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New Jersey Assembly Candidate Forced Out of Primary

Scott Salmon Forced Out of Assembly Race On March 8, 2021, Scott Salmon, candidate for LD 21 Assembly, removed his name from the primary race for the Democratic nomination.  Salmon stated: “Running without the endorsement of the Union County Democratic Committee would mean a contested primary, and I believe instead that our resources would be …

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Better Ballots New Jersey

BETTER BALLOTS NEW JERSEY On Saturday a ballot initiative was launched by a coalition of organizations.  This was not a usual ballot initiative.  This is a coalition formed to change the primary ballot in New Jersey.  Some of you may know, the ballot in New Jersey is unique, no other state in the country uses …

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Asheville North Carolina Approves Reparations for Black Residents

Asheville North Carolina Council Approves Reparations for Black Residents By Allen Swanson.    Truth Matters NP                                         July 16, 2020 The City Council of Asheville, North Carolina, has unanimously voted to apologize for the city’s historic role in slavery, discrimination, and denial of basic liberties to Black residents.  It also voted to provide “reparations” in the …

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Mayors Sign Malinowski Bill for Coronavirus Relief

Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ 7) is spearheading an effort to pressure Congress to pass legislation intended to provide financial relief to towns and cities with populations below 500,000.  The bill H.R. 6467, the Coronavirus Community Relief Act, would provide $250 billion in relief funds.  At the April 27, 2020 meeting of the New Providence Borough …

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Corporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law

Corporate Tax Avoidance Remains Rampant Under New Tax Law Authors Matthew Gardner Steve Wamhoff       Mary Martellotta, Lorena Roque   Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.              April 11, 2019 Read the follow-up report released in December 2019,Corporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax …

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Demand Transparency

January 26, 2020 Transparency: something visible, easy to see, open.  In government, transparency means knowing what your representatives (elected and candidates) are doing, how they are spending your money, how they are representing you for the greater good of all.  Seems simple enough.  So why, in government, is the notion of transparency so controversial and …

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Trump’s excuse for a response to shootings in Ohio and Texas

What we need in this country at times like these is a leader who brings strength, empathy, compassion and direction to our nation. We have seen this before in our history. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Reagans speech following the loss of the Challenger, LBJ’s address to Congress following the assassination of JFK. What did we get …

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