Governor Phil Murphy’s progressive agenda, outlined in his first New Jersey budget, depends on approval of $1.5 billion in new riches from Democratic lawmakers reluctant to increase residents’ financial burden in one of the highest-taxed U.S. states.A newcomer to elective office, Murphy has proposed a record $37.4 billion spending plan that presumes lawmakers will approve new taxes on millionaires, retail sales, legalized marijuana, electronic cigarettes, corporations and such services as Uber and Airbnb. That’s the greatest revenue risk for a budget since 2009, the last time a governor tried to tap New Jerseyans for more than $1 billion in general-fund tax increases.If Murphy’s fellow Democrats who control the legislature don’t cooperate, they’ll potentially derail a record $3.2 billion pension payment and more school funding. Should they sign on, they may antagonize voters and drive wealth from a state more burdened than most by President Donald … [Read more...] about New Jersey’s Riskiest Budget in a Decade Counts on Tax-Shy Contingent
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Register for our free newsletter David Beckham rallied the England Women team before they produced another promising performance for new boss Phil Neville. Former England men’s captain Beckham came good on his promise to visit ex-Manchester United team-mate Neville during the SheBelieves Cup in the United States, dropping in on the Lionesses dressing room before the game with Germany on Sunday. Speaking after the 2-2 draw in New Jersey, Neville said: “When I got the job three-and-a-half weeks ago he said he was going to come to this game. “It’s his son’s (Brooklyn’s) birthday – he’s out with his son tonight – and he said he would come and support the team. “He did a really nice speech in the dressing room before and he presented Siob (goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain) with her 50th cap shirt and Abbie (McManus) with her first one. “I’ve got to say it was a real special emotional moment because he is my friend and I … [Read more...] about David Beckham drops in on the England dressing room in New Jersey
JUVENTUS take on Barcelona and can count on the support of a large Italian-American community in New Jersey.But the big question ahead of the match is whether Neymar will make an appearance for Barca ahead of a potential world record move to PSG.Here is everything you need to know about the repeat of last season's Champions League quarter-final.Juventus take on Barcelona at 11.05pm (6.05pm local time).The match will be played at the 82,500-capacity MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.The match will be shown live on Premier Sports.Coverage will begin at 10.55pm.Tottenham vs Paris Saint-Germain will immediately follow the conclusion of Juventus vs Barcelona.The Brazil captain is in New Jersey and available for selection.But there are strong rumours that Neymar will not return from the United States with the rest of the squad.If the striker is close to signing for PSG, Barca may be inclined not to put the £195m deal in jeopardy by playing him in a friendly. … [Read more...] about Juventus vs Barcelona: When is friendly in New Jersey, what TV channel is it on and will Neymar play?
A MASSIVE manhunt is underway after CCTV footage showed an Afghan-born extremist planting the Manhattan pressure cooker bombs as the FBI warns of an "active terror cell" operating within New York and New Jersey.Cops warn that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is armed and dangerous after five of his family were pulled over in a car and arrested on Sunday as they headed towards JFK Airport.The naturalised US citizen, who lives in New Jersey and may be driving a 2003 Blue Honda Civic, was spotted planting the two bombs one of which exploded in the Chelsea district injuring 29 people on Saturday.A homeland security official says the explosive devices in New York and New Jersey are linked after another bomb exploded near a train station in the city of Elizabeth, NJ.New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo said the attacks “may be foreign related.”Terror suspect Rahami reportedly left his mobile phone at the scene of the New York pressure cooker … [Read more...] about FBI hunts Afghan-born ‘terror cell’ suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, over New York AND New Jersey bombings
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wanted to endorse the person who had the best chance of beating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election on November 8. "There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump," Christie said on stage with Trump at a campaign rally in Fort Worth, Texas. By backing Trump, Christie - considered a moderate Republican - became first major elected party figure to endorse the real estate magnate. Game changer? Analysts said the New Jersey governor's support for Trump, whose brash, provocative style of politics has turned the Republican race - and US politics - upside down, marked a potential turning point in the campaign. Christie said the billionaire Trump would fight the Washington establishment and the failures of both the Republicans and Democrats. "They do not know the playbook with Donald Trump, because he is … [Read more...] about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorses Trump for Republicans