5 things to know about anti-Christie Bridgegate crusader Bill Brennan

By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for
on December 07, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Bill Brennan has been an irritant to local officials for more than 20 years.

The activist and retired firefighter is in the middle of a fight to drag Gov. Chris Christie to court on an official misconduct charge, alleging that he knew […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Trenton|2 Comments

Activist Who Filed Complaint Against Christie to Run for NJ Governor

By Alyana Alfaro • 12/05/16 4:45pm

Last week, former firefighter Bill Brennan made headlines for his appearance in court as he attempted to get a Bergen County judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate an official misconduct complaint filed against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his role in the Bridgegate lane closures. While the […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Trenton|5 Comments

Voting With Their Feet : 227K residents moved out of N.J. last year — and 62K immigrants moved in

file photo by Boyd Loving
By Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for
on November 17, 2016 at 1:16 PM, updated November 17, 2016 at 3:25 PM

More than 200,000 residents left New Jersey last year, new Census data shows.

The state lost 17,000 more people than it gained back, as residents left for other states and overseas, […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Trenton|5 Comments

S&P Global Downgrades New Jersey’s Bond Rating

Pension liabilities and revenue loss from lower taxes are cited

Updated Nov. 14, 2016 6:18 p.m. ET

S&P Global Ratings cut its rating for New Jersey’s general-obligation bonds Monday, marking the state’s 10th credit downgrade under Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

The downgrade stemmed from the state’s rising pension liabilities along with an expected drop in revenue as […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

Estate tax cut already changing CPAs’ advice to flee NJ

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Three-quarters of certified public accountants in New Jersey have advised clients to leave the state because of the estate and inheritance taxes, according to the head of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

That tax is ending – and so is the advice, even before the law is off the books, said Ralph […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

N.J. public worker pension fund now the weakest in U.S., report says

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for
on November 02, 2016 at 6:55 PM, updated November 03, 2016 at 7:07 AM

TRENTON — New Jersey’s distressed government worker pension system is now  the worst funded in the U.S., according to a report by Bloomberg.

The Garden State’s public pension fund has languished near the bottom, but […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Trenton|2 Comments

Half of NJ’s new gas tax is being used to pay back old debt. Can state curb trend?

By Michael Symons November 2, 2016 7:21 PM

Over the last seven years, more than $99 of every $100 spent on transportation projects by the state Department of Transportation and NJ Transit has been borrowed.

From 2010 to 2016, less than $76 million out of almost $9.4 billion in cash outlays have been from current revenues, according […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Trenton|2 Comments

Will lawmakers end ban on self-serve gas to offset tax increase?

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for
on November 02, 2016 at 2:53 PM, updated November 03, 2016 at 7:07 AM

Will a 23-cent increase in the gas tax prompt lawmakers to repeal the state’s prohibition against drivers pumping their own gas to ease the pain at the pump?

New Jersey and Oregon are the only […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Trenton|4 Comments

New Jersey it’s all about Taxes and More Taxes

November 2,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, As of Tuesday, New Jersey can no longer claim to have the second-lowest gasoline tax in the country.As the 23-cent-per-gallon increase hit pumps across the state, boosting the 14.5 cents the state charges per gallon to 37.5 cents giving New Jersey the seventh-highest in the U.S.

On top […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

Say Good-bye to Cheap Gas , Say Good-bye to one of the last Reasons to Live in New Jersey

November 1,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The nation’s second-lowest gas tax ended officially at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and was replaced by one of the highest per-gallon rates in the nation , The .23 cent increase gives New Jersey now 37.5 cents-per-gallon.

While the party line from Trenton is that money will […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Trenton|3 Comments