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The Jaffe Briefing - October 16, 2017

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY
 
MONTCLAIR - As many voters have no clue who is running for governor, you can bet it may be difficult for NJTV to gather a wide viewership tonight's debate of candidates for lieutenant governor. But since Monday Night Football doesn't include the Giants or Jets, then, sure, we will be tuning in at 8 p.m. as Phil Murphy's Number Two - Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver - goes up against Kim Guadagno's running mate, Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo. During the debate at Montclair State University, expect Oliver and Rendo to play the role of attack dogs, which should make things interesting, as they promote the campaign platforms of their prospective bosses.

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 13, 2017

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY
 
EAST ORANGE - Time to comb through the laundry. NBC tells the story of an East Orange retiree who saw on TV news that a winning lottery ticket has gone unclaimed. It prompted him to take a look through some old shirts and - Voila! - there was a ticket. And - Voila! - it happened to be the $24.1 million winner for the New York lottery jackpot on May 23. There was just two days let to claim the prize before it expired. The retired security guard said he has been buying lottery tickets since the 1960s, and has been sort of slow about checking his numbers. Now, with a 26-year payout, he will never need to check lottery tickets again.

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 12, 2017

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY
 
STATEWIDE - So, in which state do people spend the most on Halloween candy? Bet we were going to say New Jersey, but no.  The national average in per-person spending is $16.45. Yet, in Oregon, shoppers pay a whopping $40.29, on average, on their Halloween candy, reports Ibotta. New Jersey ranked third on the national list, where we plunk down an average of $24.36 on candy purchases the week before Halloween, thus ensuring plenty to snack on until Santa arrives with his candy canes. Which state is the stingiest? Ohio, which spends the absolute least, and is obviously not the strategic state to go Trick or Treating in.

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 10, 2017

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY
 
NEWARK - They have been shadow boxing for months, and finally the two candidates for governor will square off tonight in a debate, taking the NJPAC stage at 7 p.m. The debate will be broadcast all over the place. There are plenty of undecided voters out there for Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno to convince, with nearly three-fifths of voters having "no opinion" in the latest polling. Murphy pledges to attract new tech to New Jersey, bringing along plenty of jobs. Guadagno is all about taxes and ways to cut them. The devil is in the details; eager to hear what he has to say.

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