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Mark Magyar

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Christie cuts $2.4 Billion From Pension Fund, Signalling Fight Ahead

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Facing yet another budget shortfall, New Jersey's governor is cutting pension payments by $2.4 billion, triggering a major confrontation with the Democratic Legislature and the public employee unions.

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Storm Costs Won't Necessarily Spell Budget Disaster

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hurricane Sandy shut down much of New Jersey’s economy for a week to 10 days and wreaked havoc on Shore towns that are the backbone of summer tourism.

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Unemployment Rate Rises for Fifth Straight Month

Friday, September 21, 2012

With New Jersey’s unemployment rate rising to a new 35-year high of 9.9 percent, the Christie administration yesterday took aim at the methodology used to determine the rate, saying there is clearly something awry with the nationwide household survey used to come up with the numbers.

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News Analysis: Romney’s VP Choice Limits Christie’s Options

Monday, August 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.

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The Politics of North and South: How a State Senator Saved Vineland

Thursday, July 26, 2012

On paper, it was a no-brainer. The Vineland Developmental Center should be the next large institution closed as part of New Jersey’s strategy to move to community-based care for the developmentally disabled, state Human Resources Commissioner Jennifer Velez and her staff had decided.

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NJ Still a Long Way from Recovery, Report Shows

Monday, July 23, 2012

The jump in New Jersey’s unemployment rate last month to 9.6 percent — the farthest the state has been above the national average in 30 years — is just the latest in a series of sobering statistics on the state’s economy and budget.

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Democrats Giving Christie Three Tax Cuts -- Just Not the One He Wants

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For Governor Chris Christie, it must be like a bad horror movie. Earlier this week, he likened Democrats to vampires -- recalcitrant ones who won't stay dead despite the stakes through their hearts. Now he may be facing an even more fiendish foe: zombie Democrats called back to life after years of acquiescing to the governor's agenda.

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Harris Defeat Underscores Political Impasse Over NJ Supreme Court

Friday, June 01, 2012

Republican Governor Chris Christie and Senate Democratic leaders are locked in a constitutional battle over the political balance and future independence of the New Jersey Supreme Court — one that threatens to leave the once-proud high court two justices short all the way through next year’s gubernatorial election.

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The Politics of the Budget: For Christie, Any Income Tax Cut Will Do

Friday, May 25, 2012

To Governor Chris Christie, any "10 percent income tax cut" will do — as long as he can sign it into law by July in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer. And, as he said this week, "if taxes do not get cut this year, it is the responsibility of one group of people and that is the legislative Democrats."  Whether the "legislative Democrats" will give Christie a tax cut he would be willing to sign is an open question.

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Net Property Taxes Up 20 Percent Under Christie

Monday, January 30, 2012

Property taxes are eating up a larger share of family income under Governor Chris Christie than under previous governors, primarily due to a sharp reduction in direct property tax relief over the past two years. In fact, net property taxes are 20 percent higher under Christie than they were when Democrat Jon Corzine left office two years ago.

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Congressional Redistricting Commission in NJ May Focus on 5th and 9th Districts

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Jersey's Congressional Redistricting Commission will wrap up its new map before Christmas, and it's beginning to look like Congressmen Steve Rothman (D-9) and Scott Garrett (R-5) will be the two getting coal in their stockings.

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Pension Deal Announced in New Jersey

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Democratic Assemblyman in New Jersey Reed Gusciora and Mark Magyar, Rutgers professor and NJSpotlight.com blogger discuss the pension deal announced yesterday by Governor Christie and the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly.

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