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10 reasons to vote yes for New Jersey open space

10 reasons to vote yes for New Jersey open space
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
OPINION/COMMENTARY

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, New Jerseyans will vote on a critical question about the future of our state. Public Question #2 proposes to use part of the state’s existing corporate business tax to fund open space and farmland preservation.

Here’s why we should all vote YES:

No new taxes or debt. This proposal does not increase the state’s debt load by selling bonds that must be repaid. Nor does it create new taxes. The proposal would take a small percentage of the existing corporate business tax and use it to preserve open space, parks, farmland, historic sites and flood-prone places. It is fiscally conservative – the only solution in a time of tight budgets and reduced revenues.

Clean drinking water. Preserved lands filter rainwater, removing impurities as the water trickles down into underground aquifers that provide clean drinking water for much of the state. Without clean water, a healthy economy is impossible.

 

Clay Aiken vs. Renee Ellmers reminds us of Patrick Diegnan in New Jersey

Clay Aiken vs. Renee Ellmers reminds us of Patrick Diegnan in New Jersey
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

You may have heard that Clay Aiken’s is running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall in North Carolina’s 2nd District Candidate.

While I ...

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'
BY SENATOR DIANE ALLEN
N.J.'s 7TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many people use fashion as an outlet to express themselves. The clothes we wear are unquestionably one of the most...

Sayreville Aftermath and Soul Searching: Everyone Has a Role in Safeguarding Students

Sayreville Aftermath and Soul Searching: Everyone Has a Role in Safeguarding Students
BY STEVEN TIMKO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NJSIAA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

As reported in the media, the current allegations regarding Sayreville War Memorial High School are jar...

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'

New Jersey Spotlight on Domestic Violence ... so Join the 'Purple Gang'
BY SENATOR DIANE ALLEN
N.J.'s 7TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many people use fashion as an outlet to express themselves. The clothes we wear are unquestionably one of the most...

A Big Problem with the iPhone6 ?

A Big Problem with the iPhone6 ?
BY ANN MURRAY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What's this?  A "bent" iPhone6 may lose $835 of Its resale value.

According to a new study by leading used gadget marketplace uSell.com -- which routin...

N.J.'s Trust Fund ... and How Taxpayers are Getting Hosed

N.J.'s Trust Fund ... and How Taxpayers are Getting Hosed
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Did you know that New Jersey has $900 million a year going to pay off interest and principal on bonds issued years ago? The issuance of new bonds, ...

Christie Needs To Be President So Screw Climate Change

Christie Needs To Be President So Screw Climate Change
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

From the very moment he donned that hideous Superfleece, embraced President Obama, and said and did all the right things he needed to do in the s...

Essex County Murders, Getting Closer and Closer?

Essex County Murders, Getting Closer and Closer?
BY LORI SENDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

I’m on my way to spin class at the West Orange JCC, of the last few months my route has the distinction of passing the murder scene at the corne...

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