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NJ BPU Nears Deal with Verizon to Deregulate Landline Phone Service

5-14-15
Verizon and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities are in talks to deregulate landline phone service, which critics say would raise rates. But Verizon says competitive choices still remain available.
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Pointing to ACA Success, NJ Plans to Reduce Hospital Charity Care Subsidies

5-13-15
During a budget hearing Wednesday, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said because so many people have gotten health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey can reduce its charity care subsidies to hospitals.
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Christie Outlines Five-Point Plan for Growth at Speech in New Hampshire

5-12-15
During a major policy address in the Granite State, Gov. Christie laid out a five-point plan for 4 percent GDP growth.
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Union Members Rally for Full Pension Payments at State House

5-12-15
Police estimate 2,000 union members gathered in front of the State House to demand Gov. Christie honor the agreement to fund the pension system.
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Amazon opening 2nd 1M sq.ft. fulfillment center in N.J.

5-11-15
Amazon.com has announced it will open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret.
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NJ Spotlight Finance Writer: Millionaires Tax Unlikely to Become Law

5-8-15
NJ Spotlight Budget and Public Finance Writer John Reitmeyer says that it is unlikely Senate President Steve Sweeney's proposed millionaires tax will become law since Gov. Christie has vetoed similar measures four times in a row.
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The History and Economics of Mother’s Day

5-8-15
Mother's Day officially became a U.S. holiday in 1914 and families this year have spent an average of $173.
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Lesniak Proposes Reform to Business Incentive Program

5-7-15
Sen. Ray Lesniak wants to revisit New Jersey's Business Employment Incentive Program, which critics say doesn't provide a clear picture of the impact of providing businesses with tax incentives.
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Study Finds Atlantic County Has Low Potential for Children’s Upward Mobility

5-7-15
A Harvard study has found Atlantic County has the lowest median income in New Jersey and ranks near the bottom in the U.S. for children's potential for upward mobility.
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Unexpected $200M in State Revenue Will Go Toward Pensions

5-6-15
During the Assembly budget hearing, the state treasurer announced an unexpected $200 million windfall, which will be used for the public pension payment. But New Jersey will still owe more than $1 billion.