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Christie vows to veto tax hikes at town hall

6-25-14
HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to veto a package of tax hikes being pushed by Democrats to fill New Jersey's gaping budget hole. Speaking Wednesday in Haddon Heights at his 122nd town hall-style event, Christie said ...

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

6-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge. Two people said the investigation deals with whether funding for Pulaski Skyway repairs was ...

AP sources: Christie facing 2nd bridge probe

6-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge. Two people said the investigation deals with whether funding for Pulaski Skyway repairs was ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...