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Mike Catalini Associated Press Published 4:39 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 MOUNT LAUREL — New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur and Democratic challenger Andy Kim sparred Tuesday over who could bring greater bipartisanship to Washington and clashed over taxes and health care in their first head-to-head forum in one of New Jersey's most watched congressional races. MacArthur and Kim met in a roughly hour-long and at times pointed forum in Mount Laurel sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. The 3rd Congressional District election on Nov. 6 is being closely watched as a potential Democratic pickup opportunity as the party aims to net 24 seats and win control from Republicans. The event gave Kim, who is seeking his first elected office, a chance to introduce himself to voters in the district where he grew up and is now raising his two young sons. More: M. Allan Vogelson, retired judge, Camden County freeholder, dies at 79 More: Mayor: Dave & Buster's … [Read more...] about MacArthur, challenger Kim face off in Mount Laurel congressional forum
Imran Khan is a newcomer to power in Pakistan, but his first challenge is a familiar one for the country: a crushing financial crunch that will likely require an international bailout and spending cutbacks. After decades on Pakistan’s political fringe, nearly complete results show that Mr. Khan’s party took more than twice as many seats in parliament as its main competitor, whose highest profile leader is the now-jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.... … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s New Leader Faces Financial Reckoning
By Max Filby, Staff Writer Cheryl Schrader has finished her first year as president of Wright State University, capping a year of challenges, many of which were inherited.When Schrader was hired as Wright State’s seventh president, she knew the school was in the midst of a budget crisis. » RELATED: WSU board chairman cautions university: ‘Keep eyes on the road’ But, even with the widely known financial problems, Schrader was faced with a host of unexpected problems including some that were supposed to have been solved before she even arrived on campus, she said.Below are the five biggest difficulties Schrader had to take on in her first year on the job at Wright State. 1. Revenue didn’t pan out Wright State trustees slashed more than $30 million from the school’s budget in June 2017.That proved not to be enough, as the school ended up having to shave another $20 million in spending in order to stay on budget for the first time since 2012.At … [Read more...] about Wright State president wraps up first year: Here are the 5 biggest challenges she faced
Even small construction projects are often complex in their own ways, but a July 11 legislative hearing emphasized the daunting amount of highly sensitive and technical work that must all be carefully coordinated to successfully thread the $43 billion Alaska LNG Project needle. Held in Anchorage, the joint meeting of the House and Senate Resources committees updated legislators on the progress of the megaproject, which by all accounts would be the largest in the history of the country. Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board of directors Chairman Dave Cruz said the quasi-state group has now secured letters of intent or other memorandums expressing interest in buying LNG from 15 entities. AGDC has announced a handful of those nonbinding agreements since early 2017 signed with some of the world’s largest LNG buyers, but has mostly declined to disclose details, citing commercial sensitivity and the wishes of its counterparties. The notable exception is the November 2017 signing of a … [Read more...] about Gasline leaders face daunting list of tasks