Gun-limit law may change after report

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Law aims to end raids
                                           Courtesy of Tim Larsen/Office of the Governor
                                                                                                                                                                              with the intent of reselling them. –
                                                                                                                                                                              Andrew Kitchenman
of joblessness fund
Gov. Jon S. Corzine has signed a law
                                                                                                                                                                              Bill aims to ease
that automatically reduces unem-                                                                                                                                              reassessments                                        “We have to focus
ployment insurance taxes once the                                                                                                                                                                                                    on those things
UI trust fund reaches a certain level.                                                                                                                                        Businesses that own property would                   that can no longer
      Bill sponsor state Sen. Stephen                                                                                                                                         be able to have their properties reas-
M. Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said                                                                                                                                             sessed in a streamlined process under
the law would prevent the state from                                                                                                                                          a bill advancing in the Legislature.
raiding the fund in the future.                                                                                                                                                     A bipartisan bill would allow
      “New Jersey’s UI fund has                                                     Gov. Jon S. Corzine in August signed the legislation limiting the sale of guns.           properties whose values have plum-               Gov.-elect Chris Christie,
been tapped in good times and                                                                                                                                                 meted to be reassessed with fewer                  telling the New Jersey
bad to pay for a variety of unre-                                                      scribed the law as “pro-business,”            purchases to one per month, created      layers of notification and approval.                   State League of
lated programs, and over the last                                                      saying he hopes it will encourage             a task force that issued the recom-      Municipal tax assessors, county tax               Municipalities that fiscal
few years, the tab has come due,”                                                      better budget practices by officials.         mendations.                              administrators and county boards of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    responsibility, tax
Sweeney said in a statement.                                                           – Andrew Kitchenman                                 The report recommended al-         taxation would have more flexibility,
      Employers are expected to see                                                                                                  lowing the state police superinten-      according to the bill’s sponsors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     relief and urban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                education improvement
the second straight year of tax increas-
es due to the fund being depleted.
                                                                                       Gun-limit law may                             dent to issue exemptions, including
                                                                                                                                     inheritances, special collections
                                                                                                                                                                                    State Sens. Robert W. Singer (R-
Description: Supporters of the law said it would reduce "straw purchases," in which multiple guns are purchased with the intent of reselling them. - Andrew Kitchenman
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