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Lawmakers Race To OK SALT Cap Workaround For Small Businesses

The cap is likely the most controversial component of the federal tax overhaul approved by the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump at the end of 2017, as it limits how much residents in high-tax states like New Jersey can write off from their state income and local property taxes.

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SCI Probe Raises Questions About State Oversight Of Hospitals

NJ’s watchdog agency finds complex web of corporate and financial ties in entities connected to three for-profit hospitals in Hudson County

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NJ Implements Nation's Toughest PFAS Standard

But what it means for potential polluters, including Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, remains to be seen.

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Group May Head Back To Court Over Lack Of NJ School Desegregation

A lawsuit filed last year claims residency rules are to blame for lack of diversity in New Jersey public education

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NJ Is Trying To Give Residents More Control Over Their Information Amid Data Breaches

The headlines are constant: Millions of accounts hacked. Health and financial data stolen. Personal information shared widely with advertisers and technology companies.

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Legislation To Allow Trust Fund Monies To Cover Code Blue Now Law

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7th of Delran, to expand the permitted uses for county homeless trust funds to sheltering purposes during Code Blue weather emergencies. Previously the funds could only be used for purposes of providing permanent housing for homeless residents or those in danger of becoming homeless.

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Compromise Plan To Boost Oversight Of Public-Worker Health Benefits

Appointment of independent monitor would allow for ongoing, regular auditing of billions that state pays annually for claims — Sen. Sarlo

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NJ Just Graded Its Public Schools From 0-100. Here's How Every School Scored.

New Jersey’s latest school grades are out, giving parents in every community a snapshot of what the state thinks of their local schools.

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State Police To Publish Stats On Manufacturers Of Guns Linked To NJ Crimes

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the expansion of the NJGunStat reports Tuesday during a news conference in Jersey City where he said publicizing those companies who make the guns was intended to encourage them to do more to improve safety.

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NJ Lawmakers Looking At Creating A State Deduction For Charitable Donations

Unlike the federal tax code, which allows taxpayers who itemize to deduct charitable contributions to qualifying nonprofits, New Jersey doesn’t allow residents to write off such donations from their state income taxes. At least not yet.

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