From the Hudson Media Group’s New Jersey studio, I and John Heinis discuss the week’s most pressing news events.
Any talk of raising taxes naturally raises alarms, and compels taxpayers sometimes to comment on social media about why they shouldn’t pay more. But according to an organizer with Jersey City Together, part of a growing broad-based, multi-faith coalition, “If everyone gives a little, it could all add up to a lot,” it could make up a significant budget gap because of drastic reductions in state aid. The original story appeared on Hudson County View.
The Jersey City City Council voted unanimously to approve a one percent payroll tax on all employers in the city to fill a funding gap of nearly $200 million resulting from state cuts. The report originally aired on Hudson County View.
Professors with the Professional Staff Congress at the City University of New York embarked on buses from northern Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24 to make the trek to meet with Albany, NY legislators to inform them why they need at least $7,000 per course to teach, grade, research, and provide the best instruction for New York City college students.
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On Friday, March 23 the Jersey City Board of Education convened a special meeting to discuss a preliminary budget that anticipates a whopping $70 million budget gap because the district’s fund balances are being depleted due to stagnant state aide from Trenton.
Residents in Ward A of Jersey City have chance to ask Mayor Fulop to resolve teachers’ dispute: