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Monday, June 17, 2019

Taxes on Uber, Airbnb and vaping? Phil Murphy says start paying. Here’s why

Gov. Phil Murphy faces stagnating revenues without a sales tax reflecting modern life. But in hiking taxes, he also risks a backlash.


Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman seeks to return to Paterson Council

Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman said he has a 'burning desire' to return to Paterson City Council. This is first in a series of candidate stories.


Your guide to New Jersey’s proposed taxes on Uber, Airbnb and vaping

Gov. Phil Murphy needs new revenue to fund his progressive agenda. So he's going after fixtures of the new economy, including vaping and online sales.


Englewood Republican Dierdre Paul running for mayor

Dierdre, a former Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2009, is again seeking the city’s mayoral seat, this time as a Republican.        

Recording shows combative Trump previewing bare-knuckle style in NJ sports betting fight

Recording of classic radio fight shows Trump's attack mode. It was a preview of President Trump in a fight over sports betting he may now win.


Lowry: Take off your running shoes, Mr. Governor

Unlike President Donald Trump, who has accomplished little constructive that I can see in roughly 15 months in office, Murphy is trying to accomplish everything at once.


AP: Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

A surge of women into this year's midterm elections had been expected since the Women's March demonstrations nationwide        

Armed guards, drills, mental health: NJ lawmakers talk school security after Parkland

To help spur upgrades and training, one panelist suggested putting spending on security outside the 2-percent tax levy cap on school spending.


Paterson mayor election: McKoy condemned by NAACP for MLK comments

The Rev. Kenneth Clayton, head of the Paterson chapter of the NAACP, called William McKoy's comments "absolutely disgusting."