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Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

The Latest: GOP leaders fault Murphy on taxes, affordability

Jan. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's state of the state address (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Republican legislative leaders say Gov. Phil Murphy's first state of the state address failed to address the state's high taxes and poor affordability. Assembly Minority Leader Jon...

Strike or no strike, pensions problematic for LA schools

Jan. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strike or no strike, after a deal is ultimately reached on a contract for Los Angeles teachers, the school district will still be on a collision course with deficit spending because of pensions and other financial obligations. School systems across California are experiencing burdensome...

Audit faults NJ agency for lack of tax credit oversight

Jan. 9, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new state audit says the New Jersey agency responsible for awarding billions of dollars in tax credits if companies created or retained jobs failed to determine if those benchmarks were met. The state comptroller's office released the audit Wednesday as required by Democratic Gov....

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jan. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EST

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PA'S NEW 'CLEAN SLATE LAW IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TO REDUCING RECIDIVISM, Jan. 4 There wasn't a lot of fanfare to go with it, but Pennsylvania took an important step this week toward reducing recidivism and driving down the amount that taxpayers spend on keeping their fellow...

Today in History

Jan. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2019. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal...

Today in History

Jan. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2019. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six people...

Ex-Christie aide backs off on appeals in 'Bridgegate' case

Jan. 5, 2019 3:00 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A one-time associate of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing off his efforts to appeal his convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. NJ.com reported Saturday that Bill Baroni's lawyers have filed legal papers with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Ex-New Jersey gov to states: Fight US control of sports bets

Jan. 4, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job. Christie...

The Latest: NBA says it is entitled to cut of sports bets

Jan. 4, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a call from former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for states to resist federal regulation of sports betting: (all times local): 4 p.m. The National Basketball Association says it is entitled to a cut of sports betting money because its business would suffer from a betting...