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The Daily Comet
Edwards names task force members who will seek ways to upgrade La. roadsHouse, Senate, business and industry leaders are all the 18-member panel, which
Edwards names task force members who will seek ways to upgrade La. roads
The Daily Comet / Posted 2 hours ago
House, Senate, business and industry leaders are all the 18-member panel, which is expected to hold its first meeting shortly after July 4. Tax hikes and other revenue-raising measures will be on the table, with recommendations to be prepared for... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Flag-lowering occasions in Oklahoma in 2015On nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the Amer
Flag-lowering occasions in Oklahoma in 2015
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 2 hours ago
On nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens, and victims of mass killings and... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Flag-lowering occasions in Oklahoma in 2015On nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the Amer
Flag-lowering occasions in Oklahoma in 2015
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 2 hours ago
On nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens, and victims of mass killings and... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Edwards names task force members who will seek ways to upgrade La. roadsHouse, Senate, business and industry leaders are all the 18-member panel, which
Edwards names task force members who will seek ways to upgrade La. roads
The Houma Courier / Posted 3 hours ago
House, Senate, business and industry leaders are all the 18-member panel, which is expected to hold its first meeting shortly after July 4. Tax hikes and other revenue-raising measures will be on the table, with recommendations to be prepared for... Read more
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Roll Call
Staffer Raise Might Pay for Daily CoffeeHouse lawmakers are intent on giving staff members a raise in 2017, concerned t
Staffer Raise Might Pay for Daily Coffee
Roll Call / Posted 3 hours ago
House lawmakers are intent on giving staff members a raise in 2017, concerned that low pay and long hours are contributing to turnover and congressional brain drain. But the money won't go very far, according to a Roll Call analysis. Even if every... Read more
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Slate
Chinese Factories Make Most of the World’s Fireworks. Unfortunately, They Keep Exploding.Red GlareThe vast majority of the world’s fireworks come from China. And someti
Chinese Factories Make Most of the World’s Fireworks. Unfortunately, They Keep Exploding.
Slate / Posted 5 hours ago
Red GlareThe vast majority of the world’s fireworks come from China. And sometimes they explode early, with deadly consequences. This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and ChinaFile, the... Read more
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CNBC
Good news for New Jersey drivers: No gas tax hike FridayHad the bill passed the senate, drivers filling up in the Garden State would ha
Good news for New Jersey drivers: No gas tax hike Friday
CNBC / Posted 7 hours ago
Had the bill passed the senate, drivers filling up in the Garden State would have spent 23 cents more per gallon, according to that report. The proposed legislation was approved by the State Assembly on Tuesday, and includes a $2 billion-per-year... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Delaware Lawmakers Work into the Night on Final Session DayDOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers passed budget bills to fund state operati
Delaware Lawmakers Work into the Night on Final Session Day
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 9 hours ago
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers passed budget bills to fund state operations in the fiscal year that started Friday and approved a host of other bills before bringing down the gavel on this year's legislative session. House and Senate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku Mourn Maduekwe, Tobi, AmadiPresident Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice
Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku Mourn Maduekwe, Tobi, Amadi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday commiserated with the families, government and people of Abia, Delta and Rivers States on the passing away of their illustrious... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Move to next step on roads, group urgedGov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday called on the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to
Move to next step on roads, group urged
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 hours ago
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday called on the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to work on building a consensus on the "next step" for permanent financing of the state's long-term highway needs. In May, the Legislature met in special session to enact... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Road work halted as plans for N.J. gas tax hike collapseGovernor Christie has ordered the state to start shutting down road constructio
Road work halted as plans for N.J. gas tax hike collapse
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 16 hours ago
Governor Christie has ordered the state to start shutting down road construction work after the fight to pay for road and bridge projects – now a stalemate over raising the gas tax and cutting the sales tax – stalled in the state Senate, where... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force membersGov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force members
The Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed at coming up with financial solutions for Louisiana’s road and bridge problems. House, Senate, business and industry leaders are on the 18-member panel, which is... Read more
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Daily Mail
Regulator warns of 'grave' airbag recall for 313K Hondas and AcurasThree hundred thousand Hondas and Acuras are recalled because their airbags cou
Regulator warns of 'grave' airbag recall for 313K Hondas and Acuras
Daily Mail / Posted 19 hours ago
Three hundred thousand Hondas and Acuras are recalled because their airbags could EXPLODE Owners of some 313,000 cars have been warned to immediately stop driving their cars due to safety issues with their airbags Some 29 million Takata airbags,... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force membersGov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force members
The Advocate / Posted 20 hours ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed at coming up with financial solutions for Louisiana’s road and bridge problems. House, Senate, business and industry leaders are on the 18-member panel, which is... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Defense: Pentagon lifts transgender ban | Navy says Iran broke law by detaining sailorsTHE TOPLINE: The Pentagon announced a major policy change on Thursday: Transgen
Overnight Defense: Pentagon lifts transgender ban | Navy says Iran broke law by detaining sailors
The Hill / Posted 20 hours ago
THE TOPLINE: The Pentagon announced a major policy change on Thursday: Transgender troops can now serve openly in the military effective immediately. "The reality is we have transgender service members serving in uniform today," Defense Secretary... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force membersGov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils transportation task force members
The Advocate / Posted 21 hours ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed at coming up with financial solutions for Louisiana’s road and bridge problems. House, Senate, business and industry leaders are on the 18-member panel, which is... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
No compromise on N.J. transportation funding crisis; road projects may start to closeover raising the gas tax and cutting the sales tax – will lumber into July, whe
No compromise on N.J. transportation funding crisis; road projects may start to close
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 21 hours ago
over raising the gas tax and cutting the sales tax – will lumber into July, when a packed summer schedule of vacations and political conventions leaves little time for elected officials to hammer out a new plan. Two separate efforts to... Read more
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The Washington Times
July Fourth security out in force at holiday celebrations, transportation centersThe millions of Americans planning to fly over the Fourth of July weekend can e
July Fourth security out in force at holiday celebrations, transportation centers
The Washington Times / Posted 22 hours ago
The millions of Americans planning to fly over the Fourth of July weekend can expect stepped-up security in the wake of terrorist attacks at airports abroad, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday. “Our [Transportation Security... Read more
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NBC News
DHS Secretary: Holiday Travelers Should 'Expect Enhanced Security'Travelers bound for barbecues and the beach should expect stepped up security a
DHS Secretary: Holiday Travelers Should 'Expect Enhanced Security'
NBC News / Posted 23 hours ago
Travelers bound for barbecues and the beach should expect stepped up security at the nation's airports as the holiday weekend approaches, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told members of Congress on Thursday. Johnson's warning comes in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards unveils transportation task force membersGov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed
Edwards unveils transportation task force members
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday announced his appointments to a task force aimed at coming up with financial solutions for Louisiana’s road and bridge problems. House, Senate, business and industry leaders are all the 18-member panel, which is... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Sweeney: Senate, Assembly not close to compromise on transportation funding crisisNew Jersey’s elected leaders failed to reach a compromise Tuesday to fix the st
Sweeney: Senate, Assembly not close to compromise on transportation funding crisis
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
New Jersey’s elected leaders failed to reach a compromise Tuesday to fix the state’s transportation funding crisis, Democratic leaders of the state Senate said Thursday afternoon. But later lawmakers broke from their voting sessions for more talks on... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. gas taxes not likely to soar this holiday weekend as Senate stalls Christie dealTRENTON — New Jersey motorists may not have to worry about their gas taxes sk
N.J. gas taxes not likely to soar this holiday weekend as Senate stalls Christie deal
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
TRENTON — New Jersey motorists may not have to worry about their gas taxes skyrocketing this weekend. The state Senate will not vote Thursday on Gov. Chris Christie's offer to raise the gas tax in exchange for a 1-cent reduction in the sales tax,... Read more
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Newsmax
Sen. Thune: 'Absolute Vigilance' Needed Against ISIS ThreatSen. John Thune, following up on warnings from CIA Director John Brennan about
Sen. Thune: 'Absolute Vigilance' Needed Against ISIS Threat
Newsmax / Posted yesterday
Sen. John Thune, following up on warnings from CIA Director John Brennan about the danger of ISIS attacks occurring in the United States, said Thursday "absolute vigilance" is needed to Keep Americans safe. "I think we have to assume that's what... Read more
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Boston Globe
1 US citizen injured in Istanbul airport attackOne US citizen was injured in Tuesday’s airport attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airp
1 US citizen injured in Istanbul airport attack
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
One US citizen was injured in Tuesday’s airport attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Johnson said the citizen, who was not identified, is... Read more
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The Hill
DHS Chief: We can’t just focus on airport securityDays after suicide bombings killed 41 people at Istanbul Atatürk Airport this w
DHS Chief: We can’t just focus on airport security
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Days after suicide bombings killed 41 people at Istanbul Atatürk Airport this week, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday that U.S. airports can expect to see a stepped up security presence from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)... Read more
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Roll Call
Hill Salary Increase Proposal Won't Amount to MuchHouse lawmakers are intent on giving staff members a raise in 2017, concerned t
Hill Salary Increase Proposal Won't Amount to Much
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
House lawmakers are intent on giving staff members a raise in 2017, concerned that low pay and long hours are contributing to an unprecedented congressional brain drain. But the money won't go very far, according to a Roll Call analysis. Even if... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
North Park Offers Early Test Of Climate Action PlanYour browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to d
North Park Offers Early Test Of Climate Action Plan
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Content can be viewed at actual source page: http://youtu.be/luPJ4PVB_zg If you want some perspective on the recent history of North Park, talk to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get needed votesResistant state senators from both parties may decline to cast the final votes
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get needed votes
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Resistant state senators from both parties may decline to cast the final votes needed today on Governor Christie’s plan to cut the sales tax and raise the gas tax, setting up yet another political staring contest over state spending. Leading... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Congress Works On Stalled FAA ReauthorizationPreparing 18-Month Funding Bill For Consideration Committee leaders in the U.S
Congress Works On Stalled FAA Reauthorization
The Aero-News Network / Posted yesterday
Preparing 18-Month Funding Bill For Consideration Committee leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are reportedly working on an 18-month authorization for the FAA that would at least push funding for the agency past the election cycle. The bill will... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Delta Queen cruises toward approvalThe committee on Wednesday agreed to reinstate an exemption for the 89-year-old
Delta Queen cruises toward approval
The Daily Comet / Posted yesterday
The committee on Wednesday agreed to reinstate an exemption for the 89-year-old vessel, which has been docked in Houma since last year for renovations. The measure now goes to the full Senate. “It’s a good move,” Delta Queen Steamboat Co. President... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get votes needed in SenateResistant state senators from both parties may decline to cast the final votes
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get votes needed in Senate
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Resistant state senators from both parties may decline to cast the final votes needed today on Governor Christie’s plan to cut the sales tax and raise the gas tax, setting up yet another political staring contest over state spending. Leading... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Delta Queen cruises toward approvalThe committee on Wednesday agreed to reinstate an exemption for the 89-year-old
Delta Queen cruises toward approval
The Houma Courier / Posted yesterday
The committee on Wednesday agreed to reinstate an exemption for the 89-year-old vessel, which has been docked in Houma since last year for renovations. The measure now goes to the full Senate. “It’s a good move,” Delta Queen Steamboat Co. President... Read more
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Reuters
Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics endsSuspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends a news conference with for
Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics ends
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends a news conference with foreign media in Brasilia, Brazil, June 14, 2016. BRASILIA Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff the day before... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate approves bill regulating Uber and LyftThe Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would regulate services like Ub
Senate approves bill regulating Uber and Lyft
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would regulate services like Uber and Lyft. However, Senators on Wednesday agreed to add a state background check that was not originally included in the bill. The new background check would require... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Rousseff could go before Olympics endsSenate President Renan Calheiros told journalists on Wednesday the final vote i
Rousseff could go before Olympics ends
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
Senate President Renan Calheiros told journalists on Wednesday the final vote in Rousseff's impeachment trial was scheduled for around August 20. If she is found guilty of breaking budgetary rules to help win re-election, Brazil's first female... Read more
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The Hill
Senate Appropriations speeds through spending billsThe Senate Appropriations Committee hit a milestone Wednesday, clearing its twe
Senate Appropriations speeds through spending bills
The Hill / Posted yesterday
The Senate Appropriations Committee hit a milestone Wednesday, clearing its twelfth and final annual spending bill at the earliest point since 1988. The committee approved the last bill – which included $52.08 billion for the State Department and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics endsBRASILIA: Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspe
Brazil could dismiss Rousseff the day before Olympics ends
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
BRASILIA: Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff the day before the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday. Senate President Renan... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get votes needed in SenateResistant state senators from both parties may not cast the final votes needed
Christie's plan to cut sales tax, raise gas tax may not get votes needed in Senate
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Resistant state senators from both parties may not cast the final votes needed Thursday on Governor Christie’s plan to cut the sales tax and raise the gas tax, setting up yet another political staring contest over state spending. Leading Democratic... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
Senate Approval Of TTF Replenishment Is UncertainGovernor Christie is urging the New Jersey Senate to approve the plan he worked
Senate Approval Of TTF Replenishment Is Uncertain
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted yesterday
Governor Christie is urging the New Jersey Senate to approve the plan he worked out with the Assembly for cutting the sales tax and raising the gas tax. But indications are there will be a political battle. Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Accused turns accuser in MRT extortion caseGRAFT charges were filed on Wednesday at the Office of the Ombudsman against Tr
Accused turns accuser in MRT extortion case
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
GRAFT charges were filed on Wednesday at the Office of the Ombudsman against Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and four other officials for allegedly receiving or soliciting gifts in exchange for the awarding of a P3.7 billion contract for... Read more
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ABC News
Veepstakes 2016: A Look at Trump and Clinton's Potential VP Picksrepresents potential vice presidential picks for both candidates. It is not exh
Veepstakes 2016: A Look at Trump and Clinton's Potential VP Picks
ABC News / Posted 2 days ago
represents potential vice presidential picks for both candidates. It is not exhaustive, but instead, captures what we consider to be the "top tier" of possible choices based on ABC News’ reporting and analysis. The ABC News Political Unit will... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial RoundupJune 27 Vallejo Times Herald on the state's high-speed rail project: The back
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 2 days ago
June 27 Vallejo Times Herald on the state's high-speed rail project: The backers of California's high-speed rail continue to perpetuate the myth that if they build it, the money will come. When voters in 2008 approved state bonds for part of the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Gary Peters' $1 billion science research bill passed by Senate panelWASHINGTON – A congressional committee on Wednesday approved a bill written in
Gary Peters' $1 billion science research bill passed by Senate panel
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON – A congressional committee on Wednesday approved a bill written in part by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., which, if signed into law, could help spur government-funded research. The legislation approved by the Senate Commerce, Science... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. Senate Democrats: We're opposed to Christie gas and sales tax dealTRENTON — The state Senate majority leader said Wednesday that the Democrats wh
N.J. Senate Democrats: We're opposed to Christie gas and sales tax deal
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
TRENTON — The state Senate majority leader said Wednesday that the Democrats who control the upper house are united against a deal struck between Gov. Chris Christie and the state Assembly to cut the sales tax and and raise the gasoline tax. The... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. Democratic lawmakers blast tax overhaul plan backed by Assembly, ChristieLeading Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday blasted a major tax overhaul passed b
N.J. Democratic lawmakers blast tax overhaul plan backed by Assembly, Christie
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
Leading Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday blasted a major tax overhaul passed by the Assembly and backed by Governor Christie, warning that it could wreak havoc on the $34 billion state budget. The tax proposal is designed to round up much-needed... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Vitangcol files graft charges vs Abaya, 5 othersfiled graft charges yesterday against outgoing Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya an
Vitangcol files graft charges vs Abaya, 5 others
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
filed graft charges yesterday against outgoing Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and five other officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) before the Office of the Ombudsman. Vitangcol and a certain Leon Peralta accused... Read more
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NJ.com
How your N.J. Assembly members voted on the gas tax hike, sales tax cutThe lower house of the state Legislature voted 53-23 on the plan, which would h
How your N.J. Assembly members voted on the gas tax hike, sales tax cut
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
The lower house of the state Legislature voted 53-23 on the plan, which would hike the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to replenish the nearly broke Transportation Trust Fund in exchange for the sales tax dropping 1 penny by 2018. Assembly Speaker... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Ridgefield
Ridgefield Sen. Boucher Blasts Mileage TaxWILTON, Conn. -- State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), who serves as ranking member o
Ridgefield Sen. Boucher Blasts Mileage Tax
The Daily Voice - Ridgefield / Posted 2 days ago
WILTON, Conn. -- State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), who serves as ranking member of the state’s Transportation Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-34) are raising concerns after learning from a Washington Post report that Connecticut, as... Read more
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Newsmax
Lady Gaga, Kravitz to Perform Before Hillary Acceptance SpeechGeorge E. Norcross, III, a member of the Democratic National Committee and the
Lady Gaga, Kravitz to Perform Before Hillary Acceptance Speech
Newsmax / Posted 2 days ago
George E. Norcross, III, a member of the Democratic National Committee and the chairman of Camden’s Cooper University Healthcare and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, announced Wednesday that Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Tax overhaul would hit N.J. budget hardto midnight Tuesday and passed an hour later with no feedback from the public —
Tax overhaul would hit N.J. budget hard
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
to midnight Tuesday and passed an hour later with no feedback from the public — would be a financial shock to a $34 billion state budget already beset with rising costs and sluggish economic growth. The surprise proposal from Governor Christie... Read more
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