Budget Battle Lines: From The Newsroom
The budget battle is building to a crescendo in Trenton. Governor Christie touted the Jersey Comeback on Thursday, while Trenton Dems plan to bring back a measure that Christie has shot down multiple times.
- Tax cut plans are at the center of the budget debate, with Democrats saying on Thursday that they plan to re-introduce a millionaire’s tax to pay for it…something Governor Christie has vehemently shot down.
- The long-term unemployed continue to face a struggle, with staggering data showing how tough the climb back into employment is.
- The lawyer for a State Trooper, who is accused of beating up a suspect, held a press conference to dispute the charges.
- Foreclosures in NJ and around the nation saw an uptick during the month of May.
- A measure to extend school days and school years moved through an Assembly panel.
- President Obama and Governor Christie toured the World Trade Center site on Thursday.
- Another bill that moved forward would provide child sex abuse victims with help on their legal bills.
- Federal lawmakers are trying to crackdown on “rental car roulette”
- The Jerry Sandusky trial resumes on Monday. We have full coverage to get you caught up on this week’s proceedings.
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Thursday’s poll asked if you would ever hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker to save money on tolls. 58% said no, 21% yes, and another 21% say it depends on how expensive the toll is.
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Courtesy Governor’s Office