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140624Aron

Business Leaders Oppose Democrats’ Tax Hike Proposal

6-24-14
About 30 business leaders gathered at the State House to express their opposition to Democrats' proposal to increase taxes on businesses to balance the state budget.
140624Bramnick

Asm. Minority Leader Bramnick: Delaying Pension Payments Will Keep NJ Competitive

6-24-14
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Gov. Christie's decision to decrease the pension payment instead of raising taxes because he says it's the only way New Jersey will stay competitive with neighboring states.
140624Schools

New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

6-24-14
The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.
140624Uber

Ride-Sharing Uber Brings Up Logistical Questions

6-24-14
Members of the Limo Association of New Jersey oppose Uber, a ride-sharing operation because it doesn't require its drivers to have a limo license.

NJ starts review of PokerStars buyer

6-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have begun their investigation into a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site and hopes to get it licensed here by fall. The New Jersey Division of Gaming ...
jaffe

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 24, 2014

6-24-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Resorts casino saves $1.3M through tax appeal

6-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Another Atlantic City casino is in for big tax savings following a deal it negotiated with the city. Resorts Casino Hotel will see its assessment slashed by a third over the next two years, and will save about $1.3 ...

Christie signs arbitration cap extension

6-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that extends the cap on arbitration awards to New Jersey's police and firefighters through 2017. Christie signed the bill Tuesday on the statehouse steps flanked by dozens of ...

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 ...
140623Senate

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.