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NJ Lawmakers Send Expungement Overhaul Bills to Christie

New Jersey lawmakers passed a three-bill package Thursday to make it easier for criminal records to be expunged, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie, who has pledged to sign the measures into law. 636 more words

New Jersey

Cigarette Tax Increase Approved In High Country

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A massive tax on a pack of cigarettes in Aspen got the green light from voters.

The tax will start at $3 per pack and will increase 10 cents every year until it hits $4. 34 more words

News

The drunken gutter show

The Oklahoma Legislature failed to pass a workable budget during its session that ended in May. Special session has come and gone without a $215 million hole in the budget being filled. 651 more words

Christian

NYC Hikes Price Of Pack Of Cigarettes To $13, Highest In US

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up — to at least $13 — and the number of places you can buy them is going down under legislation signed Monday by the mayor. 593 more words

World & National

DE BLASIO INCREASES NY CIGARETTE PRICES TO HIGHEST IN COUNTRY: BILL REDUCES STORES THAT CAN SELL

FB: “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Monday aimed to reduce smoking that raises the minimum price of cigarettes to $13.00, the highest in the United States. 140 more words

Politics

Illinois Tax Hike Falls Short of Revenue Expectations

Five years ago last month, another tax hike was hitting pocketbooks around the state of Illinois.

In June 2012, a dollar-per-pack cigarette tax increase raised the state levy from 98 cents to $1.98. 56 more words

Christie Vetoes Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave and More

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed 14 bills on Friday including a top priority for Democratic lawmakers, a measure broadly enhancing the state’s paid family leave law. 826 more words

Chris Christie