The budget that Ocean County officials expect to employ in 2015 doesn't look as fat as the previous one. The tax rate in the draft plan still rises 9/10 of a cent. And in both instances, say members of the Board of Freeholders, it's a good sign.
Garden State municipalities saw their average property tax bills increase by an average of 2.2 percent in 2014, but some actually managed to deliver a drop in property taxes to their residents, which is not an easy task in a tax-heavy state like New Jersey.
It's white stuff on top of wet stuff, meaning a bottom-heavy mix that plows are clearing through midday. However, temperatures cascading down to about 10 degrees overnight means ice that will threaten storm drains when the big thaw begins this weekend.
Growing evidence of awareness inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of alleged insuror fraud aimed at short-changing Superstorm Sandy-ravaged homeowners prompts shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) to seek FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate's resignation.
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