Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNick Corasaniti June 28, 2018 TRENTON — What began as a central campaign promise from Gov. Philip D. Murphy to raise taxes on New Jersey’s wealthiest people has become the wedge issue that has fractured Democratic control in state, threatening a government shutdown for the second time in two years. Trenton has been consumed by every twist and turn of the last-minute budget negotiations, which have included counterproposals to raise taxes on short-term rentals and businesses, but Mr. Murphy’s stance on a so-called millionaire’s tax remains the central sticking point. The governor believes it is the best source of sustainable revenue, while Stephen M. Sweeney, the Senate president, has argued it will drive the wealthy from the state. The budget deadline is midnight Saturday; Mr. Murphy and … [Read more...] about Feud Over Millionaire’s Tax Inches New Jersey Closer to Shutdown
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNick Corasaniti June 7, 2018 TRENTON — The New Jersey Legislature voted on Thursday to legalize sports betting, paving the way for casinos and racetracks to take wagers on events and providing the state with a new source of revenue. It is likely a matter of days now before cash can start changing hands at casinos in Atlantic City and at Monmouth Park Racetrack near the Jersey Shore and perhaps take advantage of the global interest in the World Cup, which begins next week, or the National Basketball Association finals. The last remaining hurdle is the signature of Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, who supports sports betting but has not said publicly when he would sign the bill into law. The bill’s passage represents a capstone to the more than six-year effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey and … [Read more...] about Game On! Legislature Approves Sports Betting in New Jersey
Good morning, Philly. For the second time this year, the Philadelphia Eagles were a top story across the country yesterday with fans from across the NFL rushing to support the team. Sadly, it wasn’t because they had once again defeated Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. While the Birds’ cancelled White House visit continued to stir up controversy and opinions across the spectrum Tuesday, New Jersey was busy with a primary election. Well, kind of. Early reports say turnout was low, but the Garden State is looking like a political battleground come November. It’s going to be a long couple of months until midterms, friends. — Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, [email protected]) Trump, White House celebrate without the Eagles; Philly fans hold rally The White House escalated its fight with the Eagles over their cancelled visit Tuesday with statements blaming the players for deciding to “abandon their fans” and accusing the team of stirring up … [Read more...] about New Jersey primary results, Eagles and fans react to Trump controversy
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySharon Otterman May 17, 2018 Christian Estevez, the son of Dominican immigrants, grew up in the 1970s in Plainfield, N.J., at a time of widespread white flight. Most of the children in his crowded elementary school classes were like him: poor, minority and struggling. Then his single mother managed to rent an apartment in the neighboring town of Westfield, which was thriving and predominantly white. The situation in his new school was like “night and day,” and Mr. Estevez succeeded and went on to college. Since his own childhood, the problem of school segregation in New Jersey has only gotten worse, despite efforts to make school funding across districts more equal. Today, New Jersey is the sixth most segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students, according to a U.C.L.A. … [Read more...] about New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by YESTERDAY IN STYLES For years a punch line to snooty New Yorkers, New Jersey came into its own as a cultural hub in the 1990s, thanks to Lauryn Hill, Kevin Smith and “The Sopranos.” ByAlex Williams April 13, 2018 Original headline: “No Longer the Punch-Line State; Lauryn Hill, the Sopranos and others are unapologetic New Jerseyans,” from April 1999. Beyond the Boss: New Jersey chic used to have a name: Bruce Springsteen. And that was pretty much it, at least according to the Garden State’s haughty neighbors across the Hudson River, a point that justifiably rankled generations of New Jerseyans. No matter how much New Jersey natives fired back by extolling the virtues of spacious split-levels on family-friendly half-acre lots, or summer beach strolls in Cape May, or even New Jersey’s rich … [Read more...] about Wait, New Jersey Was Once Not Cool?