Reader says The iceberg has been spotted, NJ is closing in on it fast and they are running out of other people’s money.

Doing something “swift and broad” will be far harder in light of the coming mass exodus of big dollar taxpayers caused by the double whammy of Herr Trump’s corporate tax hand outs (paid for by blue state property tax payers) combined with Murph’s soak-the-successful tax plan. The iceberg has been spotted, NJ is closing in […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Reader says If New Jersey were a corporation it would have declared bankruptcy years ago

If New Jersey were a corporation it would have declared bankruptcy years ago. Murphy want to “tax the rich” to raise only a fraction of what the state needs to meet its obligations. The Republican tax plan beats him to the punch by removing the deduction for state and local taxes which are already unsustainably […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Attorney General Porrino Announces Arrests of 79 Alleged Child Predators & Child Pornography Offenders in “Operation Safety Net”

December 5,2017

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino today announced arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection initiative led by the New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Partnering agencies targeted sex offenders who exploited the […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Trenton|4 Comments

New Jersey Makes the Top Ten states with the Highest Expenditures on Public Welfare

December 1,2017

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Washington DC, Congress is trying to make headway on tax reform, President Donald Trump said earlier this month that welfare reform will be one of the next big items on the White House agenda.

New Jersey is already in the top 10 states in total amount of Welfare expenditures .  […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

New Jersey Taxes Going through the Roof ,Run For Your Life

file photo by Boyd Loving

November 29,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Bergen Record ,Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said Tuesday that he is “confident” his proposal to increase taxes on New Jersey’s millionaires will go through, even as Democratic leaders in the Legislature have cooled on the idea in light of GOP […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Trenton|4 Comments

Murphy’s tax and spending plan will face a fundamental economic reality, government spending does not boost an economy

November 27,2017
Murray Sabrin Professor of Finanace at Ramapo College

I sent the following letter to Tom Moran about his column. http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/njs_millionaires_tax_hike_is_losing_support_moran.html

Your editorial today misses several points. If Murphy wants to spend more, then all New Jerseyans should pay higher taxes. Your support of his tax hike on upper income individuals and families is nothing less than […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Trenton|4 Comments

Murphy Needs You on His Transition Team

November 27,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Murphy transition maintained a pretty low profile during Thanksgiving week, and the governor-elect himself made just one photo op feeding the down and out and less fortunate.

But there is plenty to be done behind the scenes: speeches to write, interviews to conduct, names to vet for jobs […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

New Jersey’s public-pension system currently holds less than 38 percent of what the state owes its retirees

November 27,2017

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Trenton NJ, according to Michael Lilley in the article New Jersey Public Unions, Ascendant https://www.city-journal.org/html/new-jersey-public-unions-ascendant-15568.html ,

“New Jersey’s public-pension system currently holds less than 38 percent of what the state owes its retirees, which amounts to a $135 billion shortfall. Adding to this unfunded liability, the state also owes retirees […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Aronsohn and Simincini Make the Murphy Transition team

November 22,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, both former Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Ron Simincini were selected for the Murphy transition team.
Aronsohn in Human and Children Services and Simincini in Housing .
Well Ridgewood you now know what you voted for . Murphy has made it abundantly clear that he intends to raise your taxes […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Trenton|15 Comments

Former Police Officer Who Stole $105,000 from PBA Will Not See Jail Time

November 21,2017
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TRENTON NJ, Attorney Christopher S. Porrino announced that a retired police officer who formerly served as president and state delegate of New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 59 in Cape May was sentenced today for embezzling large sums from the union over a period of five years. The […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Trenton|10 Comments