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Suzanne Pavkovic

Managing Editor/News, Newark Star-Ledger

Suzanne Pavkovic is the Managing Editor/News at The Star-Ledger.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Suzanne Pavkovic

Says New Jersey has "the highest unemployment rate in the region" and "stagnant job growth."

"Seventy percent of the people in the state of New Jersey want marriage equality."

"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."

"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."

"The people who were running the budget, in the Corzine years, decided to steal from the unemployment trust fund. … As did other Governors before. We simply don’t do that, haven’t done it, and won’t permit it."

"A report by the US General Accountability Office (GAO) in 2008 found that the disposal of Katrina wastes by AshBritt in the south resulted in the creation of contaminated sites along the Gulf Coast and two new Superfund sites in New Orleans."

"The price tag amounted to nearly $4,200 for every man, woman and child in the state."

"Every American now is $51,000 in debt. That’s money I owe, that’s money my children owe before they even go to kindergarten, that’s their check to the federal government right now."

Says Reps. Rush Holt, Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell are "willing to jeopardize seniors’ access to coverage by gutting $741 billion from Medicare" to pay for a "big-government healthcare takeover."

New Jersey has "the highest property taxes in the nation and not by a little. They are the highest property taxes in the nation, more than double the national average."

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