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NEW JERSEY RANKS WORST FOR PROPERTY TAXES

No surprise, the worst property taxes in the country are found in New Jersey. The Tax Foundation looked at Census data from 2004 to 2009 on property taxes for owner-occupied housing. New Jersey ranked last in median property taxes paid on homes, taxes as percentage of median home value, and …

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NJ ASSEMBLY HEARING TODAY ON EXXON SETTLEMENT

On Thursday the N.J. State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Christie administration’s proposed $225 million environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil. The settlement has angered state Democrats, because court documents show damages were estimated at $8.9 billion for polluted sites in Linden and Bayonne. The settlement arrangement also faces a …

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ENHANCED WILDFIRE DANGER TODAY IN SOUTH JERSEY

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Wednesday for enhanced fire danger throughout Southern and Central New Jersey. Gusty northwest winds up to 30 mph combined with humidity lowering to near 20 percent, can lead to a more rapid rate of spread of any fine fuel …

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NJ SPORTS BETTING ISSUE BACK IN COURT ON TUESDAY

On Tuesday attorneys representing New Jersey will present more arguments for legalizing sports betting in the state before the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. They will face attorneys from the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA, arguing that language in a ruling from 2013 gives New Jersey …

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TICKETS FOR CAR SAFETY ISSUES ON THE RISE IN N.J.

The Record newspaper reports that police in New Jersey have issued more tickets for vehicle safety violations in the past five years. The Record reviewed statewide court records and found that nearly 100,000 tickets for poorly maintained lights were issued just last year, a 13.7 percent increase from 2009. Tickets for …

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