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Experts Question New Jersey’s Runaway Corporate Subsidy Programs

Experts Question New Jersey’s Runaway Corporate Subsidy Programs
BY ROB DUFFEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - One day before the Governor delivers his State of the Budget Address, a panel of local and national academics and researchers will hold a press conference and subsequent panel discussion to discuss the dramatic surge in corporate subsidies since Governor Christie took office in 2010. Participants will outline ways the state’s economic development programs can be improved and where public funds might be better spent to jump start New Jersey’s struggling economy.

Despite a massive structural deficit and a historic eight credit downgrades, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has awarded over $5 billion in tax credits and subsidies to businesses. The list of grantees includes profitable multinational corporations like Prudential, Citigroup, and Lockheed Martin.

 

NJ House Explodes into Smithereens on Video

NJ House Explodes into Smithereens on Video
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The cause of a natural gas explosion in Ocean County is still being investigated, according to police.

Fifteen people were injured, and a home was blown completely apart...

5 Signs Kean University Has Problems

5 Signs Kean University Has Problems
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The list is going on and on for Kean University these days. And they apparently need to check it twice to see that it’s right.

Kean has already faced criticism over its ...

Should NJ Teachers Trust Chris Christie?

Should NJ Teachers Trust Chris Christie?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Remember the old saying; “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer?

They’re not really enemies, although both parties may feel that way sometimes. But the New Je...

4 Reasons NJ School District Bribed Students to Take PARCC Standardized Tests

4 Reasons NJ School District Bribed Students to Take PARCC Standardized Tests
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The much discussed Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC tests are scheduled to be administered to New Jersey students from grades 3...

Now Republican Appointed Judges Turning on Chris Christie

Now Republican Appointed Judges Turning on Chris Christie
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Former Republican Governor Christie Whitman appointed Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson in 2001.  The same political affiliation didn’t do Gov. Chris Christie any...

NJ Comes to Senses on Gun Law

NJ Comes to Senses on Gun Law
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A South Jersey prosecutor has decided that a retired schoolteacher was not a threat to their community after all.

Seventy-two year old Gordon Van Gilder was found to hav...

Gym Teacher/Head Wrestling Coach at East Orange High Arrested on Child Pornography and Drug Charges

Gym Teacher/Head Wrestling Coach at East Orange High Arrested on Child Pornography and Drug Charges
BY PETE ASELTINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a gym teacher who is head wrestling coach at East Orange Campus High School has been ar...

Sparta Men Accused of Creating Black Ice as DWI Crash Cover-Up Plead Not Guilty

Sparta Men Accused of Creating Black Ice as DWI Crash Cover-Up Plead Not Guilty
BY JUDY POKRAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

People quotes Sparta Police Department Sgt. John Lamon as saying that in his 21 years on the force “I've never seen anything like this.” Lamon was referri...

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