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New Jersey ranks last in annual tax climate ranking

New Jersey finished last in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in New Jersey

Chris Ash, head football coach at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, earned $2.2 million in 2018, making Ash the highest-paid public employee in New Jersey last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in New Jersey to reach $16.4 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for New Jersey arts agencies are projected to reach $16.4 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.84 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

New Jersey levies a total tax on lodging of 11.6%

Hotel room bills in New Jersey tack on a total state lodging tax of 11.6 percent, the seventh highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in New Jersey are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

4,554 borrowers in New Jersey filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in New Jersey who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,554, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$285.6 million in federal research dollars flowed to New Jersey in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to New Jersey totaled $285.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Democratic congressman Van Drew backs Trump on impeachment, likely to join GOP

As U.S. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) voted against impeachment Wednesday he is expected switch his party affiliation to Republican, and local GOP officials look forward to seeing how it all unfolds.

Ocean County GOP leader hopes House members considered all constituents in impeachment proceedings

As the House completed its vote on articles of impeachment Wednesday, a local GOP leader wanted to ensure that members of Congress considered the full spectrum of their constituencies.

New Jersey received nearly $2.4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,397,582 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in New Jersey, the 11th lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Sherrill won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) did not respond to requests for comment from the New Jersey Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Gottheimer won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) did not respond to requests for comment from the New Jersey Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Kim won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Andrew Kim (D-New Jersey) did not respond to requests for comment from the New Jersey Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Van Drew won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-New Jersey) did not respond to requests for comment from the New Jersey Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

New Jersey 2-year college students pay $5,040 in tuition and fees

New Jersey two-year colleges charged students $5,040 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 13th highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

12 U.S. House members from New Jersey make $174,000 annually

Each of the 12 U.S. House of Representatives members representing New Jersey draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

New Jersey 4-year university tuitions jumped 34.5% over 15 years

New Jersey four-year public university tuition and fees went from $10,809 in 2004-05 to $14,536 in 2019-20, the 11th smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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