Thursday, February 28, 2013
Morris and Essex could feel the largest impact of spending cuts.
Thursday, February 28
More than 13,000 federal employees in North Jersey could be affected if the sequestration cuts go into effect after Friday's deadline. The numbers above show the federal employees by county in New Jersey in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (U.S. Postal Service Employees are excluded in this count. The USPS receives no tax dollars in its operations and would not be affected by the sequestration cuts.) Essex County residents could potentially feel the greatest impact, as it has the largest share of federal employees in New Jersey …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Cesaro, Krickus and Scapicchio claim Republican nominations in GOP primary.
Morris County Republican voters turned to a trio of self-proclaimed “conservative” candidates Tuesday as John Cesaro, John Krickus and David Scapicchio claimed the party’s nominations for freeholder. Incumbent and Freeholder Director William Chegwidden finished fourth. Chegwidden’s defeat means all three longtime incumbents who were originally up for re-election will leave the board this year, and with the replacement of Margaret Nordstrom last year following a contested election, only Douglas Cabana will have more than two-years experience on the board beginning on 2013. The three Republicans will face Democrats Wasim Kahn of Parsippany; Toshiba Foster of Morristown; and Joy Singh of Morris Plains in November. In the other freeholder race…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Montville political newcomer is sworn in Saturday after winning the party convention's support.
Political newcomer William “Hank” Lyon was sworn in as a Republican Morris County freeholder Saturday after winning a court-ordered special convention. Lyon will serve in this seat until the end of the year. An election will be held in November to fill remainder of the 3-year term. Also up for grabs in that general election ballot are three freeholder seats now held by incumbents Gene Feyl, Bill Chegwidden and John Murphy. Former freeholder Jack Schrier welcomed Lyon. "We wish him the very best, especially as the Freeholder Board is now in a state of major reorganization, with even more to come in June," Schrier said. Saturday’s convention was ordered by a state appeals court in February when it removed incumbent Margaret Nordstrom from …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The bigger question: How would New Jersey pay for it?
In his State of the State message last week, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting income taxes 10 percent across the board for all New Jerseyans. What great news! Who wouldn’t want a tax cut? The average Morris County household, with a taxable income of $96,950, would eventually pay $402 less in taxes under Christie's proposal. The cut would amount to $118 in Passaic on $45,527 in income, and $210 in Sussex on $64,197. Those are the figures for the eventual annual savings after three years, when the full cut takes effect. The typical Morris household, then, could expect about a $134 windfall (a cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts or so a week) next year if the cut is approved, which is a big if at the moment. The full 10-percent cut would buy …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Phase 2 of "Morris Model" is expected to generate 9.8 million kilowatts of power for 23 sites and save $7.9 million over 15 years.
Work should begin later this year on solar energy projects at 23 sites across Morris County as the second round of the county improvement authority’s solar energy initiative moves forward. The new project is expected to generate 9.8 million kilowatts of power and save the users $7.9 million in energy costs over 15 years. Participants in the project include the school districts of Chester, Kinnelon, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris Hills Regional, Randolph and Washington Township, as well as the Morris School District, the County College of Morris, the Parsippany public library's main branch and Hanover Township. In 2010 the authority, which uses the financial might of Morris County to borrow money at very low rates, began what is now called …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Christie-hosted fundraising reception at Hilton Parsippany draws hundreds.
The smiles were big and the crowds even larger as Republicans from across the state—though relatively few from Morris County—gathered at the Hilton Parsippany Monday night to meet the man many say will be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee—Mitt Romney. Gov. Chris Christie was the host of the event, and many of those in attendance said it was their respect for Christie that enticed them to hear what Romney might have to say. Most media were not allowed into the highly restricted event, and therefore, not permitted to have contact with the candidate or with Christie. Both were brought into and out of the hotel via a back entrance and were not seen save by staffers and those with tickets. A representative of Romney for President who declined …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Patch will post updates throughout the day from legislative, freeholder and municipal races.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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