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Restrictions eased for federal agencies that use Twitter, blogs, wikis

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Soon it will be much easier to interact with government through tweets, blogs and wikis without forcing federal agencies to jump through the procedural hoops set up by the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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Christie Announces His Budget Proposal

The governor called his proposals “a new course” that would mean less government spending and will bring “spending in line with revenues,” especially at the local level. He noted that more than one half of what the state spends is sent to local governments. And spending at the local level has risen 69 percent since 2001.

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New Jersey Schools Brace for Cuts

New Jersey Schools Brace for Cuts

By WINNIE HU
Published: April 2, 2010
Public schools in Montclair, N.J., would lay off as many as 70 teachers, including reading and math specialists, and would no longer offer French and Spanish classes in elementary grades.
Westfield would not be able to buy library books or replace aging computers, and a popular middle school tradition — the fall [...]

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Could School Bus Ads Save School Budgets?

Could School Bus Ads Save School Budgets?

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer
School districts have imposed all sorts of drastic cuts to save money during the down economy, canceling field trips and making parents pay for everything from tissues to sports transportation.
And some have now resorted to placing advertisements on school buses.
School districts say it’s practically free money, and advertisers love [...]

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New Jersey Passes Budget Fueled by $1 Billion in Tax Increases

By DAVID W. CHEN
TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers passed a $29 billion budget largely along partisan lines on Thursday night that will increase taxes by almost $1 billion, eliminate property-tax deductions for the wealthiest residents and pare billions from health care, higher education and other programs.
The bulk of the new revenue in the budget, which is [...]

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