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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 24, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

LEAD-IN-WATER LAWSUIT

NEWARK — An environmental group that is suing the city of Newark over alleged systemic violations of clean water rules is seeking to force the city to take immediate measures to correct the problems while the lawsuit proceeds. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

TAX OVERHAUL-HIGH-TAX STATES

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. The Treasury Department’s rules released Thursday target moves by states like New York, New Jersey and California — where residents could see substantial increases in their federal tax bills next spring because of the $10,000 cap on state and local deductions. By Marcy Gordon and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,089 words, photos.

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TAX OVERHAUL-HIGH-TAX STATES-Q&A

CHERRY HILL — New rules unveiled by the IRS undermine some states’ attempts to help residents keep a version of a popular federal income tax deduction. Last year’s Republican tax overhaul put a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local income taxes, which could affect some high-earners in high-tax states. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 575 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— SUPERSTORM SANDY-FRAUD — Four more New Jersey residents have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy relief.

— CHILD PORN CHARGES — A man who had more than 12,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer devices has pleaded guilty to distributing the material.

— STOCKTON UNIVERSITY-TEST SCORES — Stockton University will no longer require undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores.

— COAL EXPORT-WASHINGTON — Six states have lined up in support of Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to block a proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

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