6 Are Shot in Brooklyn as N.Y.C.’s Summer of Violence Spills Into Fall

Shootings that plagued the city for most of the summer have not abated, and some city leaders question whether the police have backed off enforcement.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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How Trump’s Cash Crunch is Affecting the Campaign’s Final Weeks

With far less money than anticipated, campaign officials are scrambling to address a severe financial disadvantage against Joseph R. Biden Jr., producing something of an internal blame game.

#advertising-and-marketing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #campaign-finance, #parscale-brad-1976, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #stepien-bill, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Love and Out of Debt

Haley Messner and Tanner Cemper had obstacles to overcome before they could marry. First came their financial issues, then they had to deal with a pandemic.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #personal-finances, #weddings-and-engagements

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PBS Showed TV the Future. But What Does Its Own Look Like?

It created the blueprint for what TV has become. And, while networks and streaming services reap the benefits of PBS’s successes, it is still struggling to survive.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #federal-budget-us, #public-broadcasting, #public-broadcasting-service, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Baltimore Museum to Sell 3 Blue-Chip Paintings to Advance Equity

As museum staffs demand social justice in the office, an institution sells off prime works to answer the call. Is this the right way to do it?

#art, #assn-of-art-museum-directors, #auctions, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #bedford-christopher, #black-people, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finances, #marden-brice, #museums, #sirmans-franklin, #sothebys, #still-clyfford, #walker-darren-1959, #warhol-andy

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New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #budgets-and-budgeting, #gasoline-tax-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-jersey, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

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Cal Athletic Director Says Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

California has been considering how to adjust with a $55 million budget shortfall. An influx of TV money by staging a football season will help.

#athletics-and-sports, #budgets-and-budgeting, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-berkeley

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‘We’re at War’: New York City Faces a Financial Abyss

The pandemic has crippled tourism, retail and the culture sector. The damage could last years, and layoffs, service cuts and added debt are all on the table.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-aid-us, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #black-visions-collective, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-councils, #constitutional-amendments, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #noor-miski, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

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N.J. Will Borrow $4.5 Billion as Pandemic Pain Hits States

It is one of the first states to take on debt to plug a budget hole created by the impact of the coronavirus.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughlin-craig-j-1958, #credit-and-debt, #lance-leonard, #moodys-investors-service-inc, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #testa-michael-l

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NYC Mayor to Furlough 495 Staff Members for a Week, Including Himself

The symbolic move, which would yield $860,000 in anticipated savings, could be a precursor to similar maneuvers to slash the budget.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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How to Fix New York’s $5 Billion Budget Crisis

Before he borrows, Mayor de Blasio needs to make significant cuts to avoid greater pain later.

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Tax the Ultrarich? Cuomo Resists, Even With a $14 Billion Budget Gap

State Democratic lawmakers are pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve a tax on the wealthy, fearing that budget cuts will hurt those most in need.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #capital-gains-tax, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #taxation

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You Want Progressive Policies? You Need Progressive Taxes

Foolish federal dithering means states have to step in. Yes, even in the midst of a pandemic.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #income-tax, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #roosevelt-franklin-and-eleanor-institute, #states-us, #taxation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

The job cuts come as the rail agency’s response to fiscal challenges receives scrutiny from rail advocates and federal lawmakers.

#amtrak, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #railroads, #stimulus-economic, #transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques.

#abbott-laboratories, #budgets-and-budgeting, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fluidigm, #food-and-drug-administration, #giroir-brett-p, #health-and-human-services-department, #national-institutes-of-health, #quidel-corporation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most

Budget cuts have left some of New York City’s green spaces with unmown lawns, unemptied garbage cans and littered playgrounds.

#bronx-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny

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As Stanford Cuts Teams, Olympic Hopefuls All Over the U.S. Feel a Chill

If Stanford, which has deep resources and a reputation as a factory for Olympians, can’t maintain its sports programs amid the pandemic, athletes fear that no one can.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #stanford-university, #volleyball

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$1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ Proposed in N.J. in Bid to Narrow the Wealth Gap

A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #booker-cory-a, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #pressley-ayanna, #race-and-ethnicity

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New York’s School Chaos Is Breaking Me

So this is how it feels to be abandoned by your government.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-us, #lander-brad, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Billions in Hospital Virus Aid Rested on Compliance With Private Vendor

The Department of Health and Human Services told hospitals in April that reporting to the vendor, TeleTracking Technologies, was a “prerequisite to payment.”

#azar-alex-m-ii, #birx-deborah-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #disease-rates, #electronic-health-records, #h-h-s-protect, #health-and-human-services-department, #hospitals, #teletracking-technologies-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

Reacting to a vote in Austin to cut millions from its police budget, Gov. Greg Abbott is backing legislation to deprive cities of control over a major revenue source if they follow suit.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #budgets-and-budgeting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #taxation, #texas

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The Recession Is About to Slam Cities. Not Just the Blue-State Ones.

Those with budgets that rely heavily on tourism, sales taxes or direct state assistance will face particular distress.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #local-government, #recession-and-depression, #sales-and-excise-taxes, #states-us, #taxation

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Looming Fee Increase Could Thwart Many U.S. Citizenship Applications

The Trump administration is planning a sharp increase in the cost of naturalization this fall. Critics say it is part of a pattern intended to discourage immigration from poor nations.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuccinelli-kenneth-t-ii, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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State and Local Budget Pain Looms Over Economy’s Future

Providing more aid to struggling governments has become one of the biggest issues tangling up the debate over another pandemic rescue package.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #states-us, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Seattle Police Chief to Resign as Council Pursues Ambitious Plan to Cut Budget

Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday night, hours after the City Council approved cuts to the police budget.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #carmen-best, #city-councils, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #seattle-wash

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Who Opposes Defunding the N.Y.P.D.? These Black Lawmakers

Several Black City Council members have lashed out at progressives, comparing calls to defund the police to “colonization” and “political gentrification.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

#ann-arbor-mich, #berkeley-calif, #boston-mass, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #harvard-university, #house-of-representatives, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #michigan, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #states-us, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-massachusetts, #university-of-michigan

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4 Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Coronavirus Budget

The pandemic has changed the way we budget. Here’s some advice to get back on track.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #personal-finances, #savings

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Covid Pandemic and Recession Hurt Nonprofits as Need Surges

Even as the economic crisis creates new demand for their services, organizations with millions of workers are resorting to layoffs as revenues dry up.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #finances, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-economy, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

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Angela Merkel Guides the E.U. to a Stimulus Deal, However Imperfect

With her long experience as German chancellor, she shapes a necessary compromise on virus aid for the battered European south. But it’s consensus at a cost.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #eurozone, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #rutte-mark, #stimulus-economic

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Facing Financial Crisis, New York’s MTA Subway Braces For Deep Cuts

The transit agency will announce budget cuts on Wednesday. Officials are hoping federal assistance will help ease the crisis that the pandemic has created.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #foye-patrick-j, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manhattan-institute, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems

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E.U. Adopts Groundbreaking Stimulus to Fight Coronavirus Recession

The $857 billion package includes unprecedented steps to help less wealthy countries, including selling collective debt and giving much of the money as grants, not loans.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #europe, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #rutte-mark, #stimulus-economic

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Public Transit Officials Fear Virus Could Send Systems Into ‘Death Spiral’

Transit leaders are urging Congress to provide billions of dollars in aid, and warn of dire consequences if they decline.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California’s ‘Bear Whisperer’ Is Out of a Job

Steve Searles kept the bears in check in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., but quit his post after the coronavirus epidemic led to cuts in the town’s budget.

#bears, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #conservation-of-resources, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mammoth-lakes-calif, #searles-steve, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Don’t Defund the Police. Re-Fund Them, Smarter.

I am a Black police officer. We need to change what it means to serve our communities.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Cuomo to Back Billionaires’ Tax

The congresswoman and other progressives want to tax the ultrarich to help New Yorkers devastated by the coronavirus.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-state, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #taxation

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Ben Bernanke: Give States Billions, and You Help the Entire Country

Congress must act decisively to avoid repeating mistakes of the recovery from the Great Recession.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #congressional-budget-office, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #house-of-representatives, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-jersey, #senate, #united-states-economy

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California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.

#brown-edmund-g-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #taxation, #unemployment

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Why Trump’s White Grievance Message Strikes a Sour Note in the Suburbs

As the president casts himself as a bulwark against “angry mobs,” there are signs that he is alienating voters in bedroom communities who view him as a deeply flawed messenger on issues of race.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Occupy City Hall’s New Life as Homeless Camp: ‘Not Pretty All the Time’

Organizers said they were helping vulnerable people. But nearby residents said the camp had turned into an unruly — and at times violent — shantytown.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #city-hall-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeless-persons, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #vocal-ny

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What May Happen if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen in Fall Safely

As President Trump and others push to get students back in the classroom this fall, educators say they need more support and clearer guidelines.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dundee-mich, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #marietta-ga, #san-diego-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Trump Threatens to Cut Funding if Schools Do Not Fully Reopen

Disregarding the advice of his own health experts, President Trump also attacked the C.D.C.’s reopening guidelines as onerous and expensive.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hoping for a Theater Bailout? Better Head to London

The British government has promised $2 billion to save its cultural institutions, while the American theater, lacking meaningful leadership, is left to fend for itself.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-budget-us, #great-britain, #theater

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Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

#asylum-right-of, #budgets-and-budgeting, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #foreign-students-in-us, #foreign-workers, #government-employees, #green-cards-us, #homeland-security-department, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Have Americans Warmed to Calls to ‘Defund the Police’?

As they learn more about it, voters have shown some receptiveness to the phrase, polling suggests. But they largely want to reinvest resources, not eliminate departments.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion

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Are Unemployed Americans About to Fall Off a Cliff?

Congress is set to end the aid that was supposed to see workers through the coronavirus crisis, even as it keeps getting worse.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #debatable, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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Buried in N.J.’s Budget Cuts: a Break for a Billionaire

A stopgap budget with $4 billion in cuts also includes an opening for private development in state parks, like a long-desired expansion of a golf course into Liberty State Park.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughlin-craig-j-1958, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #golf, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #liberty-national-golf-club-jersey-city-nj, #liberty-state-park-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pga-tour-inc, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #sweeney-stephen-m

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