After making a high-profile bid for hundreds of millions of dollars in
federal education reform money, New Jersey fell three points short of
receiving "Race to the Top" funding, in part because of an error by the
Christie administration in the state’s application, records obtained by
The Star-Ledger show.
Worried that developers might be cashing in on multiple tax
credits, the Legislature’s Interim Taxation Committee heard
testimony on a bill that would ban cities from overlapping
districts that receive designated tax money for economic
Right-wing officials have consistently expressed opposition to the federal recovery effort, even as they take credit for the American Recovery and Reinvestment ACT's (ARRA) impcat on economic growth. The combination with promoting budget-busting tax cuts while bemoaning the deficit just adds to the hypocrisy of rhetoric on the right.
The Seneca Indian Nation sued the Paterson administration in U.S. District Court in Buffalo on Tuesday to block enforcement of a plan to gain tax collections on sales of cigarettes at Native American stores.