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Nanny State of the Week: Too much summer fun on New Jersey lakes

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 110 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Restrictive rules being proposed for five lakes in New Jersey, including the largest body of freshwater in the state, could have a huge impact on tourism and summer fun. Some of the proposals come at the request of lakefront residents who claim their properties […]

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Nanny State of the Week: A mandate for all seasons

By   /  December 26, 2016  /  Delaware, Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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When Carole King wrote “winter, spring summer or fall, all you’ve got to do is call,” this can’t be what she had in mind. But the plethora of examples of the overweening regulatory state makes clear that no matter the season, bureaucrats and neighborhood nannies who want to run your life are always on the […]

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New Jersey school choice advocate: Caps hold students back

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, New Jersey  /  No Comments

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“The program is stagnant,” said Valarie Smith of the N.J. Interdistrict Public School Choice Association. “We’ve been trying to work with the state for the last year, but the caps are holding the districts back.”

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New Jersey parents want to end last-in-first-out for teacher layoffs

By   /  November 16, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, National, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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To the casual observer, a law requiring layoffs of competent teachers while ineffective teachers stay employed might not seem like it is in the best interest of students. Enter the state of New Jersey, where the law requires exactly that. So six parents from Newark filed a lawsuit this month challenging the constitutionality of the state’s […]

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Outlook for lame-duck action on online gambling gets fuzzier

By   /  November 11, 2016  /  National, Nevada, New Jersey, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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“He’s trying to stop online gambling because he wants people to go to Vegas and his hotel and gamble down with him,” Williams said. “I don’t begrudge him that, but just don’t use the federal government to try to get legislation passed to protect your own interests.”

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Court rejects Dems’ poll-watching case against GOP

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  National, New Jersey, News, Politics & Elections, Texas  /  No Comments

In a hyper-partisan poll-watching case, a federal judge denied a Democratic Party bid to sanction the Republican National Committee on Election Day eve.

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