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NJ News Commons: STATE SENATE PANEL TO CONSIDER BIG TAX BREAK FOR NJ COMPANY

June 29, 2015

 

The state Economic Growth Committee is scheduled to consider a bill today that would allow clinical laboratory services like Quest Diagnostics to qualify as "mega projects" under the state's corporate tax break law. NJ.com says the designation allows companies to qualify for the biggest tax breaks the state has to offer outside of Camden or Atlantic City. The move comes amid concerns that Quest Diagnostics could abandon a major facility in Teterboro.

CHRISTIE THE PROSECUTOR: THE INTERCEPT WEIGHS IN ON HIS FAKE 'FORT DIX FIVE' TERROR PLOT

The press conference and ensuing arrest of the three Duka brothers and their two friends – the "Fort Dix Five" – garnered national attention and helped galvanize Chris Christie's rise to become governor of New Jersey. But the Intercept says that behind the sensational headlines is the story of paid FBI informants with long criminal histories who ultimately failed to convince the Duka brothers to participate in a violent attack. The Intercept says the case is an early example of government terrorism cases in which the suspects are lured into a phony plot cooked up by paid informants.

 

CHRISTIE VOICES OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

Governor Christie on Friday weighed in on the Supreme Court's historic decision to grant same-sex couples a federal right to marry anywhere in the country, reports The Record. Christie says he opposes the Court's decision and that his definition of marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Christie says he believes each state should be allowed to decide individually how it handles same-sex marriage, but he said he has a duty to govern under the opinion announced Friday morning.

 

WINNERS AND LOSERS: LOOKING BEYOND THE NUMBERS IN CHRISTIE'S $34B BUDGET

Corporations and millionaires top NJ Spotlight's list of winners after Governor Christie enacted the state's new spending plan by using his line-item veto to alter the budget sent to him by the Democrats who control the state Legislature. In an unexpected turn, low-wage earners also scored a win this year when Christie increased the state's Earned Income Tax Credit from 20 to 30 percent of the federal credit. Those on Spotlight's "losers" list include commuters, homeowners, local schools, and future generations. Also slashed: $20 million for a private medical school at Seton Hall and $10 million for Montclair State's School of Communication and Media, which (full disclosure) is the publisher of this newsletter.

 

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NJ SENATE PANEL TO CONSIDER BIG TAX BREAK FOR NJ COMPANY

The state Economic Growth Committee is scheduled to consider a bill today that would allow clinical laboratory services like Quest Diagnostics to qualify as "mega projects" under the state's corporate tax break law. NJ.com says the designation allows companies to qualify for the biggest tax breaks the state has to offer outside of Camden or Atlantic City. The move comes amid concerns that Quest Diagnostics could abandon a major facility in Teterboro.

 

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