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Affordable child care will benefit parents, children, and spur economic growth. Think about it: what would you be able to do if you could keep $27,000 in child care expenses in your pocket?
City officials announced an emergency resurfacing project on Tuesday to repave the roughest portions of 13 city-owned streets before year’s end.
Through a county contract, the city has hired Asphalt Pavement Solutions, of Delanco, to handle the repaving work. The city expects to spend $500,000 to finish each of the jobs by Dec. 31.
And not every center that’s actually open right now is one that parents feel comfortable putting their kids in, Rep. Donald Norcross notes. “People who are not living it presently don’t really have a gut-level feeling of what it’s like to not have a place to put your child that’s affordable, that is reliable, that is safe, nurturing.
NJ Monitor. By Nikita Biryukov.
In 2014, New Jersey voters backed a constitutional amendment to allow judges to order certain criminal suspects be detained without bail and pushed the courts away from holding minor offenders awaiting trial.
NJ.com. By Jonathan Salant.
A typical New Jersey family of four with one child and one infant in full-time day care would save an estimated $27,000 a year on child care costs under President Joe Biden’s proposed spending bill.
That’s more than the same family would receive in all but three states, according to the study by the House Education and Labor Committee.
Patch. By Anthony Bellano
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS
An amendment championed by the IAM and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) that would dramatically increase domestically made procurement requirements in major defense programs has cleared a critical hurdle in Congress.
MSNBC. Deadline: White House
Following President Biden’s visit to NJ and NY to visit the damage left by Hurricane Ida, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire discuss how Congress and the White House can fight climate change.
Defense News. By Joe Gould
A provision to raise the minimum wage for Defense Department contractors to $15 per hour, up from $10.95, was adopted into the annual defense policy bill advanced by the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
Business Insider. By Peter Suciu
The United States Navy's four Iowa-class battleships have been preserved as museum ships, and each survived combat operations in World War II and beyond, but it is time and the elements that have been the greatest threat to the mighty battlewagons.