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2019年2月12日 星期二

NJ Politics Digest: A Look at the NJ Congressional Delegation’s Travel Spending

 
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  NJ Politics Digest: A Look at the NJ Congressional Delegation's Travel Spending  
 
  Taking a trip and having someone else pay for it is a perk of serving in congress. But some in the New Jersey delegation appear to be taking advantage of it.  
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quote of the Day: "New Jersey's tax subsidy program is so overly generous that it enables the sellers to receive far more money in subsidies than they actually owe in taxes." - New Jersey Policy Perspective
 
 
 
 
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Which NJ congressmen received the most in 'free' trips in 2018?
Nothing bridges partisan divides like an all-expense paid trip Paris. U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-Wyckoff, saw a November trip to France as a way 'to engage both Democratic and Republican colleagues on critical policy matters, including NATO, ISIS and combating terrorism,' according to a disclosure form he filed for a $11,000-trip paid for by private groups.
The Record
 
 
 
Residents fleeing NJ, SALT deductions, 'second-hand infrastructure' top 5th District priorities
Reinstating the SALT deduction, improving infrastructure and keeping residents from fleeing the state, top the list of goals for Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of Wyckoff.
The Record
 
 
 
Sexual Assault Claims Roiled Gov. Murphy's Administration, but Inquiries Have Led Nowhere
The accusation rocked Trenton: A top official in Gov. Philip D. Murphy's administration claimed that another official had sexually assaulted her during Mr. Murphy's campaign in 2017. Yet despite the woman's repeated pleas to Mr. Murphy's senior aides, her colleague remained in his $170,000-a-year state job for months before resigning.
New York Times
 
 
 
Q&A: Sexual assault allegations in New Jersey government
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy looked to put scrutiny over his administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation against a state government staffer behind him last week.
Associated Press
 
 
 
Murphy law gave $1.4 million in raises to some NJ Transit employees
About 200 NJ Transit employees got a raise totaling $1.4 million last year, thanks to a pay equity law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last year.
NJ.com
 
 
 
Comptroller contradicts Murphy on audit
State Comptroller Philip Degnan contradicted many of the ways Gov. Phil Murphy has attempted to portray portions of his office's audit of tax incentive programs administered by the Economic Development Authority during a joint legislative hearing Monday.
New Jersey Globe
 
 
 
Phil Murphy declares state of emergency for New Jersey ahead of snowstorm
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency starting at midnight ahead of the snowstorm predicted to hit New Jersey Tuesday.
The Record
 
 
 
One of N.J.'s highest paid mayors might get a $50K raise
The mayor of New Jersey's largest city will receive a $50,000 spike to his salary -- topping his earnings to $180,000 a year -- under a new proposal to give him and his top administrators wage increases.
NJ.com
 
 
 
$11B in corporate tax breaks under scrutiny as Gov. Phil Murphy pushes for new programs
The $11 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives awarded to New Jersey businesses were under a microscope on Monday as protesters gathered at the Statehouse to demand change and lawmakers questioned state officials about how the tax breaks are doled out.
The Record
 
 
 
Career academies: The best education tax money can buy?
Each year, hundreds more students apply than will be accepted to a handful of New Jersey's top, highly competitive high schools. These eager eighth-graders ready their middle school transcripts. They take tests. They write essays.
Asbury Park Press
 
 
 
From Beyoncé??????? to Broadway, NJ is trying to protect you from overpaying for tickets
Trying to buy concert tickets online? Looking for a seat at MetLife Stadium or the Prudential Center? A Broadway show? Online searches might turn up websites that appear to be affiliated with the venue but are actually reselling tickets at a significant mark-up.
Asbury Park Press
 
 
 
NJ Catholic dioceses unveil compensation program for victims of clergy abuse
Victims of clergy abuse from any of New Jersey's five Roman Catholic Dioceses will be able to seek compensation from a newly launched Independent Victim Compensation Program, the program administrators announced Monday.
The Record
 
 
 
Paterson faces possible $10M bill for retiree payments
The city may have to shell out $10 million this year to cover leave-time retirement payments for police officers and firefighters — twice as much as what municipal officials originally expected to pay.
Paterson Press
 
 
 
Ridgewood weighs limiting truck deliveries downtown
The Village Council is considering limiting the hours when businesses in the downtown can receive deliveries. While still a discussion at this point, the idea is receiving push-back from business owners.
The Record
 
 
 
Tinton Falls' 94-year-old mayor hasn't been a pushover
In his first year as mayor, Vito Perillo has dealt with the curiosity of his age — he's 94 — and also his government experience — he had none.
Asbury Park Press
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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