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Bail reform's not perfect. But remember who used to walk free? | Editorial

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:45
One of the killers in the Short Hills mall murder was out on bail at the time, as was the main perpetrator of the Newark schoolyard shooting. Star-Ledger Editorial Board
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N.J. assemblyman: Rededicate income tax to school funding, cut property taxes | Opinion

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:34
With this simple amendment to the state Constitution, property taxes could be cut by 35 percent and school funding would increase by $600 million. Star-Ledger Guest Columnist
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Any buyers' remorse with Trump approval at historic lows at 100-day mark?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:31
The first 100 days has been an administration benchmark since President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for
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Here's another thing Chris Christie hates about being governor | The Auditor

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:30
He hates every beat he hears of a drum. He does not want to stand and cheer as they come. He does not love a parade. The Auditor | NJ Advance Media for
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Chris Christie is a hot property | Sheneman cartoon

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:30
He's available for weddings and Bar Mitvahs. Drew Sheneman | The Star-Ledger
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At 100 days, Trump is a flop. But I'm still scared | Moran

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:30
He has signed no significant legislation. His travel ban was blocked. His low poll numbers break records. But stay afraid: he could recover, and even win a second term. Tom Moran | Star-Ledger Editorial Board
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War-happy media are encouraging Donald Trump to indulge his crazy side | Mulshine

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:25
What accounts for the orgy of approval from the media for Donald Trump's trigger-happy attack on a would-be ally in Syria? Whatever it is, you guys better stop before someone gets hurt Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger
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WATCH: What Texans want New Jersyeans to know about their state

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:19
We found some Texans who wanted to describe what their state is all about. Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for
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Gov. Florio on Earth Day: Thoughtful Republicans must stop Trump's EPA cuts | Opinion

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:58
N.J.'s thoughtful Republican leaders, Gov. Thomas Kean and Gov. Christie Whitman have stood tall for protecting our water systems. Hopefully, their examples will influence our Congressional delegation. Star-Ledger Guest Columnist
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This N.J. senator will walk the red carpet at the Tribecca Film Festival

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:00
The lawmaker is appearing in a documentary at the festival. Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for
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The Fox crew and the party it serves: unfair, unbalanced, unhinged | Farmer

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:00
The O'Reilly Factor is off. Good riddance. John Farmer | The Star-Ledger
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Jersey people take note, here's what Middle America is like from a rodeo cowboy's perspective

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:44
Our #MeetInTheMiddle tour brought us to a Texas rodeo on a Friday night. Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for
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Guadagno's property tax scheme: not viable | Editorial

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:30
A serious problem deserves a serious solution. This isn't it. Star-Ledger Editorial Board
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2 N.J. lawmakers won spots on a House panel with 'juice.' Guess what happened next.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:45
Reps. Tom MacArthur and Josh Gottheimer saw banking PAC donations soar after they joined the Financial Services panel. Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for
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Christie's plan to aid ailing 911 system: Expand the tax

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:15
Christie hopes to generate funding to upgrade the state's archaic 911 system by adding a fee to prepaid phones, expanding a tax that has already billed New Jersey residents nearly $1.4 billion since 2004. Alex Napoliello and Stephen Stirling | NJ Advance Media for
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JC Ward A council race is getting crowded: Political Insider

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:07
No matter how dedicated, the City Council has had few real stars over the years, although some can at least twinkle for their constituents. This is the season some potential legislative replacements say they can do better but will have to convince a cynical electorate and some of the populace that believes a city runs itself. Agustin C. Torres | The Jersey Journal
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N.J. governor hopeful Wisniewski parts ways with campaign manager

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:37
John Wisniewski has hired another former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer to replace him. Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for
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Biden: America owes it to New York area to fund Hudson River tunnels

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:15
Former Vice President Joe Biden said it s time for the rest of the nation to step up and fund the Gateway Tunnel project the way metro area taxpayers have funded work in other states. Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for
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Christie now says 'I like Eli Manning' after calling him a 'liar'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:11
Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday night discussed his comments about Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for
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Climate denialist Trump should just rename it 'Scorched Earth Day' | Editorial

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:20
Earth Day in the Trump Era should be a weeklong event: It begins with Saturday's March for Science in D.C. - with 425 satellite marches around the globe - and culminates in the People's Climate March on April 29. Star-Ledger Editorial Board
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