We’re spending more … for you!

From Politico:

Murphy outlines $53B plan for ‘Next New Jersey’ in budget speech

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday outlined a $53.1 billion budget that supports what he calls the “Next New Jersey” as the state faces the prospect of a recession after recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Loaded with billions to cut another round of rebate checks to taxpayers, stockpile savings and pay down debt, the spending plan is once again the biggest in state history, but does not include new taxes or fare increases for NJ Transit riders. It doesn’t include any notable new programs, either, but instead builds on the foundation the Democratic governor laid in budgets past with an eye on what he called affordability, responsibility and opportunity.

“This entire budget is purpose-built to help you find your place in the Next New Jersey by securing your place in the New Jersey of right now,” Murphy said in a roughly 50-minute speech. “Indeed, this is a budget focused on the pocketbooks of our families.”

Murphy’s annual address kicks off months of negotiations with the Democratic-led Legislature that inevitably will lead to changes and late deal-making. Last year, for example, lawmakers added millions in pet projects to Murphy’s proposed $48.9 billion budget, bringing the total to $50.6 billion when he signed it in June.

With all 120 seats in the Legislature on the ballot in November — the first election since Democrats lost several seats in a surprisingly strong Republican cycle in 2021 — it wouldn’t be surprising to see another year of padded spending to arm incumbents with arguments for reelection.

And Democrats already have one perk to show off to voters: the ANCHOR property tax rebate checks hitting mailboxes this spring. That program, first launched last year, delivers up to $1,500 to about 1.5 million homeowners and renters in an attempt to soften the blow of the state’s nation-leading property taxes.

Murphy is proposing to continue that program for another year at a cost of $2 billion.

Murphy also wants to double the state’s child tax credit from $500 to $1,000 for each child younger than five years old. And for seniors, he wants to expand the Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program to people with incomes up to $150,000. Last year, the income limit was $100,000.

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65 Responses to We’re spending more … for you!

  1. dentss Dunnigan says:


  2. dentss dunnigan says:

    We relied on the government to help us safely navigate national emergencies (terrorism, natural disasters, global pandemics, etc.) only to find ourselves forced to relinquish our freedoms on the altar of national security, yet we’re no safer (or healthier) than before.

  3. leftwing says:

    You fast

  4. grim says:

    Wow, Lightfoot given the boot … hard.

  5. 3b says:

    Surprised on Lightfoot, supposedly many of her progressive supporters turned on her as well.

  6. Juice Box says:

    Paul Vallas who came in second is no prize he ran the Chicago school system,

  7. Phoenix says:

    Lightfoot was voted in as the captain of a sinking lifeboat. As everyone drowns they are desperate to find someone to help bail them out of something that you can no longer bail yourself out of.

    America’s social structure looks like the bridge in Eddie’s picture. And just like the bridge, no one in politics seems to care.

    United we stand, divided we fall. Choose one.

    I remember a YT video taking about the beginnings of radio broadcast, how it was described as an amplifier (not the electrical one), but how one person on a microphone could affect millions by radio transmission.

    Social media is that on steroids.

  8. Phoenix says:

    Capitalism at it’s finest. Sure it’s a good thing, so is a carburetor or fuel injection. Notice both have a way to throttle them?

    “Unfortunately, the hospitals there are ‘out of network ‘and the cost of his care is going to be astronomical,” Liberton writes.

    A college student from Burlington County who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Hawaii was cleared to make his big return home via medical chopper on Monday, Feb. 27.

    Christian DeCola, 19, of Maple Shade, was riding a moped for a food service delivery company when he was hit the night of Feb. 12, his mom, Valerie, tells 6abc. The vehicle backed over her son before fleeing, she said.

    Christian underwent surgery to stop bleeding in his brain as well as had his shattered knee reconstructed, according to the GoFundMe page sponsored by Michele Liberton.

  9. Phoenix says:

    So you want to be a billionaire?


  10. Libturd says:

    ““Indeed, this is a budget focused on the pocketbooks of our families.””

    It sure is. NJ’s budget has gone from under 30 billion under Christie to 53 billion under Murphy. And you wonder why businesses and the wealthy taxpayers are leaving in droves?

    Below is an excerpt from an article written July 6, 2021. And for those keeping score at home, NJ Transit is still ranked 46th out of the 50 states for public transit.

    “What a difference a decade makes.

    Ten years ago, New Jersey’s governor at the time, Chris Christie, used his line-item veto powers to keep total state spending under $30 billion after lawmakers sought to increase the budget by nearly $1 billion.

    But last week, current Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new state budget that included all the Legislature’s proposed add-ons, pushing total spending to a record high of $46.4 billion.

    Christie’s budget cuts came as New Jersey was still struggling to recover from the 2007-2009 Great Recession, and as the two-term Republican was attempting to shift the focus in Trenton to fiscal discipline and lower taxes.

    This year, the spending additions just approved by Murphy, a first-term Democrat who faces reelection in the fall, followed an unexpected uptick in revenue that occurred despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

  11. Phoenix says:

    And think, we have spent more than twice as much already in Ukraine.

    How much wasted “looking” for weapons of mass destruction?

    But last week, current Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new state budget that included all the Legislature’s proposed add-ons, pushing total spending to a record high of $46.4 billion.

  12. Phoenix says:

    Sorry, I have already donated to the Ukraine defense fund. I guess your country doesn’t give a rat’s sphincter about you. Maybe some of my tax dollars can trickle down to you.
    Ask Dementia Joe for a drip.

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  13. chicagofinance says:

    T-Bill to 3/31/24 517.5

  14. Fast Eddie says:

    Lightfoot… qualifications matter. DEI does not work when used as a blueprint for success. Fundamentals matter. There’s a phrase democrats should push. But they won’t because it defines liberty and liberty means responsibility. That’s why liberals avoid it.

  15. Juice Box says:

    Lib – 1st one wine sampling while dumping..

  16. Fast Eddie says:

    Best comment on Lightfoot, untouched:

    “Her forehead huge
    She doesn’t have dreams,she have movies


  17. Libturd says:

    Cho hangs a wine rack above the toilet? There are more racks catty corner too.
    Did you see the wall paintings to match the plates in the dining room? Or the conifer in the middle of the driveway?

  18. Juice Box says:

    ib – perhaps owner is a sommelier?

    2nd house the front yard pic from the street. Cujo’s dog house? Probably had the dog chained to the tree all day and night.


  19. Libturd says:

    I like the mirrored and painted walls in multiple rooms.

  20. Libturd says:

    In other news, my son’s semi final game against Governor Livingston is today at 4:30pm in Mennen. If they win this, next one is at Prudential Center

    Link to watch is below. This one will have play-by-play. Ryan wears #66.


  21. Chicago says:

    Ten 400
    Booya boycott open houses.

  22. XYZ says:

    Heather Cox Richardson 2-28-23

    Republican control of the House of Representatives has fed a changing dynamic. After decades of playing defense, the Democrats are going on offense.

    Today, President Joe Biden visited Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he talked about protecting Medicare and Medicaid. He was careful—as he always is—to differentiate between “an awful lot of really good Republicans” and the “MAGA Republicans.” “There’s kind of like, in my view, sort of two Republican Parties.”

    The MAGA Republicans, he said, “want to eliminate a lot of healthcare coverage,… increase costs for millions of Americans, and make deep cuts in programs that families and seniors depend on.” He spelled out that these cuts would mean that more than 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions would lose coverage, and millions could lose basic services like maternity care, which the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover. Up to 3 million young adults would get kicked off their parents’ insurance, and the cost of premiums in general would go up.

    Biden was getting ahead of what seems likely to be the Republican proposal to cut the budget dramatically in the new Congress and the more recent promise of House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to put the U.S. “on a path to a balanced budget” within ten years. Biden noted that Republicans have voted more than 50 times to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act since it passed 13 years ago. He also pointed to the fact that the chief budget consultant for the House Republicans is Trump’s former budget director Russell Vought.

    Now that Republicans have committed to taking cuts to Social Security and Medicare off the table, Vought has a plan to cut $9 trillion from domestic programs over the next ten years by cutting more than $400 billion from food stamps, cutting hundreds of billions from education, cutting in half the State Department and the Labor Department, and cutting $2 trillion from Medicaid and more than $600 billion from the Affordable Care Act.

    “America cannot be saved unless the current grip of woke and weaponized government is broken,” Vought says in his proposal. “That is the central and immediate threat facing the country—the one that all our statesmen must rise tall to vanquish…. The battle cannot wait.”

    But, as Jeff Stein, Josh Dawsey and Isaac Arnsdorf of the Washington Post point out, Vought’s stand is a little awkward, since he oversaw the explosion of the national debt as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Trump. In his first year as director, the debt grew by $1 trillion; in his second, by $4 trillion. Now he claims that the Biden administration is abusing its power by arresting people who participated in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and so must be reined in.

    Vought’s proposal promises to balance the budget in ten years, but it also predicts the number of working people in the U.S. will increase by 14.5 million more people than the Congressional Budget Office says will enter the workforce. That surge—if it were to come—would push the economy to grow faster, thus reducing the deficit by an additional $3.8 trillion. But where the people will come from is a mystery.

    One former Republican official told Stein, Dawsey, and Arnsdorf that Vought was “selling conservatives a fantasy, which is achieving a balanced budget without cutting anything popular. We’re going to balance the budget by ‘ending woke?’ Give me a break.”

    Biden continues to push House Republicans to come up with a budget that will show the American people what they intend to cut. It’s hard to see how they can do that, with much of their conference refusing cuts in defense and with them now on the record as refusing cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The math of balancing the budget through cuts to other programs without raising taxes simply doesn’t work.

    As G. William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington and a former GOP congressional staffer, said: “I’d be the last person to say you can’t find savings from improved efficiency or the elimination of some programs…. But there’s no way on God’s green earth you’re going to balance the budget in 10 years unless you’re talking about increasing revenues and slowing the rate of growth in some of our major entitlement programs.”

    Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) pointed out that the Republicans had added 25% of the U.S. debt under Trump and emphasized the economic successes of the Biden administration.

    “In 2021, Biden and the Democrats got to work and passed the American Rescue Plan, which fueled a strong, equitable economic recovery with historic reductions in unemployment, poverty, and economic hardship,” Raskin said. “Real GDP increased by 5.7% that year, substantially surpassing pre-ARP forecasts by the Fed. By January 2022, the unemployment rate had decreased to 4%, again surpassing pre-ARP forecasts. Wages increased by 5.7% from the prior year, with the highest increases going to the lowest wage workers. Democratic policies have allowed the U.S. to absorb the shock of rising inflation engulfing the globe since 2020, a phenomenon that economists attribute to coronavirus supply chain disruptions and Russia’s bloody war of aggression in Ukraine.”

    Democrats are also on offense as the extremists now in the majority are exposing their lack of understanding of how the government works. Both Raskin and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called out Republicans today for basic errors in drafting legislation, and witness Colin Kahl, the under secretary of defense for policy, embarrassed Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in a hearing about aid to Ukraine after the congressman apparently thought he had found a “gotcha” story in the Global Times.

    “I’m sorry, is this the Global Times from China?” Kahl asked. Gaetz said no, then checked and said yes, it was, asking if that made it untrustworthy. “As a general matter, I don’t take Beijing’s propaganda at face value,” Kahl answered. Gaetz answered: “Fair enough.”

    Raskin also called out Republicans for a “grammatical error”: their long-standing habit of using “Democrat” as an adjective as if it is an insult. Noting Colorado Republican representative Lauren Boebert’s reference to a “Democrat solution,” Raskin pointed out that “Democrat” is a noun, and Republicans should, in such cases, be using the adjective: “Democratic.”

    He said he was beginning to suspect that this word usage was intended to be “an act of incivility”—as of course it is—and he turned the tables. Their grammatical error was “as if every time we mentioned the other party, it just came out…like: ‘Oh, the Banana Republican Party,’ as if we were to say that every time we mentioned ‘the Banana Republican member’ or ‘the Banana Republican plan,’ or the ‘Banana Republican conference.’” (The term “banana republic” refers to a country that is corrupt and badly governed.)

    “But we wouldn’t do that,” he said. “So, out of pure political courtesy, when it’s an adjective, refer to the ‘Democratic’ congresswoman or the ‘Democratic’ member.”

    The pressure on the Republicans is not going to let up. Biden has promised to release his budget on March 9, putting down “in detail every single thing—every tax that’s out there that I’m proposing…and what we’re going to cut, what we’re going to spend…. Just lay it on the table.”

    “Republicans,” he said, “should do the same thing: lay their proposal on the table. And we can sit down, and we can agree, disagree. We can fight it out.”

    But, divided as they are, can Republicans craft a budget they can agree on? And if so, will Americans like what they see? Biden seems to doubt it, and to have confidence that his plans more closely reflect what people want. Today, he promised: “When I introduce my budget, you’ll see that it’s going to invest in America, lower health costs, and protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare while cutting the deficit more than $2 trillion over the next 10 years.”

  23. leftwing says:

    Lightfoot, yeah, there are some disasters even the Left can’t wallpaper no matter how hard they and their MSM lackeys try…

    Budget, same reaction, last time we debated it here it was in the mid-30s…wtf? I don’t care enough to google – your guys’ problems not mine – but was there a leg up from all those covid transfer payments? Recall reading somewhere CA had a boatload of Fed funds stashed away unspent from all the Federal ‘assistance’ to the States…if so, nearly 50B in NJ makes sense, take the one-time pandemic payments and rather than pay down debt/pension obligations roll them into a recurring budget for which you already have no support at an existing lower revenue base….

    On OON and the Hawaii kid, I get it. Same issue on a less serious level thankfully but still quite expensive with one of my kids at college. Experienced it much smaller myself….was at my parents helping my dad take down some trees and caught a blade right across the top of a finger where there is very little flesh, knuckle to knuckle, diagonally, about an inch long. Down to the bone. Went to ER for butterflies or stitches if they would work there, informed them they would be OON for me so I was basically uninsured from my perspective, it would be all OOP for me as I’m healthy and never come close to my deductible. How much would I be billed?

    Knew in advance the answer, they had no fucking idea and didn’t care. Finally as I’m bleeding on their floor and not just saying ‘yes’ got some admin who ballparked it at around 2k. Thanked them and went to leave, they were all like ‘wtf, you can’t go you need care’. Said run me through as John Doe or give me a quote I will pay then treat me…lol, still laughing now as I type recalling their faces.

    Wrapped it tightly, immobilized it for a few days, thin scar blends nicely with a couple others from my ‘hamburger hands’ days of working in kitchens. Fuck them. I’ll take a couple bottles of Harlan 2017s before I write that check.

  24. Phoenix says:

    Just go to LaPharmacia in Mexico. Need meds, no problem. Most everything is over the counter or dirt cheap. Probably could buy a do it yourself at home suture kit and go all Rambo.

    Here, you need an antibiotic? Walmart will fill it for 4 bucks, made in India. American prescription to get it, 200.00

    This is why one married partner needs to work for the state or local government-you can run your construction business while your school librarian wife provides you with the world class benefits that someone in healthcare doesn’t get.

    You would be surprised how many physicians don’t take the benefits from employees at the places they practice at and work with every day. You can work all week with a doctor that when you get sick, won’t take the insurance from the hospital they both work at.

    But the insurance from a cop or teacher- Only Biden’s insurance tops that.

  25. leftwing says:

    Good luck Lib…seems GL is the real deal this year so dig in.

    Also looking at the brackets you win either team coming out of the other side to meet you at Pru is not particularly strong…tonight not only gets you in, but as a strong favorite…

  26. Phoenix says:

    Rent just went up 1k per month in Oregon:

    “Now Oregon considers monthly $1,000, no-strings payments for homeless residents”

  27. Phoenix says:

    35 with insurance. How much without it, Lilly?

    Pharma giant Eli Lilly finally caps price of insulin at $35 amid huge public backlash over alleged price gouging
    The pharma giant will cut costs of its popular insulin by 70 percent later this year
    Lilly will cap the cost at $35 at certain pharmacies for diabetics with insurance

  28. leftwing says:

    “Probably could buy a do it yourself at home suture kit and go all Rambo.”

    Had a doc in town, good guy, took care of a lot of friends for minor stuff. One night caught a nasty puncture wound as a pyrex violently shattered as I washed it…quick call, ‘yeah, come on over’, a few sutures. Priceless.

    I have something else to add…for which I owe many thanks to Lib…but can’t really write it here. Bottom line, unless you want to there is no need to pay sticker….

  29. Libturd says:

    Should be one for the ages. I would say, we only have a chance because for the majority of the 2nd and 3rd period against MK, coach moron actually put the best three we have on the ice together for a change. And lo and behold, our second line did not give up any goals (as I thought they could). If he starts the game with the same three together, it should be a good matchup. I can’t believe he waited all season to realize this.

    Of course our PP still stinks because he puts one or two second liners on to give our two defensemen a breather. But, why give away your best opportunity to score? He’s an idiot.

  30. 3b says:

    Dallas Fed sees signs of a housing bubble, early 2000s exhuberance, could see declines of almost 20 percent, prices declining in Germany too, could have implications for the rest of the world. I am paraphrasing, article is on Marketwatch, for those who wish to read it. It won’t happen here though, because we are special.

  31. crushednjmillenial says:

    Low-income tenants are still getting rent paid through temporary county and private charity funds which originate* from the feds covid lagresse. That is, March 2023 rent is still being paid labeled “emergency assistance” and part of a program that never existed in the past and will run out of funds when it runs out of funds. All that slow push-out of these funds back in 2020 has turned into they are still pushing now. Ridiculous in both respects.

    *Or, the funds originate from the printing machine in DC which is somewhat supported by the taxing power of the feds, whichever way you want to look at it.

  32. crushednjmillenial says:

    NJ’s $53B budget.

    Still not sure if IL or NJ breaks fiscally first – statewide bankrutpcy and fed intervention. If I remember correctly, even 10 years ago, the Chicago sales tax was over 10%. I jsut googled and it looks like it is still 10.25%. Jarring to me because, traditionally, governmetns tried to keep it under 10. 9.75% feels different than 10%. I believe IL actually lost population beyween 2010 and 2020 according to the census.

  33. Libturd says:

    And lets not talk about the education level of much of the population that remains. :P

    I am seeing the same thing going on here in NJ.

  34. Libturd says:

    Trump beating DeSantis


    How I hope and pray that Trump runs as an independent. And DeSantis gets run over by a monorail.

  35. D-FENS says:

    Bill Maher had a good point yesterday.

    The more people like DeSantis or Nikki Haley join…the more they split the field with Trump taking the majority of support.

    Libturd says:
    March 1, 2023 at 12:23 pm
    Trump beating DeSantis


    How I hope and pray that Trump runs as an independent. And DeSantis gets run over by a monorail.

  36. D-FENS says:

    Florida’s “resign to run” law might explain why DeSantis hasn’t declared his candidacy for President.

    We need something like that in NJ.


    No person may qualify as a candidate for more than one public office, whether federal, state, district, county, or municipal, if the terms or any part thereof run concurrently with each other.

  37. joyce says:

    Interesting. I didn’t know they had that law in FL. I agree NJ should do something like that (but will never happen). Though, I bet if challenged the part about it applying to Federal office would be struck down. Courts have routinely said the qualifications for candidacy are only what’s in the Constitution (similar that state recall laws do not apply to federal officials).

  38. joyce says:

    Money meant for N.J.’s shift to clean energy is again ‘raided’ despite $10B budget surplus

  39. Phoenix says:

    Not surprised.

  40. Phoenix says:

    Will Disney survive the DeSantis onslaught?

    He is trying to eviscerate the Mouse.

    Wondering if I should take my kid there once before Mickey gets evicted and the land becomes a condo community.

    American icons have fallen in the past.

  41. trick says:

    Best of luck Lib

  42. Phoenix says:

    Another non-surprise:

    President Joe Biden revealed Tuesday that he will pitch raising taxes when he releases a proposed budget on March 9

  43. Libturd says:

    Thanks Trick. I just wished my son off. I told him, don’t be afraid to hit and come out like banshees. VGR has a bad habit of coming out weak to start big games. Then they get into a hole too deep to climb out of. It’s not the starters typically. It’s the nervous underclassmen. Look out for this,

  44. Libturd says:

    ” he will pitch raising taxes”

    That is the way.

  45. BRT says:

    Phoenix, you’d be surprised. The theme parks are just that…just parks. None of the political social things you see in their video content recently. It’s worth the trip.

  46. BananaJoe says:

    There’s “kind of like” two democrat parties. Who talks like that by the way btw, except liars and idiots, and he’s both.

    One democrat party is full of racist, perverts, child sexual predators, anarchistic, Marxist radicals, and open borders revolutionaries. There’s another one with common sense but they are not calling the shots.

  47. BananaJoe says:

    He and fauci are also the last two people left who deny the lab leak theory and push covid “vaccines”. That crowd is getting awful lonely.

  48. Libturd says:


    You’ve got your populists who always take it too far. We have our wokeists who always take it to far.

    Que sera sera.

  49. Hold my beer says:

    Left wing

    Use Krazy glue next time. My guitar teacher is a real cowboy. He says krazy glue is a lot cheaper than stitches,and stops the pain and bleeding. He carries a tube in every guitar case just in case he gets a paper cut or worse. He just glued it shut and goes on stage.

  50. SmallGovConservative says:

    Interesting comments today; lots of references to malfeasant Dem governance — Chicago’s pro-criminal mayor (nice to see it getting bounced), Gov Phil’s ballooning budget, Joe’s $100B tax-payer funded war in Europe — with no end game in sight. Couple of take-aways: feel really bad for the handful of rational, law-abiding, tax-paying citizens remaining in Illinois, they literally have no hope for a happy financial ending and are left crossing fingers that the least-bad person gets elected to govern Chicago; on Ukraine, interesting that Joe and his moronic minions have begun floating the prospect of a negotiated peace agreement that might involve Ukraine ceding more territory to Russia — what a kick in the head to US taxpayers that would be, $100B to get a settlement that could’ve been achieved in the first week of the war.

  51. SmallGovConservative says:

    On DeSantis vs Disney…as a proponent of small govt, I’d normally be against this kind of govt retaliation. But as Disney shareholder, I’m somewhat hypocritically ok with it — hoping that it causes management to get back to producing great, family-friendly entertainment, and to stay away from affairs that are best left to voters and their elected officials. But Iger, much like Schultz at Starbucks, is going to have his hands full reigning in his radically woke workforce.

  52. leftwing says:

    “Use Krazy glue next time. My guitar teacher is a real cowboy. He says krazy glue is a lot cheaper than stitches…”

    I’ll defer to the medical professional(s) on the board on that one lol…..

  53. Phoenix says:

    Can Dermabond be purchased over the counter? Yes, it is available without a prescription in the U.S. and in Canada. Although used by medical professionals in hospitals, clinics and Emergency Rooms of all types, it is not necessary to have a prescription to purchase your own personal first aid or emergency supply.

    Click here to order Dermabond Mini Skin Adhesive DHVM12 for small lacerations and incisions.


  54. Hold my beer says:


    I have that. Used it when I cut a finger on a tape dispenser. Stopped the bleeding right away and no pain. None of the usual paper cut feeling.

  55. Fast Eddie says:

    Peyton says to rub some dirt on it.

  56. BRT says:

    Phoenix, I took something like that from the hospital when my kid was born. They had it laying around. One day, my son put a metal stake in the ground and I ran over it with the lawn mower. When I went to take it out of the ground, I sliced my entire hand. Couldn’t get it to stop bleeding. Went to that stuff and it was over almost immediately.

  57. Phoenix says:

    Use it every day. It works well.
    If you use the Prineo tape with it, it’s sterile and waterproof.
    Reminds me of working on drywall with the tape and all.

  58. Phoenix says:

    America, work till you die. Unless you are already retired, then you get a massive cost of living increase….

    Senators quietly meeting to retool Social Security
    A group of bipartisan senators is quietly meeting to retool Social Security before funds run out in 2032. On the table, according to Semafor, is gradually raising the retirement age to 70 and creating a $1.5 trillion sovereign wealth fund, which would invest in stocks

  59. VelvetUnderpants says:

    Kiss it all goodbye!

  60. leftwing says:

    “Peyton says to rub some dirt on it.”

    Lol, I made reference to hamburger hands working in kitchens…in one of the better hotel schools many of the line cooks are locals and students work underneath them…any student green enough to handle a chef’s knife improperly and slice a fingertip is in for a surprise…townies don’t have time for it or ‘proper’ first aid, but they do have the very fine flakes from the bottom of the cayenne pepper boxes….insert finger, eyeballs roll back, then everything good, carry on…ha.

    Lib, bummer, didn’t watch but they had a really great run. Congrats on advancing so far.

  61. joyce says:


    In addition to reducing the list price of its insulins, Lilly is making it easier for more people with diabetes to get Lilly insulins:

    Effective immediately, Lilly will automatically cap out-of-pocket costs at $35 at participating retail pharmacies for people with commercial insurance using Lilly insulin.3
    People who don’t have insurance can continue to go to InsulinAffordability.com and immediately download the Lilly Insulin Value Program savings card to receive Lilly insulins for $35 per month.

  62. Fabius Maximus says:

    Here is a nice RE story for debate.

    This home in Roslyn Heights was purchased for $2.4M+ in 2021.
    The owner pays $38K a year in property taxes.
    The home happens to be .5 miles from the train station.
    Kathy Hochul thinks she should be able to override local zoning laws to build an apartment building next door.

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