[ad_1] As talks drag on, party leaders are still sounding confident. After a caucus lunch Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer insisted his party was “closer to reaching a final agreement” on Biden’s agenda even as he offered few specifics on how big-ticket disputes were being handled. “We’re moving toward finding sweet spots in every
[ad_1] New Jersey has been swimming in cash of late. Tax collections this year soared past expectations, the federal government sent more than $6 billion in stimulus aid, and the state held a $10.1 billion surplus which led to a boost in its annual pension contribution — the first full payment in a quarter century.