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DCR advances Local 11 case alleging bias, racism

The findings center around allegations regarding the conduct and actions of the chapter's former business manager, including violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination by giving preferential job-assignment treatment to white members, maintaining a union hall climate where racial slurs were tolerated, and retaliating against a Black member after she spoke up against that conduct.

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Bipartisan legislation would combat congestion pricing, ‘unjust taxation’

“This is an issue that warrants no debate; on both sides of the aisle, we can all agree that we must protect our residents from unfair and inordinate taxation from other states,” the governor said announcing the measures. “The proposals I’m announcing today, while supporting our hard-working residents in their efforts to dispute such taxation, will help promote employment in New Jersey and counteract lost tax revenue to our neighbors."

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Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development site in Neptune

New one-stop career center opens in Neptune

“On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, we are thrilled to offer job seekers and employers a place that will offer a full range of services for our local businesses and job seekers alike,” Commissioner Director Thomas Arnonen said during a ribbon-cutting event for the office.

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Opioids

How should NJ use opioid settlement funds? The state wants to hear from you

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement on Overdose Awareness Day. Agreements from 2021 add up to approximately $641 million to be disbursed over the next two decades. The agreements call for funds to go toward initiatives such as addressing the needs of criminal justice-involved individuals, offering harm reduction services, supporting relevant research and training, and more.

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Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer

New Jersey announces $6.5M statewide school security initiative

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our children and the educators who help our children achieve their full potential,” Gov. Phil Murphy said announcing the effort at East Brook Middle School in Paramus. “In order to protect our children and educators, we must equip our first responders with the most up-to-date 21st-century technology so that they can respond to emergencies without unnecessary delay.”

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Newark, NJ

NJBIA releases 2022 Indicators of Innovation report

Though the Garden State has made gains, its overall regional ranking — and total points — dropped in this year's study. “There are still several indicators where New Jersey very much remains an outlier regionally and nationally — notably in business tax climate and net migration of first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates,” said New Jersey Business & Industry Association Director of Economic Policy Kyle Sullender.

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gas pump

Treasury announces gas tax cut … of 1 cent

“Because actual consumption in Fiscal Year 2022 was moderately above our projections made last August, and consumption in the current fiscal year is projected to be slightly above last fiscal year’s levels, our analysis of the formula dictates a 1.0 cent decrease this coming October,” said State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. “We are pleased that this dedicated funding stream continues to provide billions of dollars across the state to support our critical transportation infrastructure needs.”

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