Number of The Day

September 7, 2010 | Number of The Day
Telephone deregulation was supposed to get consumers more services for less -- but the less part hasn’t worked out for New Jersey's state government. Telephone expenses have risen from $68.8 ...
September 3, 2010 | Number of The Day
As if New Jersey weren’t in enough debt, the state also owes the federal government $1.7 billion for the unemployment insurance trust fund, according to ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news ...
September 2, 2010 | Number of The Day
Last year was a big one in New Jersey politics, as evidenced by the amount of money raised by municipal political parties. Municipal party committees benefitted from the election largess, ...
September 1, 2010 | Number of The Day
Almost half of all New Jersey residents get at least moderate exercise, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System estimates that ...
August 31, 2010 | Number of The Day
Bias crimes are on the rise in New Jersey, with the state police citing 876 incidents in 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That represents an ...
August 30, 2010 | Number of The Day
For fans of sea scallops, this is a special time of year, with fresh-off-the-boat dry scallops on ice at local markets. New Jersey is a leading supplier of sea scallops, ...
August 27, 2010 | Number of The Day
According to the Tax Foundation, New Jersey’s 7 percent retail sales tax ranks the state 19th in the country in terms of what’s known as a "transparent" tax – meaning ...
August 26, 2010 | Number of The Day
It's common to hear other states, like California, compared with the rest of the world as if they were countries -- but what about New Jersey? According to New Jersey ...
August 25, 2010 | Number of The Day
New Jersey’s always been famous for its tomatoes -- and the end of August is usually the best time to find them. But the state is only eighth in the ...
August 24, 2010 | Number of The Day
The 2009 gubernatorial and assembly election saw a dramatic hike in spending by political action committees (PACs), and nearly $24 million -- or 68 percent of PAC spending -- was ...