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Totowa manufacturer to lay off 390

6-24-14
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A medical device manufacturer based in California is closing a plant in New Jersey and laying off 390 workers as it shifts the work to Mexico. CareFusion Corp. says layoffs at the former Vital Signs factory in Totowa will begin ...

New Jersey Democratic lawmakers advance tax hikes

6-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-controlled Legislature has advanced a budget that relies on tax hikes that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to veto. The budget committees of both the Senate and the Assembly voted late Tuesday night to send ...
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Lawmakers to Begin Debating State Budget

6-23-14
The Senate and Assembly budget committees will begin debating the 2015 state budget Tuesday and hope to vote on the measure Thursday.
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Sen. Kyrillos: High Taxes Cause People to Leave NJ

6-23-14
Sen. Joe Kyrillos says the high income taxes in New Jersey cause people to move to other states, so the Garden State loses those people's philanthropy and wealth, which hurts nonprofit organizations.
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Gaming and Tourism Chair: Supreme Court’s Decision on Gaming a Big Blow

6-23-14
Gaming and Tourism Chairman Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to keep the ban on sports betting in New Jersey is disappointing and a big blow to the state.

New Jersey Democrats making next move on budget

6-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic New Jersey lawmakers are planning to introduce a budget plan with full pension contributions for public sector workers and an income tax hike for households with incomes of at least $1 million. State Assemblyman John ...

Justices rebuff NJ’s effort on sports betting

6-23-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling ...

NJ mayor wants to make Atlantic City a port

6-22-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Atlantic City wants to make the struggling resort town a destination for cruise ships. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1j1BLsE ) reports that Mayor Don Guardian wants to transform Atlantic City ...

Lawmakers may revisit residency for public workers

6-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers may be reconsidering a 3-year-old law that requires public employees to live in the state. A state Senate committee last week advanced a bill that would exempt school district employees in 10 counties from ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Iraq civil war upping gas prices

6-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Widespread violence in Iraq is causing pain at the gas pump for consumers in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says in its weekly report that average gas prices rose in the state by five cents over the last week, to $3.54 per ...