By Jack CiattarelliOn his inauguration day, Phil Murphy received two gifts any new governor of New Jersey could only wish for – the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions on internet sales and sports betting. It wasn’t enough.In his first budget, Murphy raised other new and existing taxes more than $1.5 billion, including New Jersey corporate and personal taxes, despite both already being among the highest in the nation.Murphy’s political justification was, “We need to make New Jersey stronger and fairer.” His policy justification was, “The Trump tax reforms lowered corporate taxes” and “People need to pay their fair share.”Who is Jack Ciattarelli and why is he running for N.J. governor?While businesses and people may never leave a country over taxes, they will leave a state. Moreover, if you try to offset federal tax decreases with state tax … [Read more...] about Want lower taxes? Cut pensions, benefits, aid to some schools, former candidate for governor says
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta, May 22, 2018. More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. (John Bazemore/AP, File)Mikie Sherrill joins protesters with NJ 11th for Change outside of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's Morristown office, May 19, 2017. Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, is looking to capture a GOP congressional seat in New Jersey. Sherrill is one of some 200 women who have won their primaries for U.S. House. (Justin Zaremba/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)Lucy McBath, National Spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, is joined by faith leaders, gun violence survivors and others on the south steps of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, March 17, 2016. There are nearly 50 black women running for Congress this year, from McBath who is challenging … [Read more...] about More women running for political office — and winning
Charles Stile North Jersey Record Published 4:42 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Be warned: the Donald J. Trump Cavalcade of Characters is descending on New Jersey this week. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday plans to headline a private, $1,000-a-person fundraiser-luncheon at the exclusive and gated Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield for Jay Webber, the Republican candidate for the Eleventh Congressional District. Donors seeking one of those grip and grin photos for the den wall or corner office will be expected to shell out between $10,000 to $25,000. Meanwhile, Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. "Stormy Daniels," America's most prominent porn star and prominent thorn-in-Trump's side, will entertain behind closed doors Thursday night at an "exclusive gentleman's club" in Wayne to make money -- for herself. And then there is the president himself who has already been here for 10 days ensconced in his private golf club in Bedminster for … [Read more...] about The Trump tour: From Stormy Daniels to Mike Pence, NJ plays host to Trump world
Seth Grossman. Seth Grossman Seth Grossman, the Republican nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District, called the idea of diversity “a bunch of crap and un-American” during a campaign event earlier this year.A two-minute video surfaced on Monday showing Grossman describing diversity as “an excuse by Democrats, communists and socialists, basically, to say that we’re not all created equal.”“That some people, if somebody is lesser qualified, they will get a job anyway, or they’ll get into college anyway, because of the tribe that they’re with, what group, what box they fit into,” he said in the video. “Woman, African-American, Hispanic—they’re chopping us up in these different pieces and getting us fighting against each other instead of spending our time saying everybody should be judged by their own talent, their worth, their savings and consequences.”The video—released by a Democrat super … [Read more...] about NJ House Candidate Seth Grossman Calls Diversity ‘a Bunch of Crap and Un-American’
WASHINGTON -- The Republican candidate who won the nomination to succeed retiring New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo described diversity as a "bunch of crap and anti-American" and suggested the GOP nominated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for governor solely because she is a woman. Lawyer Seth Grossman, who emerged victorious from a three-way primary June 5, made the comments during the just-concluded primary campaign. Grossman won the GOP nomination to take on state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, for the seat LoBiondo is giving up after 24 years. "The best way to bring diversity to the Republican Party is for Republicans to openly say that the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American," Grossman said at an April 21 Republican debate at the Centerton Country Club in Pittsgrove. "Diversity has become is an excuse by Democrats -- communists and socialists basically -- to say that we're not all created equal, that if somebody is … [Read more...] about Diversity is ‘a bunch of crap and un-American.’ So says this N.J. Republican running for Congress.