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U.S. Sen. and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Cory Booker in Iowa.

Booker rakes in $6M, money needed to stay in presidential race

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker raised $6 million between July and September, his campaign announced on Tuesday, still far below Democratic presidential frontrunner Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Newark-native’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, said much of that money was driven by a 10-day fundraising surge of over $2 million as they pushed for $1.7 million to ...

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Governor floats expanding state’s film tax credit program

The Murphy administration is floating the prospect of expanding New Jersey’s film tax credit program so that it could last much longer and projects can win larger grants, reasoning that the state stands to benefit from the typically longer-lasting television productions that otherwise might not have as much use for the incentive. Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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Federal judge tosses legal challenge on SALT deduction cap

A federal judge Monday threw out a suit by New Jersey and several other states challenging the $10,000 federal cap on state and local property tax decisions – which Congress enacted in 2017. New Jersey officials joined Connecticut, Maryland and New York earlier this year in federal court to stop the Internal Revenue Service and ...

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U.S Sen. Cory Booker addressing attendees at the New Jersey State Democratic convention shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's evening appearance Sept. 27 New Jersey State Democratic convention.

Booker clinches funds needed to stay in presidential race

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign clinched the $1.7 million it said is vital to qualify for the Oct. 6 debate round in the Democratic presidential primaries and stay in the 2020 race – raking in over $2 million, according to a Monday statement. The Booker campaign announced on Sept. 21 that it would likely have ...

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Sweeney urges vaping businesses to join effort to combat crisis

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-3rd District, met with the New Jersey Vapor Rights Coalition to urge the vaping businesses, local retailers and organizations to help keep dangerous, unregulated and counterfeit products out of the hands of New Jersey consumers, particularly the youth. The NJVRC is a nonprofit advocacy group made up of vape shops, e-liquid ...

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Christie defends 2010 decision to ax Hudson River tunnel

Former Gov. Chris Christie defended his 2010 decision to pull the plug on the construction of the new Hudson River tunnels contending that the financing scheme would have left New Jersey on the short end of the stick. “Bad deal for New Jersey taxpayers, bad project, and I’m proud. It’s one of my proudest moments ...

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