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Murphy signs $32.7B budget taxing millionaires, businesses

Sep. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed a $32.7 billion budget for New Jersey that raises taxes on the wealthy and businesses and authorizes $4.5 billion in new debt he says is necessary to keep state finances solvent. The spending plan goes into effect Thursday and will keep state...

Man charged in shooting of 2 men found in car on highway

Sep. 29, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting of two men found wounded in a car on a major highway in northern New Jersey. Andrew Johnson, 50, of Cranford, faces two counts of attempted murder and four weapons counts stemming from Sunday's shooting on Routes 1 & 9 in Linden,...

News media is set up in front of the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, Monday, July 20, 2020, in North Brunswick, N.J. In the wake of the fatal shooting of a federal judge's son in New Jersey, bi-partisan legislation seeks to restrict online access to judges' personal information. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez announced the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Bill would restrict access to judges' personal information

Sep. 29, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In the wake of the fatal shooting of a federal judge’s son in New Jersey, bi-partisan legislation seeks to restrict online access to judges’ personal information. Twenty-year-old Daniel Anderl, the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, was shot and killed inside the...

San Francisco 49ers' Marcell Harris, right, punches the ball away from New York Giants' Darius Slayton during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Despite 0-3 start, Giants a game out in woeful NFC East

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Based on recent history, it would be easy to look at the New York Giants' winless start and write them off. Since the 1981 season, only six NFL teams have overcome an 0-3 start to make the playoffs. The Houston Texans were the most recent do it, turning things around two years...

Children play in a hole they dug Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, on a section of beach in Long Branch, N.J., where a replenishment project is due to begin this week. The $20 million project will widen beaches in Long Branch, Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

$20M touch-up for 3 Jersey Shore beaches coming this week

Sep. 29, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey shore beaches in particularly erosion-prone areas will get a $20 million touch-up beginning this week. Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said Monday that the work is needed to address erosion in areas that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and that continue to...

NJ lawmakers greenlight $4.5B in debt to shore up budget

Sep. 28, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey legislative leaders on Monday gave final approval to $4.5 billion in new state debt they and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy sought to plug budget holes stemming from the virus outbreak. The four-person Select Commission on Emergency COVID-19 Borrowing unanimously approved a...

Murphy signs law exempting combat pay from NJ income tax

Sep. 28, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed bipartisan legislation exempting combat pay earned by members of the military from the state income tax. Federal law already exempts combat pay from income tax, but the New Jersey law means pay that residents earn while in combat...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. Some of the country’s major sports betting companies are running contests in which participants predict things that will happen or be said during the presidential debate, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the chance to win money. (AP Photo/File)

Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash

Sep. 28, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Will “Sleepy Joe” be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say “Barack Obama?” Will Trump say “fake news” or “China”...

Tom Barlow scores twice to help Red Bulls beat Impact 4-1

Sep. 27, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Barlow scored twice to help the New York Red Bulls beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Sunday night. Barlow pulled New York (6-6-2) even at 1 in the 14th minute on a well-placed cross from Mandela Egbo and made it 2-1 in the 35th off a back-of-the-heel pass from Daniel Royer. Royer...

San Francisco 49ers' Jerick McKinnon, right, scores a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Banged up 49ers win again at MetLife, beat winless Giants

Sep. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The way the San Francisco 49ers played, missing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a slew of starters wasn't an issue against the woeful and winless New York Giants. Backup Nick Mullens threw for 343 yards and a touchdown and the Niners controlled the ball on offense, took it...