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150629Flanagan

Verizon Threatens to End Service If Customers Don’t Switch to Fiber-Optic Network

6-29-15
In a letter to customers, Verizon says service would be suspended if customers didn't provide property access to be switched to the company's fiber-optic network. Some are upset because they believe the copper wire system is more reliable.
150629Wanko

Charitable Giving on the Rise

6-29-15
Giving USA found charitable giving up nationwide for 2014. New Jersey organizations have seen an increase as well.
150629Whelan

Sen. Whelan: PILOT Program Essential to AC Investment

6-29-15
State Sen. Jim Whelan is co-sponsor of an Atlantic City stabilization bill. One of those bills -- PILOT -- while helping improve the economy, would require Trump Plaza to pay taxes for the eight months it was open in 2014. Today Trump Plaza filed a deed restriction that would keep it closed for 10 years to avoid paying the taxes.
150626Cruz

Christie Vetoes Dem Budget, Kills Millionaire, Corporate Tax, Proposes EITC Increase

6-26-15
Gov. Christie line-item vetoed portions of the state budget approved by the Democratically controlled Legislature.
150626Flanagan

East Orange Works to Clean Up Abandoned Properties

6-26-15
East Orange officials are taking steps to clean up foreclosed and abandoned homes by enforcing ordinances and imposing fines on property owners, including banks.
150625Aron

Lawmakers Approve State Budget Along Party Lines, Christie Expected to Veto Portions

6-25-15
Gov. Christie is expected to line-item veto the millionaires tax and corporate business tax surplus in the state budget that lawmakers approved.
150625Cruz

Legislators Consider Over 100 Bills

6-25-15
Lawmakers had over 100 bills on their agenda Thursday, ranging from standardized testing to residency requirements for new cops and firefighters.
150625Delmore

Family Income Affects Children’s Brain Size, Research Shows

6-25-15
A recent study found that the brain surface area linked to intelligence is correlated with family income. At Acelero Learning in Freehold, they have created a program that aims to level the playing field for kids and their parents.
150624Cruz

Transit Advocate Coalition Calls Out Democrats for Stiffing Commuters

6-24-15
The New Jersey For Transit Coalition rallied in Trenton criticizing Democrats who didn't fully fund NJ Transit in their proposed budget, which will likely lead to a 9 percent fare increase.
150623Aron

Lawmakers Approve Tax Hikes in Budget to Make Full Pension Payment

6-23-15
Members of the Assembly and Senate Budget Committee approved Democrats' spending plan to add a millionaires tax and a surcharge on the corporate business tax in order to make a full pension payment. Republicans say the governor will veto the changes, however.