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Man gets prison term for scamming air charter firm

4-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man is headed to prison for posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Dante Dixon, a 46-year-old Miami ...

Women get prison terms for bank fraud conspiracy

4-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two northern New Jersey women involved in a scheme to write more than $500,000 in counterfeit checks are now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Latisha White received a 26-month sentence on Tuesday, while ...

Firm: Credit cards OK’d 44 pct for NJ online bets

4-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It has been difficult to use a credit card to fund an online betting account since New Jersey began Internet gambling in November. New statistics from a company that routes these payments show just how hard it has been. ...

Dem: Budget adjustments could total $800M

4-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the Senate Budget Committee says New Jersey is facing significant late-year budget cuts because Gov. Chris Christie's administration overestimated how much tax revenue the state would receive. Sen. Paul Sarlo says ...

Turnpike board hears from foes of privatization

4-29-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some New jersey lawmakers have spoken out against a plan to privatize toll collections on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates both roadways, held its monthly ...

NJ tax collections fall far shy of projections

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department anticipates that tax collections will be off by $807 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, forcing late cuts to keep the budget in balance. The sobering recalculation came Monday, after ...
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Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

4-28-14
Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.
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More NJ Children Are Living in Extreme Poverty

4-28-14
The New Jersey Kids Count Report has found more children living in extreme poverty, meaning a family of four earning just over $11,000.
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Lakewood School District Faces Budget Deficit

4-28-14
The Lakewood School District is facing a $4 million to $5 million budget deficit, partly because it has been busing students to private schools.

Boston Globe among top Headliner Award winners

4-28-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Baltimore's WBAL radio and CBS Sports have won top honors as "best of show" winners in the 80th National Headliner Awards. For the Globe, John Tlumacki won the grand award for ...