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Poll Finds 49% of New Jerseyans Favor Gas Tax Amendment

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A Fairleigh Dickinson poll released Monday find that 49 percent of New Jersey residents would support a proposed constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax revenue to the Transportation Trust Fund, the depleted funding source for the state’s roads and bridges. JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |January 26th, 2016|Trenton|5 Comments

New Jersey Taxpayers faced the 3rd highest state tax burden

State-Local Tax Burden Rankings

We’ve just released our annual State-Local Tax Burden Rankings. According to the report, 9.9 percent of income in America went toward state and local taxes (in FY 2012).

The report highlights the state-local tax burden on taxpayers in each of the 50 states, details how much residents pay to their state and other […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Trenton|2 Comments

McGreevey pushes latest Boondoggle in Paterson

McGreevey comes to Paterson to defend controversial prison reentry initiative

JANUARY 6, 2016, 9:57 AM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016, 10:02 AM
BY JOE MALINCONICO
PATERSON PRESS

PATERSON — Former Gov. Jim McGreevey made a surprise appearance at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting in an attempt to defuse criticism aimed at the new prisoner reentry program he […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Trenton|7 Comments

“able-bodied adults” between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents no longer qualify for food assistance in New Jersey

Christie administration ends waiver for food stamp work requirement

About 11,000 New Jerseyans may have their food assistance discontinued after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday that the state is no longer offering a certain waiver in the program. Brent Johnson and Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

By |January 2nd, 2016|Trenton|22 Comments

Lame Duck NJ Redistricting Scheme Raises More Questions than It Answers

In the days prior to Christmas, two hastily called Judiciary committee hearings were called in an effort to change the NJ State Constitution, ensuring one party control of the State in perpetuity. Practically no notice was provided, no information was shared, no questions were answered and no experts testified. Regardless of your political leanings, anyone […]

By |December 30th, 2015|Trenton|2 Comments

How to check to see if you have unclaimed property in N.J. and reclaim it

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on December 28, 2015 at 7:08 PM, updated December 29, 2015 at 7:15 AM

TRENTON — New Jersey’s Unclaimed Property Administration connected $123 million in unclaimed assets with their rightful owners or heirs in the fiscal year that ended in June, according to an audit of the agency.

The […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

New Jersey: The least liked state in America

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New Jersey is the only state which Americans tend to have an unfavorable opinion of

As America prepares to celebrate its 239th birthday this Saturday, YouGov compiled a ‘State of the States’, asking Americans how they feel about each and every state that forms our country.
This research shows that New Jersey is […]

By |December 27th, 2015|Trenton|9 Comments

N.J. state workers were paid $2.7M to ‘watch TV, play cards’ after facility closed

 

In the final weeks before the Christie administration closed a facility in Woodbridge for people with developmental disabilities, hundreds of state workers earned $2.7 million just for showing up — including some seen playing cards and watching TV, according to a report by the Office of the State Auditor. Susan K. Livio, NJ.comRead more

By |December 17th, 2015|Trenton|3 Comments

NJ Fiscal Crisis : State Tax Revenues Continue to Drop

N.J. revenues fell further behind Christie projection in November

New Jersey tax collections so far this year were set back further in November by increasingly sluggish corporation business tax collections. Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

By |December 17th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

NJ Democrats Push Union Demands with four proposed amendments to state constitution

N.J. Democrats to address four proposed amendments to state constitution

DECEMBER 15, 2015, 10:56 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015, 10:56 PM
BY DUSTIN RACIOPPI
STATE HOUSE BUREAU |
THE RECORD

As Governor Christie prepares for a four-day bus tour of New Hampshire to bolster his presidential campaign, Democrats in New Jersey will set in motion a plan […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments