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President Trump’s 2019 Budget and Related Documents

You can read them all here; past budgets can also be accessed at this site.


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Full Text of New York City Congestion Pricing Plan

For those of you interested in reading the report rather than hearing about it secondhand, please come here. This plan could have an impact on those New Jerseyans commuting into Manhattan. This informative article from The New York Times is also worth a look. However, this is not going to be done overnight –  according to the executive summary “The installation of the zone pricing infrastructure will require approximately 24 months for planning, design, and construction, including completion of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).” (4) And this is after mass transit has been improved.


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Newark One of Twenty Finalists for Amazon’s HQ2

238 cities submitted entries to become Amazon’s second headquarters site; Newark made the initial cut and is among the twenty finalists.

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New Jersey School Closings/Delays for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

These lists will be updated as warranted. Please check here and here. And you can always check your school district’s website as well.

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How Much Tax Will You Pay Under President Trump’s Tax Plan?

There will be winners and losers. This free online tax calculator offers the most options for figuring out if you will owe more taxes or get a refund.

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Full Text of Fusion GPS Testimony Before the Senate

If you want to see what all the press is about, the 300+ page document is here.

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What is TPS (Temporary Protected Status)?

In light of today’s announcement that TPS sanctuary is being rescinded for those from El Salvador, it might be a good time to review this program. A good primer on this subject is Temporary Protected Status: Overview and Current Issues released by the CRS on November 2, 2017. Other sources of reliable information include Temporary Protected Status: An Overview (American Immigration Council, August 24, 2017); and Temporary Protected Status at Risk: Implications for Central America and U.S. Policy (webinar, Wilson center, December 19, 2017).

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