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Congressman Payne Makes Bold Statement on Trumpcare Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) representing East Orange, Orange and environs, issued the following statement Thursday after voting against H.R. 1628 – Trumpcare: “Trumpcare is fundamentally flawed. The last minute changes to the bill do not change that fact.

“At least 24 million Americans, and perhaps many more, will still lose health coverage as a result of Trumpcare. People with pre-existing conditions will lose their guaranteed access to equal treatment. Costs for American families will still skyrocket, and at the same time coverage will get worse.  New Jerseyans aged 50 to 64 will be charged up to five times more in premiums than what others pay, as part of the bills ‘age tax.’ With its cuts to Medicaid, the bill also targets special education services, putting at risk families in New Jersey, which has one of the highest rates of autism in the country.

“Republicans rushed this vote through the House without a CBO score to hide the extent of damage Trumpcare will cause to the American people and the nation’s health care system. They are so desperate for a ‘win’ that they only care about the bill passing the House, not the harm it will do or even if it’s dead on arrival in the Senate.

“Republicans are treating health care as if it’s a game. The American people will hold them accountable.”  

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Man Charged with Crashing Truck into East Orange Planned Parenthood Clinic

February 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheliah Coley announced Friday that Marckles Alcius, 31, with a last known address in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been charged with carrying out a truck attack on the Planned Parenthood East Orange Health Clinic on February 14, 2018, using a stolen bakery delivery truck.

Alcius has ...

Mayor Green and the City of East Orange Hosts A Black History Debate

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will host a reenactment of the age-old debate between Booker T. Washington and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium.

The debate which pits those in favor of Washington’s philosophy of self-help and racial solidarity ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Procrastinating About Keeping Up to Date on Your Data Entry

Last time we talked about maintaining good records and saving receipts; this time we’ll focus on why you should not procrastinate on your data entry.

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Not Saving All Receipts and Keeping Good Records

We talked last time a little bit about overstating income and not counting the deductions that you can. We also talked a bit about receipts. But, it’s so important that we’re going to bring it up again here.

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Cheating Yourself Out of Money

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