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How Much Have Your New Jersey Property Taxes Gone Up?

Using this interactive feature, you can trace the ineluctable rise in property taxes over the past 20 years. And, of course, median income has not kept up with these steep increases.

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Watch Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

It will be broadcast live on NJTV’s YouTube channel.

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Reports on Russian Use of Social Media

Two important reports have recently been published dealing the Russia’s use of social media to spread disinformation. They are: The IRA[Russian Internet Research Agency], Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018(Computational Propaganda Project); and The Disinformation Report (New Knowledge). These reports were prepared at the behest of Congress and show the depth and breadth of Russian meddling. This Washington Post article provides an overview of both documents.

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A List of the 17 Trump/Russia Investigations now Ongoing

It can be confusing to keep track of the various inquiries into President Trump’s putative associations with Russia. This list sorts it all out.

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What Is Shut, What Is Open During This Partial Government Shutdown?

Read the departmental contingency plans here.

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Full Text of Secretary Mattis’ Resignation Letter

It is concise but freighted with implications.

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In Light of an Impending Federal Government Shutdown

Having recourse to this valuable CRS report could prove illuminating – Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects.

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