Experts Give Input to Holmdel Charter Study Commission

A Phase II meeting of the township charter commission caused some residents to question whether the process of examining the community’s current form of government was truly for the benefit of the people. ********* The commission has met eight times this year, interviewing former and current officials from Monmouth County towns with governing bodies that […]

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Public health policy gets renewed push

For years, public health leaders have warned about underinvestment in New Jersey’s system — a patchwork of local, county and state programs designed to keep residents safe and blunt the impact of disasters — and academics have documented these concerns. Many believe the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed many of the system’s flaws, may now be a tool […]

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More states consider bills to prohibit discrimination against black hair

This year, more states are weighing measures to prohibit hair discrimination in work or school settings, joining 14 other states that have enacted similar laws over the past few years. For decades, Black Americans have been villainized and discriminated against because of their natural hair, whether they’re showcasing their hair texture or wearing protective styles […]

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More States Consider Bills to Prohibit Discrimination Against Black Hair

For decades, Black Americans have been villainized and discriminated against because of their natural hair, whether they’re showcasing their hair texture or wearing protective styles such as braids, twists or dreadlocks. In many cases, employers have demanded Black people cut or change their hair or fired them for not doing so. “[Black people are asking], […]

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Will Democrats restore tax break?; Move would save NJ residents billions

These next few months could likely be the last chance for Democrats to partially or fully lift the cap, said Marc Pfeiffer, a senior policy fellow at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. “People that pay higher taxes tend to be in Democratic states,” he said…. Daily Record, March 30,2022

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Which U.S. cities are most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first arose in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019, before spreading rapidly across the rest of the world. In the first weeks following the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outside mainland China, countries in Europe, rather than the nearby Asian nations, suffered from higher case numbers. This […]

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Georgia rural jobs program in peril as critics take aim

A Georgia rural tax credit program that has cost the state more than $50 million is facing new resistance from critical lawmakers who say it is little more than a special interest boondoggle that enriches out-of-state venture capital funds. The Georgia Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act (GARJA), first adopted in 2017, is designed to use […]

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