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New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants : The Surprising Total Cost of Government in New Jersey

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

ROSELAND NJ, Many people are aware of New Jersey’s $38 billion state budget. But when you add in municipalities, schools, counties and utilities, total government spending in New Jersey skyrockets way past that. Regina Egea, president of Garden State Initiative (GSI), takes us through GSI’s eye-opening research into the true cost of government in New Jersey, where all the money goes and what – if anything – can be done to reign in spending.

The IssuesWatch Podcast is a bi-weekly program published by the NJCPA and hosted by Jeff Kaszerman, NJCPA vice president of government relations. It covers the latest New Jersey policy and political issues – because you need to know both. The focus is on business and economic issues impacting the business community and all New Jerseyans.

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  • Rundown on New Jersey’s Budget
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  • The Ups and Downs of Doing Business in New Jersey

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