Private beachs on public parkland in Rockaway Peninsula, Queens, NY.
New York in search of reveneus at the DMV — registration and license fees hiked, and mandatory new licencse plates with every new registration.
Former New Jersey State Senator Joseph Conglio sentenced on corruption charges: giving state money to a hospital in exchange for a job.
Tax havens versus Tax hells — The Economist reports that in terms of tax, Chicago is the most expensive city for travelers, at $41 a day in taxes on general sales purchases. The least expensive: Burbank, California, at just $1 a day in taxes.