The misguided travel ban

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“The record before this Court is unique. It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order”. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson’s’ language in blocking the president’s travel ban is difficult for the average reader. I had to do some digging into the ruling and third party legal commentary […]

Review of ‘The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island’

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Today I finished reading “The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island” by Bill Bryson. This is still one of the first 10 books I’ve read in electronic format that I’ve come to enjoy while on the treadmill. I’ve read most of Bryson’s work and regard him as one of the brightest […]

Support for immigration reform

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I am committed to support the right of individuals to travel freely across political borders. The U.S. Constitution ensures equal representation for all individuals living in the United States, regardless of immigration status. Noncitizens lack the right to vote in federal elections but they have the right to have their voices heard by their representatives […]

Impressions of Maine’s coastal region

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How Maine’s coast made me better appreciate New Jersey’s Delaware Bay region I spent this past week in Bar Harbor, Maine in the middle of the state’s coastal zone looking for different ecotourism ideas and approaches to help inspire the rebuilding of our wrecked economy at New Jersey’s Delaware Bay shore community at rural Money […]

Tax deductible employee business expenses

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The basics of an often-misunderstood tax topic If you are an employee with expenses related to your job, these expenses are not taxable income. If your employer reimburses these expenses separately from your wages then these amounts are not taxed and you need to take no further action. But if the amounts were included in your […]

Who is responsible when the payroll service screws up?

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A new legal case might give some insight to responsibility for compliance with the maze of federal, state and local laws controlling electronic banking and payroll transactions Most small businesses that pay employees or contractors use a third-party payroll accounting service to handle the required record-keeping and tax payment transactions. These services are inexpensive, typically […]

Preview of “The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain”

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A friend asked if would recommend reading Bill Bryson’s new book The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain. Actually I’m just at the beginning of reading it so I answered the question from a different perspective. What is the book about? Getting old, travel in England and the devastating indirect effects of […]

Letter in support of agricultural tourism in New Jersey

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This is the text (with hyperlinks added) of my letter to the Cape May County Agricultural Development Board regarding New Jersey’s attempt to draw visitors to South Jersey’s farms for recreation and tourism purposes. The matter is covered in this newspaper article. My larger concern is that if local government reacts to a small number of […]