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A state constitutional amendment sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth) to provide incentives for property owners with developable land to preserve their parcels as open space has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
The resolution, SCR-38, which would ask voters to authorize property tax reductions for privately held lands that are permanently preserved as open space, was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The resolution is a companion to legislation, also sponsored by Senator Beck, that was passed by the Senate earlier this year to crack down on abuse of the state’s farmland assessment program.
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By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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