State of Opportunity: Governor Murphey's Budget Address

Governor Murphy delivered his fifth annual budget address on Tuesday, March 8th to New Jersey legislators. The budget’s intention is clear: to ensure that New Jersey’s investments will make the state stronger, fairer, and more affordable. With this plan, the feeling of middle-class stagnation would be left behind in favor of equitable, robust possibilities that will ensure that NJ becomes the “State of Opportunity.” The budget delivers property tax relief to families, provides the highest level of school funding in history, makes pension payments, and supports significant economic investment. Over the past four years, Governor Murphy has cut taxes for the middle-class and working families 14 times.  This budget proposal resulted in the upgrading of New Jersey’s credit rating for the first time since 2005.

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Ocean County Courthouse Annex price explodes to $70 Million

Ocean County Commissioners fail to account for ballooning cost of new Justice complex.

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How to Find and Motivate Volunteers

We review one possible way to find new volunteers.

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The State of the Union is Strong

President Joe Biden addressed the U.S. Congress and the American people for the first time on March 1st, 2022 on the eve of an unprecedented era in history: a war on the European continent, the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and infrastructure were among many of the issues that President Biden discussed. Biden addressed the American people as a sincere friend, extolling sympathy to the American people. He outlined the progress that his administration had made during his first year in office, and earnestly layed out policy solutions to the challenges brought about by current events.

 

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Buried in the Backpages

SCOTUS Justice Thomas, a state-run election militia in Florida, guns for children, and the latest on the interesting bits you may have missed. 

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Team Trump Cultivating Fraud

Back in 2020, the Trump campaign organized efforts to undermine the electoral process by attempting to pass fake electors in at least 7 different swing states. 

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Events and Updates


LGBTQ+ Caucus of Ocean County

Read up on the latest from the LGBTQ caucus, meeting on a monthly basis.

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March 15th Special Election in South Toms River

Over one year after his initial victory, Democrat George Rutzler is competing in a special election to hold onto his seat in the South Toms River Council. 

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Democracy 2022: Seeking Democratic Candidates

The election cycle begins earlier than you may expect. Several candidates have stepped forward to run in Ocean County for Sheriff, County Commissioner and Congress, as well as local office.

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