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Governor Christie's final budget calls for using Lottery funds for pensions

Governor Christie's final budget calls for using Lottery funds for pensions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put forward a plain-vanilla, $35.5 billion state budget yesterday that calls for no new tax increases or tax cuts, and only flat funding in a number of key areas, including for schools, property

Pa. AG Shapiro talks anti-Semitism with Trump, calls president’s comments unclear

Pa. AG Shapiro talks anti-Semitism with Trump, calls president’s comments unclear

After a rash of anti-Semitic vandalism and threats over the last week in Pennsylvania and around the country, President Donald Trump met in Washington with a handful of state attorneys general, including Pennsylvania AG Josh

Trump wins praise from one critic, but most reaction splits on party lines

Trump wins praise from one critic, but most reaction splits on party lines

While many Democrats in the Philadelphia region did not embrace President Donald Trump's call to drastically increase military spending while cutting domestic social programs, Republicans offered a warmer reception. 

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Governor Christie's final budget calls for using Lottery funds for pensions

Governor Christie's final budget calls for using Lottery funds for pensions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put forward a plain-vanilla, $35.5 billion state budget yesterday that calls for no new tax increases or tax cuts, and only flat funding in a number of key areas, including for schools, property

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