We owe HOW much? Why NJ has worst taxpayer burden in nation

By David Matthau September 19, 2017 7:13 PM

Here’s a real shocker.

A new report gives New Jersey a grade of “F” for having the worst finances of any state in the nation.

According to Sheila Weinberg, the CEO of Truth in Accounting, a think tank that analyzes government financial reporting, New Jersey’s finances have been in a […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Budget Basics: How New Jersey Spends Your Money


Richard F. Keevey | September 13, 2017

A series that details the fundamentals of New Jersey’s budget, as well as its current budget woes

Richard F. Keevey

This is the first in a multipart series outlining New Jersey’s fiscal fundamentals, written by Richard F. Keevey, the former budget director and comptroller for New Jersey and currently a senior […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Tax Facts: Getting Beyond All the Talk About New Jersey’s Taxes

file photo by Boyd Loving

John Reitmeyer | September 13, 2017

More taxes, no new taxes, higher taxes, marijuana taxes, corporate taxes, tax relief, and even a new tax structure — it’s definitely an election year in the Garden State

Tax reform is becoming a hot topic in Washington, D.C., as President Donald Trump is looking for Congress […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Christie administration pushes on in labor dispute over public worker pay increases


Posted on September 3, 2017 at 7:20 AM

By Samantha Marcus

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NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is digging in on a labor dispute in which it refuses to pay public employees’ step increases after their contracts expired, despite state court rulings that have largely upheld the practice.

The administration has asked the Public […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments


file photo by Boyd Loving

The only way to stem our tide of outmigration is to bring our economic policies in line with our direct regional competitors — Pennsylvania and New York

September 4,2017
written by OpportunityNJ June 26, 2017

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has many positive attributes. We added almost 60,000 jobs in 2016, the state’s largest gain […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Kim Guadagno Hits Back Over Murphy Race Baiting

September 3,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, while we have never been a strong supporter of Kim Guadagno , Phil Murphy (Corzine 2.0) is clearly a threat to many New Jerseyans livelihood . His big government tax and spend philosophy will chase any business out of New Jersey, leaving fewer people to carry the […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

The Key Players Leaving the NJ Legislature


A sea change in New Jersey politics is coming next year, not only because Gov. Chris Christie will be leaving office, but because many prominent voices in the Legislature will be gone or are shuffling into other positions.

A string of departures announced this year in the Assembly and Senate and the death of state Sen. […]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Will Phil Murphy be a union yes-man?

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

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New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation, a crushing burden to middle-class families and indisputably the top concern of voters.

It’s a problem that can’t be solved until we contain the salaries and benefits of public workers. That is not a liberal view, or a conservative view. It is about […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

In New Jersey Governor’s Race, Money Can Take a Circuitous Route


Newark. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Sheila McPherson is listed as a homemaker on an Internal Revenue Service report from the Democratic Governors Association. This year, Ms. McPherson donated $80,000 to the association, the first time, records show, that she gave to the national group. She also sent $10,000 to the […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Dancer Bill to Lift New Jersey Ban on Sleigh Bells

August 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ,  New Jersey law will no longer require sleigh bells attached to horse-drawn sleighs on highways under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. The legislator sponsors two bills removing antiquated sections of state law, “It’s like cleaning out your basement. You find some things that have outlived their usefulness […]

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