Source: NorthJersey.com | New Jersey |
July 17, 2012
This summer, it’s Gov. Christie, a Republican, who is urging the Democrats who control the Legislature to authorize more spending on one of his priorities: a new income tax credit he wants on the eve of the 2013 gubernatorial contest.
Gov. Sean Parnell sent a letter to acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, requesting a disaster declaration in the wake of particularly dismal 2011 and 2012 Chinook salmon runs on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.
The House Agriculture Committee has moved to block states from imposing their own standards for agriculture products on producers from other states, which could jeopardize California laws to protect chickens as well as one to ban foie gras.
As state governments begin to emerge from the long downturn, many are grappling with a difficult choice: should they restore some of the services and jobs they were forced to eliminate in the recession or cut taxes in the hopes of bolstering their local economies?
The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June, unemployment remained steady at 8.2 percent and state and local governments added another 4,000 jobs, according to Friday's monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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