Jersey voters support the recently passed fees on electric vehicles by more than a 2 to 1 margin. The survey questions, which monitored the opinions of voters on transportation funding, also show that a majority of voters (58-34) want gas tax and vehicle registration revenues to be dedicated to funding roads and bridges, rather than used to subsidize New Jersey Transit.

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FDU Poll: Over 80% of New Jersey Residents Want Public Records Law Left Intact

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In a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University, it was revealed that a large majority of registered New Jersey voters are in favor of maintaining the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) as it currently stands.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck lifted its lockdown on Monday afternoon

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Teaneck NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck lifted its lockdown on Monday afternoon after responding to a report of an individual with a weapon in the Metropolitan Campus north parking lot.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck on Lockdown

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Teaneck NJ, as of 11 a.m., Fairleigh Dickinson University is presently under lockdown due to a reported sighting of an individual with a weapon in the Metropolitan Campus North Parking Lot.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll: NJ Voters Want Democrat Menendez Out

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Madison, NJ,  in the aftermath of a series of criminal charges against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, 70 percent of the state’s residents want him to resign, rather than serve out his term. According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, Menendez has lost the support of voters across the political spectrum, and reminding voters of the issue leads independent voters to be more likely to support Republican candidates in the upcoming election for control of the state legislature.

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Teaneck Police Arrest Man for Weapons Possession and Making Terroristic Threats at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Teaneck NJ, Teaneck Chief of Police Andrew R. McGurr announces the arrest of Lebron White for Weapons Possession Offenses, and Terroristic Threats.

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FDU Poll: Jersey Residents Say NJ Politicians are Corrupt, Even the Ones that Represent Them

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Madison NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University, most New Jersey residents say that politicians in the state are “very” or “somewhat” corrupt, and they’re only a little more positive about their own representatives in state and local government. According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, 80 percent of New Jersey residents say that the state’s politicians are at least “a little” corrupt, a view driven by partisanship and views of Governor Phil Murphy.

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New Jersey Wants to Halt Development of Off-Shore Wind Farms

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Madison NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey residents narrowly oppose the continued development of off-shore wind farms, with concerns about the recent deaths of whales and dolphins reducing support for the green energy project. According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, 35 percent of New Jersey residents say that the state should continue the development of the wind farms off the coast, with 39 percent saying that development should be halted.

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New Jersey Society of CPAs Awards $221,500 in Accounting Scholarships

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Roseland NJ, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) awarded $221,500 in scholarships to 53 New Jersey-based high school and college students on April 27 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Out of 146 applicants, the NJCPA Scholarship Fund distributed scholarships to 35 college students and 18 high school students.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Celebrates and Incredible Year for College Basketball

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Teaneck NJ, the Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco celebrated an incredible year of college basketball on the banks of the Hackensack! The 2022-2023 season was historic for both the men’s and women’s teams who each won over 20+ games. The FDU Lady Knights set a regular season record for most wins in a season and took home the Northeast Conference season championship.

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Louis Lembo, 30-year respiratory therapist at The Valley Hospital and father to Ridgewood BOE Vice President Michael Lembo, Passed Away

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Ridgewood NJ, Louis (Lou) N. Lembo, 79, father to Ridgewood BOE Vice President Michael Lembo, passed away on November 26, 2022.

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Only 13 Percent in Bergen County Residents Support the Role of Parties in Shaping Primaries

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison NJ, New Jersey gives a greater role to county parties in shaping primary elections than any other state, but that doesn’t mean that residents like it. According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, only 19 percent of New Jersey say that county parties should have a role in officially endorsing candidates and giving them preferential placement on the ballot, while 2/3rds oppose such a role.

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FDU Poll Says New Jerseyans Don’t Want Governors Running for President

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Few Democrats think Murphy should run; fewer Republicans think Christie should

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Madison NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University, With voting complete in the 2022 US midterm elections, positioning for the 2024 US Presidential election has begun. Both the current governor of New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy, and the most recent former governor, Republican Chris Christie, are largely expected to try their chances for their party’s nominations, but neither have the support of their home state in such efforts.

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Financial Planning Competition Awards Three NJ Students Financial Scholarships

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Dunellen NJ,  the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (FPA of New Jersey), the leading membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals in the State of New Jersey, is pleased to recognize three college students for their performance in the 2nd Annual Cheddar Bowl, a competition designed to showcase the financial planning understanding of students in financial planning programs in several New Jersey colleges and universities.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll: A Quarter of NJ Workers Never Going Back to the Office

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Ridgewood NJ, Half of New Jersey workers started working from home during the pandemic, and many of them don’t think that they’ll ever be going back to their workplace full time, according to the latest results from the FDU Poll’s survey of New Jersey voters. Even though most New Jersey adults are now vaccinated against COVID-19, only 27 percent of workers who started working from home say that they’ve started going back to the office full time, and 26 percent of those now working from home don’t think that they’ll ever be back in their workplace. This represents an enormous shift in work habits, and one that has ramifications for mass transit, and the economies of the states surrounding New Jersey. Republicans and Democrats also have very different experiences of the pandemic, and Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to want to go back to the pre-pandemic workplace experience.

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