Archive for Government

Governor-elect Murphy’s Transition Teams

Here is the complete list, broken down by sectors; each person’s affiliation is also given.


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How The Proposed Tax Reforms Will Affect Higher Education

Depending on the versions being considered, tuition waivers given to university staff would be taxed as income, and graduate stipends would also be considered as income. An analysis of the various bills is available courtesy of the American Council on Education; the National Humanities Alliance also has a piece on this issue. Other implications for higher education are explored in InsideHigherEd.

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Winners In New Jersey’s 2017 Elections

A complete listing is here. Of particular interest was the wide margin by which voters approved the ballot question on funding library renovations, further validating the importance of libraries in this electronic age.

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Profiles of National Parliaments

The Law Library of Congress has issued fifteen reports on other countries’ parliaments. Each report “… traces the establishment of the current national parliamentary systems and locations of the these Parliaments….[it] also discusses the elections of each Parliament’s members, the members’ terms of office, and the legislative process by which bills are introduced and passed into law.”

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Who Is Running In Hudson County?

A breakdown by town and legislative districts is available online. To find out where you can vote, come to this site.

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Senator John McCain’s Speech in Philadelphia

Here is an excerpt:

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

A video of his full speech is here.


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Interviews with the Two Major Candidates for New Jersey Governor. And Their First Debate

Here is a substantive interviews of Kim Guadagno, presently the lieutenant governor of New Jersey and former ambassador Philip Murphy. You can watch tonight’s debate here.

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