It’s a pretty quiet day in New Jersey as I take over this morning’s roundup.
Still, surprise surprise, taxes are always news in New Jersey.
NJ.com looks at how municipalities are choosing to settle record numbers of assessment appeals. Hmmm… I’ve been getting that unsolicited junk mail suggesting I appeal too.
Businesses in Gloucester County are unhappy with their county-wide re-assessment that has them paying much more, though officials say it’s great. Apparently this program will go state-wide soon.
Salem Community College is hiking tuition and plans layoffs. This is tied to the cut in county aid.
There’s more toll revenue but less traffic on the Turnpike and Parkway.
Jersey Jazzman looks at the latest from the acting state Education chief: Cerf is annoyed that the public doesn’t like charters. Meanwhile, the charter leaders are already looking for more handouts.
South Jersey Merger
The Office of Legislative Services says Christie cannot merge Rowan and Rutgers-Camden without the legislature.
While we wait for a new governor, PPP finds how marriage equality is going up north:
-Voters in Massachusetts seem to be surviving the legalization of gay marriage in their state. 67% say it’s had no impact on their lives, while 19% consider it to be a positive thing with only 14% claiming it’s had a negative effect on them. Overall 58% of voters in the state think gay marriage should be legal, while 31% wish it was not. Bay State voters are nearly unanimous in their support for some form of legal recognition for same sex couples- 86% support either marriage or civil unions with only 12% completely opposed to anything.
2012 is not 2011
New Jersey has had “below normal” rainfall so far this year.