Phil Murphy fired back at Texas Governor Greg Abbott after Abbott wrote yesterday that New Jerseyans should consider moving to Texas because the taxes are lower there.
This reminds me of the time some Texas state troopers saw a big bird in the sky and word got out the Jersey Devil had for some reason fled to Brownsville and my grandmother had to intervene to stop these people from Smithville (“the Concerned Citizens for the Return of the Jersey Devil”) who were going to fly down there in a hot-air balloon to retrieve our local cryptid.
My grandmother was from old Leeds Point “Bay People” stock and she loved to sit around and listen to millionaires complain about their taxes. God I miss her.
Elsewhere in immigration, undocumented persons paid more than $14 million in taxes in Atlantic County in 2017, and they paid $587 million statewide, according to a report that was no doubt compiled by liberals.
Those gun-loving hillbillies from, wait,…Princeton, New Jersey, (?) gave more money to the Trump campaign committee than any other municipality in the state last year, according to FEC filings.
Hard Rock’s opening June 28. The Gin Blossoms are coming July 21. Is this what people mean when they say Hard Rock will bring in a younger crowd?
For the rest of the region’s news:
The most Heterosexual State Legislature in America!–Having a legislature that reflects the demographics of New Jersey, that’s a big deal. You may disagree and if so, do me a favor and count how many NJ legislators look like you. Or have a name like yours. Or practice law like you do. Go ahead, I’ll wait. www.insidernj.com
NJ Supreme Court: Unconstitutional for taxpayer money to repair, restore churches–The state Supreme Court has ruled that Morris County's long-standing practice of giving taxpayer-funded historic preservation grants to churches violates the New Jersey Constitution... www.dailyrecord.com
AFTER $6M RENOVATION, NJ MAY HAVE TO SPEND $1M MORE TO FIX A ROOM–BELVIDERE — After spending nearly $6 million renovating the historic Warren County Courthouse, state taxpayers may be on the hook for another million dollars to fix just a single courtroom. nj1015.com
GABI HENDRI’S TWO-RUN SINGLE KEYS ATLANTIC CITY’S COMEBACK WIN OVER RIVAL HOLY SPIRIT–ATLANTIC CITY — When you’re one of the hitters in the top of the lineup, you’re expected to produce runs. That’s why the coach puts you in one of the top four spots. Atlantic City shortstop Gabi Hendri is just a sophomore, but she knows she needs to be the type of hitter who can drive in runs in clutch situations if the Vikings want to become a contender in the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference. glorydaysonline.com
Fake cops stopped drivers and rifled through their pockets in 3 towns–Three police departments in Burlington County are hoping you've seen something that can help them find and arrest men who have been posing as officers and rifling through motorists' belongings this month. www.nj.com
DOES SCHOOL SECURITY MEAN TRANSFORMING FACILITIES INTO FORTRESSES?–In the months since the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL, and on the eve of the national day of action against gun violence in schools, New Jersey students, legislators, law enforcement agencies, educators, and parents have all been taking steps to make schools more secure and to rethink the very definition of school safety. www.njspotlight.com
GOVERNOR SHOWS OFF ANOTHER BENEFIT OF HIS BIGGER BUDGET–While key lawmakers have yet to embrace several tax hikes that are part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s state budget plan, that’s not stopping the governor from holding events to show off how the state could benefit from increased spending. www.njspotlight.com
Veterans job fair to be held in A.C. Thursday–A job fair for veterans will take place in Atlantic City Thursday. Casinos including Bally’s Atlantic City, Ocean Resorts Casino and the Tropicana Atlantic City will be on hand with thousands of available jobs. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
A.C. Council moves to rename boulevard from ‘Revel’ to ‘Ocean Beach’–ATLANTIC CITY — City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to rename the stretch of road near the former Revel Casino as “Ocean Beach Boulevard.” www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Pleasantville Man Charged In Killing Of Atlantic City Grandmother–A Pleasantville man is in jail on charges of murder and weapons possession in the brutal killing of an Atlantic City woman. breakingac.com