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The NJ Supreme Court issued the "Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Operations, Fines, and Fees," prepared by its Committee on Municipal Court Operations. Unfortunately, the report doesn't address the impacts of its recommendations. Read on...
New Jersey joined New York, Connecticut, and Maryland in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government seeking to invalidate the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Read on...
New Jersey has joined other states in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government seeking to undo a policy, which could cause state and local governments to be excluded from receiving federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program money. Read on...