Why was President George W. Bush at the Borgata yesterday? Lynda Cohen knows. Is she going to tell us? What are you hiding, Lynda?
PSE&G finally got its big subsidy bill, referred to euphemistically here as a “clean-energy” bill.
The company–which has a market cap of $25 billion?–celebrated by Tweeting it was proud to receive, what $300 million? $3 billion?, in public moneys even though it’s a profitable company whose executives are already lavishly compensated. Remind me why corporations are “proud” to get money they don’t need but say they can’t compete without? Because it’s good P.R.
Steve Sweeney celebrated by escalating his spat with Phil Murphy.
Elsewhere in subsidies, some Democrats met with some Liberals to discuss subsidies and socialism, extremism, liars, LEAKERS, agendas, America etc.
In un-related news, everyone’s taxes are too high and no one can figure out why.
New Jersey has the nation’s largest racial disparity in incarceration rates and you can’t vote here if you’re on parole. Something to keep in mind the next time you’re feeling disenfranchised.
ICE arrests of immigrants shot up 64% in the Philadelphia office last year, following a memo from Jeff Sessions urging more indictments. That’s compared to a 3% uptick nationwide. You know one group you never hear complain about their taxes? Undocumented immigrants, who paid $587 million in taxes in 2014. Is that right?
It’s finally starting to feel like spring and people were up on the boardwalk yesterday, on a new stretch that’s not actually open yet.
Elsewhere across your region:
Ventnor commissioners will defeat school budget, mayor says–VENTNOR – Coming in with a “flat” budget sounds great, but not according to Mayor Beth Holtzman, who asked the school board to reduce the local tax levy by $1.3 million. Holtzman made her demands during the school budget hearing held Wednesday, April 11. Nevertheless, the Board of Education approved the budget without changes and sent it to Atlantic County Acting Executive Superintendent Robert Bumpus for approval by the deadline on Thursday. downbeachpilot.com
Murphy, Oliver intend to revive pair of community economic programs–A pair of neighborhood improvement programs aimed at strengthening downtowns and encouraging private investment in communities would see their funding restored under Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget, the governor and lieutenant governor announced Thursday. www.roi-nj.com
Springtime Activities Are Buzzing Along At The Pemberton Township Senior Citizen Center–PEMBERTON—The cold, wintry weather to start this month hasn’t “fooled” us yet. All of the usual April, springtime activities are buzzing along at the Pemberton Township Senior Citizen. pinebarrenstribune.com
Guest Commentary | We Might Want To Do Something About That Name ‘Dingletown’–Shamong Township’s “Dingletown Field”—what is the story behind that name? pinebarrenstribune.com
DAGGERS’ SIX INNINGS OF NO-HIT RELIEF SPARK ABSEGAMI’S COMEBACK WIN OVER OAKCREST–MAYS LANDING — Anybody who has ever spent time on the mound knows there are some days you just don’t have it. Absegami senior right-hander Zach Fryling just didn’t have his good stuff on Thursday afternoon at Oakcrest, and the Falcons touched him up for five runs in the bottom of the first inning after the Braves scored two at the start of the game. glorydaysonline.com
LAWMAKERS WANT VOTERS TO APPROVE $1B BOND ISSUE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND VO-TECHS–State lawmakers have supersized a planned bond issue that’s on track to go before New Jersey voters this fall, turning a proposed $500 million debt sale for facility upgrades at vocational-technical and community colleges into a $1 billion issue that would also raise money for school security improvements. www.njspotlight.com
New Jersey Legislature passes SALT workaround–TRENTON — A bill that would allow local governments to accept property taxes in the form of charitable contributions passed the New Jersey Legislature on Thursday and landed on the desk of Gov. Phil Murphy, who has endorsed the effort to circumvent the new federal tax code. www.politico.com