In advance of big storm, New Jersey lifts licensing laws for shoveling snow

By   /  January 20, 2016  /  Issues, New Jersey, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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Just days ahead of an expected blizzard on the East Coast, New Jersey has officially repealed a nonsensical rule banning the shoveling of snow without a license.

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Three-headed cartel adds to the high cost of dying

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The cost of living is always going up, but it’s the cost of dying that no one seems to talk about. Ask Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a Vermont-based organization that favors a more open market for funeral providers and their recently deceased customers. Slocum can tell you that the high […]

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New Jersey weights charter school lottery to favor low-income families

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, New Jersey  /  No Comments

ARE SIGNS POINTING to an ouster of New Jersey's double-dipping sheriffs?

For the first time, New Jersey is allowing a weighted lottery that favors low-income students vying for a spot in a charter school. Critics have said that the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School , which provides instruction in English and Spanish, has a lower percentage of minority students than the district at large, and have […]

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Four-state study shows strong support among blacks for school choice

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Alabama, Education, Education Blog, Louisiana, New Jersey, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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A recent survey by the Black Alliance for Educational Options shows that black voters support school choice by a wide margin. This survey of 2,400 African-American voters in four states found that they support a parent’s ability to choose the school that is best for their children — and indicated they are ready to vote those beliefs in some cases. “Black […]

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NJ corruption case undermines Christie claims as prosecutor

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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On the presidential campaign trail, Chris Christie boasts that he was a no-nonsense prosecutor above politics. But back in New Jersey, his administration has been trying to bury a corruption case involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command.

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Appeals court orders release of NJ corruption probe records

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the state must release two confidential state records from a corruption probe involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to New Jersey Watchdog. As New Jersey’s second-in-command, Guadagno frequently serves as acting governor when Chris Christie travels outside the state on presidential campaign trips.

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