You already knew I love beach badges, but a new report about how much money they raised for the Jersey Shore last summer proves why I'm not crazy.

A 75 cent raise can go a long way, and we should take advantage of the revenue opportunity.

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Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.