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Sullivan, Baglio, Kendal Win Princeton School Board Race (Updated)

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Incumbent Patrick Sullivan held off challengers to win another three-year term on the school board for the Princeton Public Schools. Three seats were open in the Nov. 3 election.

Newcomer Elizabeth “Betsy Kalber Baglio was the top vote-getter in the school board race with 2,428 votes. Sullivan came in second with 2,306 votes. Newcomer Dafna Kendal came in third place with 2,032 votes. Newcomer Robert Dodge had 1,780 votes.

The count includes absentee ballots.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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    Zwicker – “investments in renewable energy”

    Amount of public money spent on fusion research, including PPL where Zwicker works – $30,000,000,000.

    Amount of commercial power above input power produced by fusion research – 0 watts.

    That’s NOT an investment, that spending public money on research that hasn’t produced anything yet.

    Zwicker – “… including expanded background checks and longer waiting periods, that could help prevent the sort of mass shootings that have occurred far too frequently in recent years.”

    Ignorant [D] talking points. Most mass shootings have been committed by individuals who passed background checks. Background checks and waiting periods cannot “prevent mass shootings.” If they did, Chicago would be a peaceful paradise instead of the Democrat-run dangerous city that it is today (2,578 shooting victims this year already).

    Let’s elect folks who actually understand the issues.

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    Here is what you get by voting [D] –

    New Jerseyans already know it to be true, but a Forbes analysis of state-by-state tax burdens places the Garden State near the top of its “WORST States for Taxes” list.

    New Jersey lands in second place, behind New York, in the comparison of state and local taxes.

    Connecticut, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont and Pennsylvania round out the top 10, according to the Forbes report.

    The analysis compares local taxes and the effective tax rate for single people with $50,000 in reportable income, a figure Forbes said it based on the $53,046 median U.S. Household income from 2009 to 2013.

    In New Jersey, which has one of the most progressive tax structures in the country, that income tax rate is 2.54 percent, which Forbes combined with local taxes to establish a 12.3 percent state and local tax burden.

    New Jersey’s income taxes start at 1.4 percent on earnings less than $20,000 and the top marginal tax rate hits 8.97 percent on income over $500,000.

    Democratic lawmakers have tried in recent years to add a surcharge on income over $1 million to raise money for pensions, but Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly rejected the efforts.

    Tax-and-spend is ALL that Democrats know.

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