House votes to give schools one-year reprieve from ‘levy cliff,’ possible $500M shortfall

Washington lawmakers moved one step closer toward a solution to the “levy cliff” — which could cause a $500 million shortfall for school districts starting in 2018 — when the House voted Monday to pass a bill designed to delay the cliff by one year. It moves to the Senate.

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Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over. A public hearing on the proposal by South Jersey Gas to build the pipeline will be held Tuesday in Pemberton. The pipe would supply a power plant in Cape May...